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I have no idea.

The record hasn't come back, and I'm thinking it probably never will and eBay has already refunded the guy's money. The pics he sent me were so close up that I couldn't tell if the damage shown was on the same record I had sold him or not. It would have been very easy to capture the damage AND the hype sticker on the front of the wrapper in a photo to prove it was the same record, but when I asked for that the guy refused. The bag appeared to be in place in the photos he did send.

I was prepared to issue at least a partial refund once I had proper evidence of damage to begin with, but eBay never gave me that chance. That, coupled with the fact that I don't appear to ever be getting my record back are the factors that are making me walk away. I've been on there a long time and dealt with unreasonable people before. Once upon a time, eBay wouldn't have allowed buyers to force a return without proper evidence. Now it's like the buyer gets whatever they want whether it's reasonable or not, even to the point of possibly keeping your item altogether. You can't even leave negative feedback...but THEY can, even after getting a full refund. It's just too much exposure for me to accept; I won't put myself out there for that. I'm trying to have a little fun here and spread it around for the most part. If I was making my living this way I'd bear with it (though a loss like this would have been utterly disastrous in the days when I DID rely on eBay to pay bills), but I don't have to tolerate these headaches.

This was actually the second time this record sold. The first bidder emailed me the next day to let me know he wanted to cancel the purchase. The second most valuable disc from the collection sold for $185. I never got that money, even after I had made arrangements with the guy to wait a couple weeks. At least I still have that one. Most of my experiences have been far more positive (and involved far less money), but this one has been a real eye-opener. I'll probably try to contact eBay directly to let them know what's going on, but I doubt I will get any assistance of any kind. We'll see.

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