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In Reply to: RE: It is not fraud. Period. So the recorder broke with in transit. posted by 3+4=5 on June 30, 2017 at 10:01:44
Polite, you said? I may sound indignant but I am always polite. I described a similar situation with a seller from England. The fact is that both the CDP received from England and my cassette recorder did not work. But the sellers' approach is quite different.
In my case, the seller was just unwilling to cooperate, and not because I was "impolite"...A negative feedback, even a single one (but actually, the second one) would spoil his reputation and he won't be able to sell anything at all worth of thousands of $$$ if I proceed with it...But I am still waiting...Isn't it wise to consider all pros and cons of paying a repair compensation against receiving a negative feedback? It's odd...
His feedback is at 95% but how many transactions total?
I saw 5 or 6, maybe more, but transactions were presented for a limited period.
Hopefully you've saved his messages especially the one where he won't take paypal,start a eBay claim !! send them all the messages maybe they can help as they tend to side with the buyer.
I did save his messages but I purchased the item directly from him, not through e-bay... He is a regular user of Canuckaudiomart and Audiogon. I will try to contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Center (CAFC), but they may require a screenshot of our correspondence (which I have prepared), bank transfer confirmation, etc...
Well, I won't say "always use PayPal" as a buyer. Ooops. Sorry. :)
You received the unit in a non-functioning condition. I mean what good is a tape recorder that won't record? You appear to have reported it to the seller upon receipt, so for the seller just to dismiss it (and you) is totally improper regardless of any other factor. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the seller is willing to help resolve the situation, and leaving him a negative feedback (while certainly justified at this point, in my opinion) will only guarantee he won't help any further.
My suggestion would be to see if you can find a repair shop to take a look at it. It could be something very simple like a wire connection that came loose during shipment. Or maybe there's something fried inside that would indicate it was in that condition prior to the sale (in which you *could* have an actionable fraud case). If you can find someone to do look at it, see what the repair cost is (assuming it's not huge money) and then ask the seller to split the cost with you. You may be out another hundred or so to have it checked out, but that's better than $1k totally down the toilet. If the seller agrees to help with the repair cost, then I (personally) would just not leave any feedback at all. If he refuses, then leave the negative, and possibly take it further if warranted.
I finally got a reply:
"I do not know, what happened to your deck during shipping, but technician said - it's should be fine...
[then follow the pics]
Anyway - you got a good deal and paid much less then I sold them on Ebay...1200$ and 1300$...so you have enough money to care about any problems...
To sell decks is not easy, as they are very sensitive electronics to shipping...
I wrote a letter to him telling that though I am fully entitled to post a negative feedback in this situation, I still hope that we will be able to resolve this problem n amicably, and specified the approximate cost of repair.
Silence. No response...
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