Nickled & Dimed- What would you do?!

chicjean

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Just need to vent.

I was watching an item on eBay and it ended with no bids. I sent the seller a message asking if she'd be willing to sell it for a slightly lower price and she agreed as long as we could go through PayPal to avoid eBay fees.

I sell A LOT on eBay, and if the buyer has a high number and 100%, I have no problem doing this, since I like to avoid the fees, too. This seller had a high number, a top seller badge, and 100% feedback.

The listing was for $45, and we agreed on $35.

When I sent the $35, she wrote back and said that she actually wanted it to go for $45, so I sent the extra $10. I received the item with no trouble... until I sent her an email thanking her and letting her know I got it.

She sent me a message saying that I needed to pay the PayPal fees that she was charged to sell her item, as well as the difference in what in sold for to what it's worth!!!

I paid $35 and it's worth $200. She wants me to cover all the fees and send her an additional $170!!!!

I'm wondering what to do- I'm so angry about this!

As a seller, I know the value of what I'm selling, and I'll often lower the price to sell it faster, knowing I'm taking a loss. Now she wants me to pay the difference so she can "break even" even though I already have the item!

I'm half tempted to offer to sell it back to her for $150...

Ugh...
 

chicjean

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^ That's kinda what I'm thinking... and she's mainly a seller, so that's why I felt comfortable doing it in the first place. I know buyer's can only have positive feedback.
 
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Eh, she can't do anything to you. At most I would send a reply saying, "We agreed on the price I paid and I'm not paying any additional money." and then ignore her if she sends any more emails.
 

mmmsc

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If she sold item for $35 and then managed to guilt you into paying another $10, it's yours and I would ignore her. Maybe block her, however, in case she is into a little revenge buying and plans to mess you over (i.e. by purchasing your item and leaving neg FB) or something. She's an idiot if she wanted $200 for her item and sold for $45. That is not your problem, it's hers.:biggrin:
 

chicjean

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If she sold item for $35 and then managed to guilt you into paying another $10, it's yours and I would ignore her. Maybe block her, however, in case she is into a little revenge buying and plans to mess you over (i.e. by purchasing your item and leaving neg FB) or something. She's an idiot if she wanted $200 for her item and sold for $45. That is not your problem, it's hers.:biggrin:
Good idea. Just did that...
 

MAGJES

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She sent me a message saying that I needed to pay the PayPal fees that she was charged to sell her item, as well as the difference in what in sold for to what it's worth!!!

I paid $35 and it's worth $200. She wants me to cover all the fees and send her an additional $170!!!!

I'm wondering what to do- I'm so angry about this!
Don't be angry!! I actually got a good laugh out of this story....in fact I'm still laughing at her request.
Feel sorry for her instead....cause you can't change stupid....she's stuck with that forever.
 

chicjean

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^ This is very true!

I always love getting opinions on things like this, it typically makes me see the brighter side of them. So, thanks :hugs:
 
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she can't be for real can she with this ridiculous request!!!

you both agreed on $35 she wanted an additional $10.. you paid her that...

the rest is up to her to figure out.... what a piece of work!!!

what's in that pipe she is smoking!!!

block her & forget about it... enjoy your purchase!!