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I think you jumped the gun by posting his name for all to see without a real need to do so. I would have assumed the guy went somewhere between Christmas and New Years, like many people. I would have waited until this next week before getting paypal and the likes involved.
Posting his name online like you did was not right.
Well I had my paypal locked down this entire time when the guy had the package sitting in his mailbox the entire time and I'm still in the process of getting it straightened out and paypal was starting to hound me for having a large negative balance and I was calling the post office almost every day, sending more and more documents to paypal, when if he had just looked in his mailbox 9-11 days ago none of this would have gone on like this.
What was I to think when the post office insisted each day that they had delivered it to him and then he won't respond for 9 days and paypal closes the case against me and starts asking me for money to cover the deficit?
What if he was scamming or the account had been hacked and someone else was about to ship something out? I got saved once before when someone posted info on someone just in time. As it turned out it was a mistake this time and I'm sorry and it's a shame he got scared by the messed up tracking but can you really blame me that much for eventually posting here?
I told him as far back as 12/23/11 that the USPS said it was in his box despite the primary tracking info. I had planned to try to sell a bunch more items during this time when people had money in hand they got for Christmas before they spent it all. I tried to contact him for nine straight days without a response and he had told me he needed to use it a couple days or so before the new year and it was now after the new year. What was I to think? That he still hadn't looked in his box for days after he said he needed it?
I finally started texting him last night and posting this stuff on the net and then he finally responded and went about trying to make it right. And I then removed his name from this thread.
Anyway I don't blame him for filing a claim against me the second he saw it going to TN instead of SD since you need to act fast if you think you are being ripped off. If his box isn't right at his house I don't even blame him for filing the claim before going down to his drop box location. And neither of us are at fault for accusing the other at the start of trying to pull something. I don't care he got upset at first, I can't blame him for worry and thinking the worst of me at first. We both were worried the other party was tryign to pull something.
But a day later the post office tells me that the tracking sticker fell off and should be ignored since they tracked it by the insurance sticker which proved it had been delivered to him. I sent an email asking him if he had actually checked his box yet since he had been pretty vague about it, he made it sound like he had checked but his message wasn't 100% clear on it, and to check it just in case he hadn't yet since the post office said it should be there. I sent him msgs every few days asking what was going on, I attached notes to the ebay auction, etc. I hear nothing for 9 days and then I see the case closed against me (and in the meantime I also see that he eventually responded back to paypal half-way through this period, it sat on awaiting buyer response for a couple of days and then it moved on to the next stage, so he did get their message and respond during the middle of these nine days) so yeah I freaked out a bit at that point and posted here about it. Even if his drop box was a bit of a drive away and he was sure I was a scammer and didn't want to waste his time he could've at least called his drop box annex and asked them if they had received packages for him.
Anyway whatever, he is doing what he can to make it right now. Just one of those things were everything goes wrong before it goes right.
Payapl said they are now asking him for confirmation of delivery to clear my name and for him to re-send the money.
Edited on Jan 02, 2012 at 07:03 PM · View previous versions