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Actually you can't always trust people with your money even if you do know them personally. But I don't want to get into that story...

sigh.

I do wonder, with the economy, if more people are scamming...or if it's the same number of people as it's always been.

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No, I know what you mean - I was thinking of loved ones, but I guess nothing is sacred Jilly.

This guys been at it for years, and I know of others who have too, perhaps the economy has brought out more - but I think you can either do something like that or you can't frown


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Steven, I am sorry to hear about your situation with the statue.

It's really depressing to talk about these things, isn't it?

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Yeah, but they have to be named and shamed otherwise they keep on doing it. But yeah, it is depressing - but a lesson learned I suppose is the positive thing to take away smile


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Good points. Yeah.

Can you even imagine thinking to yourself, "I can buy ANYTHING I like on ebay and get it for free! Anything! Let's go shopping right now!"

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LOL Jilly smile

I think eBay's rule changes have made it more appealing to scammers. Before there would be repercussions. Now there really aren't any. So it attracts them. For example you don't find this problem at all on Amazon (or at least if it exists I've never hit it, and I use Amazon *very* heavily).

I still buy a ton of things on the internet, all my origami paper for example, and I have stellar experiences. So I think there are still great companies out there. You just have to pick and choose.


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I do think that a takeaway lesson here would be to keep aware of changing policies everywhere. One never knows when an established, previously friendly site could become toxic.

Not to be negative, but still. wall

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I actually got my money back!! Yeah!! smile I threatened legal action, sent a long thought out letter and got it back, so thank goodness. It was so frustrating to have someone steal from you - it's such an awful feeling frown


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That is awesome news Steven smile


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Thanks Lisa - the guy must have thought I was crazy LOL - but I sent him a really long letter saying how it had affected me and my trust in ppl, I asked him how he would feel if it was done to him, what his mother would think - it was like a moral essay in the end haha smile. Of course, I think the threat of Legal action spurred him on more than anything else, I'm not that naive (sadly - LOL), but it was really nice to see, and since then he's started refunding all his other customers I've heard through the grapevine - which is just crazy because he' been doing it for about three years (I did my research.) People obviously can change when pushed a great deal anyway - it's just a great shame that there are ppl out there like these guys that do it in the first place.


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