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If you've sent a payment, then you bought a turntable, right? Not "going to buy," but "bought."
How long to wait? Wait until the seller misses the date you agreed to. (That's a hint.)
Can your relative file a Paypal claim? Sure, though it will be complicated by the fact the you are the party buying the item. Using someone else's Paypal account or credit card makes unraveling any deal very difficult.
Next time, spell out everything in an email, something like this:
This is my understanding of our deal. I'm buying 1 Superwidget, per your ad in Canuck Audio Mart, attached. The price is $357.12 plus $22.50 shipping. I will send you payment of $379.62 via Paypal within 2 days. You will ship the widget, insured for $357.12, via UPS ground, within 5 days of receiving payment. Please respond that you agree, and I will send payment. Thanks.
Get the seller to agree to the specifics before sending money. No need to specify what happens if either party breaches the agreement. Keep it simple and specific.
Sorry you didn't see the bad feedback. For me, any bad feedback is a deal-killer. There are lots of scoundrels who maintain perfect feedback, and the ones who don't are really the bottom of the barrel.
"A man need merely light the filaments of his receiving set and the world's greatest artists will perform for him." Alfred N. Goldsmith, RCA, 1922
The seller shipped the turntable on Saturday. But... he wrote that the post office people made him remove the outer box (!) for which I paid additional $20 CAD saying that the double box does not meet the "size limitations", so he had to remove it.
It's unbelievable...The turntable's net weight is 12 kg only and the packaging cannot be oversized!
I wrote him if the parcel comes damaged I won't accept it and it will be returned back to him...
I am quite upset.
All I have to do it wait for the parcel to arrive.
I am wondering how should I act then?
Thank you for the valuable advice, Bill.
All I have to do is wait for some time. At least the item is marked as "sold" now.
The item was received after a long, long wait (approx. 3 weeks)
So tell us what happened.
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