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Subject:Here we go...
Time:04:46 pm
The guy who bought the laptop is claiming it does't work properly, is dirty, making noise, etc. etc. Since I spent a considerable amount of time cleaning it and making sure it works perfectly I'm not impressed. I suspect that this is the prelude to trying to scam me for a partial refund without returning the goods.

I've told him that if he's unhappy he should open an item dispute with ebay and return it to me for a refund. We'll see what happens.

update Friday - heard nothing more about this, which leaves me sure it was a quick attempt to scam for a partial refund. Meanwhile the buyer of the iMac G5 has left positive feedback, so at least that one's OK. Had a look at upping the hard disk size on the G4 but it's fairly complicated and I doubt it's worth the hassle. I'll try to get a suitable box today, and re-list it once I'm sure I'll be able to pack it if it sells.
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bohemiancoast
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Time:2015-01-23 12:49 pm (UTC)
I got scammed in my last round of eBay sales. It wasn't a lot of money, and the chap was unfailingly polite -- but he emailed me about 10 minutes after I posted the goods asking me when they would arrive and I knew immediately that he'd be a non-receipt scammer. And so it proved. But I have left positive feedback for him that says 'I am so sorry the item didn't arrive' so other sellers have some warning.
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-01-23 07:52 pm (UTC)
You know you can claim up to £20 and your Postage costs back from the Royal Mail in situations like those?
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bohemiancoast
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Time:2015-01-24 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yup. All I have to do is find my proof of posting, which is definitely in the house somewhere -- and it is worth doing so thanks for the reminder.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-01-24 09:20 pm (UTC)
Most of the stuff I send is big enough to need a courier, or valuable enough to need recorded delivery, either way I get proof of posting and delivery. Most of my cheaper items are so obscure (e.g. a blanking plate for the instrument panel of the fairing on a BMW motorbike) that the odds are that a buyer will not want to scam me, but again I keep the proof of posting.
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