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Offline mazinger7000

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dishonest seller from australia
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:01:10 PM »
well, i just had my first screw-over as a coin collector. there was a 1996 gold 1/2 ms69 on eBay a couple of weeks ago. the seller eBay user id is
yng52jac and he had a perfect feedback rating of 52. his name is either jacky young, jackie young, or bruce young. in any case, i corresponded with him by email, and i made a deal with him privately to buy the coin.
i paid him via paypal, and he shipped me the coin, although my street number was wrong. my mail carrier somehow found the box and delivered it to me today.
i opened it only to find an empty box! not even some paper for weight. i have started my first paypal claim, but am still concerned, as it cost me $4,250. anyone with any experience with this please let me know if there's anything else i can do.
i should have videotaped myself opening the box, but honestly did not expect he would screw me like this. beware of this person!!!

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 05:15:09 PM »
one thing i'd like to know from anyone who has done this-- while my claim is going through paypal, should i pay the balance on this transaction which went on my credit card bill, or contest it there as well? thanks--

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 05:55:39 PM »
Did you pay for it as "goods or services"? If so, I think you have coverage. It may just take time. If friends and family, y ou are screwed.

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 06:08:58 PM »
You should definitely call your credit card comapny and file a dispute asap. Using PayPal and pay with a creit card gives you double protection in case bad thing like this happens.

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 06:18:24 PM »
Also it is pretty odd a scamer would send an empty box with nothing in it. Normally it would be filled with something to make up the weight. May be something happend in transit since the street number is wrong?

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 06:42:51 PM »
what was the serial number of the coin?

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 07:05:29 PM »
Did you pay for it as "goods or services"? If so, I think you have coverage. It may just take time. If friends and family, y ou are screwed.
yes i did, and there is an invoice with the info about the coin there, thank goodness. 

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 07:05:58 PM »
what was the serial number of the coin?
the serial number was blacked out on the eBay listing-

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 07:12:29 PM »
Also it is pretty odd a scamer would send an empty box with nothing in it. Normally it would be filled with something to make up the weight. May be something happend in transit since the street number is wrong?
that's possible. although the street number is completely wrong. there's no way he could have gotten that from my address listed on paypal. he only insured the package for $100 and did not put his last name on the package. it feels funny on many levels. perhaps he was hoping the package would be lost? or that it would buy him time since it took much longer to get to me? i don't know. if he wanted it to get lost, why not write a worse address? it's very confusing. the weight of the package shipped was .5 kg, including a small half size shoebox type of box. so that sounds about what it should have been with a coin in it. but he could have overstated the weight when shipping.

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 08:30:12 PM »
The package had gone through many hands, besides the shippers, also custom inspectors of both countries. But what's important is you have Paypal and credit card company to reservse the payment back to you. Please keep us posted of the result. Good luck!

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2017, 09:14:14 PM »
All you can do is file a claim with paypal and credit card company.

When I search ebay I block all sellers not in the US for this very reason, any deal that seems too good to be true from outside the US is probably a scam.  International transactions are not worth the trouble. 

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 11:09:51 PM »
Sorry for your bad experience.
KeepOnTrying and Never Give Up!
That lion is also after you!

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2017, 12:01:55 AM »
the serial number was blacked out on the eBay listing-

I remember this listing. At the time, I was able to determine that the pics for this coin were from a sale that happened several months prior.

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 12:06:33 AM »
the serial number was blacked out on the eBay listing-

That's a red flag to me for a non-U.S. seller...

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Re: dishonest seller from australia
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 10:56:40 AM »
Did you give him the correct address and he wrote the wrong street # instead?