Has anybody been caught with selling a valuable part through E/BAY that included using their shipping agent system whereupon if the package does not fit exactly to the agents stipulated size you forfeit the item to them and also have no contact ability to buy it back from them.
I assume these accumulated items are sold of at any price to some one [or organisation] with inside connections as it is impossible to make contact with any person to find out how to possible get the item back.
Bob, I don't know about OZ, but mail fraud is taken pretty seriously here. People pulling shenanigans like that have been known end up doing time in a federal slammer. I would find out which prosecutor holds jurisdiction and raise Holy Ned.
Bob: I have never used e-bays shipping program for international shipping. I never offer it as an option. It just looked like a bad deal to me. It and their "pay later" program is thrown in our face on almost every page in the hopes we will change our minds. When I first noticed the shipping program, I had to always un-check it as an option. They were trying to force it as the "default" setting. They have changed it now to where I would have to check the box if I wanted it. Please let me know what happens with your issue, because as a seller this type of thing is a serious concern to us .......
Thanks Steve ,I can assure you it's alive and working full on in the organisation as mentioned above
REPLY TO ME FROM E/BAY
Thank you for taking the time to get back to me. I reviewed your transaction and I understand that you had some questions about being able to still get your item that we could not send on to you because it was restricted due to our program size and weight restrictions. I am so sorry that this has caused you so many problems. Unfortunately,these requirements are something that your seller should be well aware of but if they send an item that is too large for our program the seller has made an agreement with eBay and our shipper that we will not return or forward the item. We will refund the buyer and then the shipper will liquidate the item to recover some of their losses. (Please see http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/shipping-globally.html#eligibility ).
Well, I'm confused Bob. Are you the buyer or the seller of the item on Ebay? I thought that program was for items sold and shipped from the US to other countries. If you are the buyer, you should get your money back. If you are the seller, the program doesn't apply to you.
I am the buyer . The seller tried every way known to get the item back so as to sell it onto me direct. In desperation i said to him i would have a try as i need the item desperately for my restoration .
I feel sorry for him loosing his item of value in such a way --
I have lost this much needed item for my T restoration--
The next generation has lost out on having another Ford T to enjoy all because of the greed of this operation that could not give a sh--t who looses out as long as they get their little amount of freight costs from the sellers address to their depot.
A mechanic friend of mine had a similar experience several years ago with a shipping company in brown trucks. He packaged up his rollaway toolbox for shipping, and they picked it up in Kansas City and shipped it to Southern California. When it arrived in SoCal, the depot refused to accept it because it was "oversize" and it was shipped back to KC! He ended up having to pay for shipping both ways, and then making arrangements with another carrier to get his tools to California, but at least he got them back! I hope Bob is able to get his part.