I use eBay quite frequently. I recently had a bad experience. I wanted to post this NOT to be vindictive, but to warn others away from this seller if they happen to Google him. I’m putting this here as a record so that hopefully he won’t be able to do this to someone else. I don’t want anyone else to have to go through the hassle that I went through.
I won an item from eBay user knuc_larr (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, eBay profile: http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=knuc_larr&ftab=AllFeedback). After not receiving it (I waited over 2 weeks) I contacted him and he told me the following:
“I am not going to sell that [item] that cheap go ahead and get a refund from paypal,that is a $60 [item],the seller has the right to reject a bid,I never accepted your bid.”
Obviously, he either doesn’t know or care how eBay works. I won the auction. He did not set a reserve on the auction. He decided not to sell the item after I paid what he considered too low of a price. He was also being deliberately shady by not immediately refunding my money when I won the auction. If he had no plans to ship the item, why did he wait 2+ weeks for ME to contact HIM? Like I said: shady.
I would avoid doing business with him.