Here is a perfect example of how buyers are extorting money from sellers with eBay’s good graces!
This seller offered a 1983 Renault Le Car on eBay Motors. The car was properly represented and sold for only $1175.00. It had only 93,900 original miles, and for a car that is 27 years old, that averages out to being driven roughly 3400 miles per year. Really low miles if you consider how old it is.
It is just what the seller said it was, nothing less – nothing more. Here is the listing on eBay Motors: 280377443059 Also below is a screen grab if eBay pulls the listing, or after 60 days will not be visible anyway.
Just what in the heck does this guy think he was buying for $1175.00? A show quality collectible car?
It all boils down to eBay allowing buyers to extort money from sellers! eBay is buyer positive and seller negative. If your a seller on eBay or eBay Motors I’m sure you have experienced this situation.
Give me $$ back or i will do this. The seller didn’t give in to the extortionists demands and took the negative feedback. The buyer actually went to PayPal and sent the seller a payment request for $250.00 and even put in writing he would remove the feedback and leave a positive if the seller sent the money!
The seller wrote to eBay’s Radio D.J. Uncle Griff AKA Uncle Grief about the situation. It has been said Griff can help in situations like this. The seller forwarded all the extortion emails, along with the extortion request from PayPal including full headers. This was eBay’s Reply.