Update: 100% scam ... "3800lm" 3xXM-L T6 + 3x18650 + charger at ebay for about $15

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yeah, no surprises, but I bet I don't lose a dime - just some time

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Heh, when I posted the original deal there was no feedback. :-/

Can someone post a link to instructions on what to do in cases like this?

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login to ebay, go to my ebay, purchase history

to the right of the item/purchase, find and click the drop down arrow next to more actions, then click resolve a problem

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From what I read, there's nothing I can do other than wait at least 7 days, then report?

Any way to report suspicious activity right now?

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yeah, i emailed seller so that after 7 days i can request refund.  wouldn't be surprised to hear from ebay in the near future...this is probably on their radar, there's just a delay...

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And ebay is supposed to have sophisticated software to detect shill bidding like that. Maybe ebay already detected since it would be about the easiest case. Both are from HK and neither have feedback. 

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I bid on one torch, but ebay stopped the auction. Ebay send me an email, that they check the seller and all his auctions are canclled.

I think, if ebay kicked a seller, yo ucan solve the problem directly - you don't have to wait (this is possible on ebay.de Germany - don't now if it is the same on ebay.com)

The bike light will be the same scam.

Light up the darkness.

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 this could be a more elaborate scam to get 150 people all so excited about a certain light so when they lose it to a stupid scam they run off and bid up the same light every where else on ebay ..

Just thinking out loud  and wondering if this light sells for more than normal this week ..something worth checking on while you wait for ebay to return you your money

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Checked My Ebay this morning.  No messages from Ebay, nor a response from the seller.  (I still hadn't paid.)  I went ahead and sent the seller a message that I would not be paying for the item since they were removed from Ebay as a registered user.  I would expect to see some response from Ebay concerning the situation. 

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I bet it was BLF member "Reflection" posing as a Chinese light seller.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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trooplewis wrote:

I bet it was BLF member "Reflection" posing as a Chinese light seller.

 

What ever happened with that bad deal?

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ebay just closed refunded my money and closed my case

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Hello
I too bought, the day after the seller was not registered so I made a report to Paypal "item not received", but on March 17 the seller has given a number for package with Chinapost but indicating "unknown".
Since last March 20 the number indicates package posted to my country ... weird!


Now that Paypal had to refund on March 20 asked me to wait until 6 April


I'll wait for this package (empty?) And I will keep you informed.


And you dthrckt how did you manage to be already repaid?

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Ebay says I'll be refunded as well. Haven't checked paypal yet.

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emailed seller, waited a few days, opened case w/ ebay and said seller did not respond and is not registered, received decision and refund within a day or two

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Hello

Good news i received....

Bad news...a small envelope containing a piece metal 4 grams.

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phil063 wrote:

Hello

Good news i received....

Bad news...a small envelope containing a piece metal 4 grams.

Did you sign for it when it came? If you didn't, it might be easier (although sneaky) to claim 'item not received' with ebay. If you say you got it, but that it was 'item not as described', ebay might ask you to send it back registered, which would cost you a fortune.


 

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Fake silver coin scam?

I am suprised so many people purchased when the Op said it was a probable scam. lol

 

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I signed,
If Paypal is logical, paypal should refund saw the packet size that can hold the item I ordered.

Re waiting for the time of the seller's response ...



Next time, i'll wait few day before paying.

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I changed to probable scam after people ordered, myself included.

BTW, I checked my paypal, ebay already refunded me for BOTH my purchases of this scam.

phil063, file a complaint on ebay, no need to include paypal at all here. Obviously ebay is aware of the scam by this user.

Viktor

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