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13 October 2006 @ 02:29 pm
Mostly it's just fun to wave that e-dick around...  
So on eBay I recently won an auction where the seller offers Paypal as a form of payment, but is refusing to accept my credit-card-through-Paypal payment. This is against eBay policy, but the seller is insisting she is within her rights. (I call bull.) I am preparing to report her to eBay for Seller Non-Performance, but I'm giving her one more chance to upgrade her account without getting eBay involved.

Part of me feels like a jerk, because it does suck to pay Paypal fees. But if you want to play on eBay, you have to play by eBay's rules! Ignorance of the law does not excuse it and all that. I don't really have any sympathy for her, since she's trying to play the system, and I'm not very worried about how this will affect my feedback, since my feedback's in decent shape right now. (98.9% positive - once you get past that no-longer-perfect, it's not too bad.)
If she was just someone who used her eBay account to buy and it was her first time selling, I'd let it go. But she's only used her account for selling since she started on eBay, so she really ought to know better! And the best way to learn is like this, I think.

It's also interesting from a contract-law perspective, which I am currently focused on in my Business Law class.
Anjalihappyluckyme on October 15th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
do you tell her that you will report her if she does not work it out? if she has 100% and wants to hold on to it..she may play along. and I don't have 100% either. got two negatives within my first month on ebay - since then it has been all positives - i am at 98% or so too.

be the one to teach her the rules (and maybe get a neg in the process) - that is an admirable role as far as i am concerned ;)
Suzik00kaburra on October 15th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
So far she has said she will go along with it; but she hasn't upgraded her account yet so I will see. She may be waiting to see if she can get her other auctions to pay before she accepts my payment, to finish waiting out on the auction.

It used to bug me that I didn't have 100%, but then I figured that it doesn't bother me when I bid on other sellers as long as they're 98% or above, so it probably doesn't bug others, either.
Anjalihappyluckyme on October 15th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Totally - and if I really care all that much, I just look up their negs, but I rarely, if ever, have that much motivation :P
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on October 15th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
purdy icon!
i hope the lady works with you on the payment issue :T