I may have Been Ripped on Ebay...

superman22x

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So the other day, I spent $240 odd dollers on a Tilt on ebay... Well today I get in the mail, a box full of bubble wrap and paper.... No tilt... I email the seller, and am now awaiting a response... My mom signed for the package while I was gone, and there was a sticker on it: "Recieved in Damaged condition."
It is insured through USPS though. So one of 3 things happened:
1. an oversight, as the guy had an ebay business where he bought large amounts of electronics and sold them serperatly on ebay, with a feedback score of 2000+ and he had no negative feedback in the past 12 months.

2. He ripped me off, and is attempting to steal $240 from me.

3. My phone was stolen out of the box by the USPS man, and they stuck a recieved in damaged condition sticker on it, and tricked my mom into signing for it...
 

cavemangrinder

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If it was insured with UPS by the shipper, then you will get you money back if it is not retrieved. File a claim with UPS first, then try contacting the shipper.
 

superman22x

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USPS not UPS. I already tried contacting him. I will wait til tommorrow. Maybe he insured it for $240, but forgot to put it in the box... So, I can go to USPS get my $240, and then... have him ship me the phone. Haha, I'm not that kind of person though...

How hard is it to get a claim through USPS? If I go to the USPS store in Harvard tommorrow, will I get my money then?
 

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Oh sorry :), guess I misread that. I don't know how USPS works. But try what I said anyway. With FedEx and UPS, if you insure it, you will get you money back guaranteed for the insured amount.

EDIT: Usually, when a package is already labeled as damaged (FedEX for example), a damage claim is started and you will get a phone call from your local FedEx. Anyway, just call up the USPS or go by and ask them what you need to do.
 

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This is why I only use craigslist to buy used/discount stuff, or I just buy new from a place I know I can trust. You can't really get ripped off if you meet the person face to face to make the sale, unless you meet them in a secluded place and they rob you or something...
 

superman22x

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Well, I just talked to the guy, he says he sure did insure the phone, and it was in the box when it left his house. So, maybe option 3 above happened... He offered me a refund, and he would get his money back via USPS insurance.
 
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You're lucky he's legit. My dad ordered a graphics card for a friend in Brasil, he paid $800. Then it was faulty and the guy didn't return it in time (before the other arrived) so my dad was charged another $800. Luckily, the guy wasn't a dick and paid it.
 

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Well, I just talked to the guy, he says he sure did insure the phone, and it was in the box when it left his house. So, maybe option 3 above happened... He offered me a refund, and he would get his money back via USPS insurance.

Thats cool. Yeah, insurance refunds are always paid out to the shipper, who in turn refunds you.
 
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