So we see a car that we like and I use buyitnow. I pay the seller (who claims to be a lawyer) his deposit and a few days later this is how the story unfolds when I ask when would be a good time to come pick this car up (its a long drive, we are in IL and seller is in SC)
1st Message (6/25)
Me : "Please contact us as soon as possible, as to when we can come by, so we can conclude the sale. We are available Mon to Fri. Thanks and we look forward to meeting you and will certainly leave you positive feedback on here after the sale is completed. Thanks!"
Seller (7/26) : "I am very excited for you to pick up the car we are leaving tomorrow morning for Florida for the week"
So that was it, he did not return my calls but returned *some* of my text.
Me (6/27) : "if you have received and responded to our text message / voicemail please ignore this message. Please contact us as soon as possible, as to when we can come by, so we can conclude the sale. We are available Mon to Fri. Thanks and we look forward to meeting you and will certainly leave you positive feedback on here after the sale is completed. Thanks!"
Seller (6/28) : "Hi!!! I am so sorry for the lack of communication On my part. I am at my families house outside of winter haven. I will be back in July fourth for my annual July party i will be home after that."
*He still did not provide answer his phone yet
3rd Message :
Me : "Can you please let me know when you will be back from FL so we can make arrangements to come pay and get the vehicle from you. Also can you let me know your number again? The one eBay gave me is invalid and I lost the other number as my phone crashed a day ago and I had to reformat the phone. Thank you and hope you have a great time in FL!"
Seller : NO RESPONSE
4th Message :
Me (7/6): "I am not sure if you received my last message, in response to your apology for lack of communication and going on vacation, so I am attemtping to you contact you directly through the listing this one time. We are available to come make the payment and pick up the vehicle on the 8th (Tuesday this week), as my fiance is off work for a few days this week. PLEASE, let me know if we can conclude our purchase and come by on Tuesday this week. PLEASE, reply with your contact number so we can call you and make the arrangements, as well as what would be a good time to call you as we have been unsuccessful to make any actual contact via phone thus far and the telephone number ebay customer support provided is invalid. THANK YOU!"
Seller (7/6) : "Hi!! I sent my number through ebay, bujt it must have gotten lost. My number is xxxxxxxx. You can call pretty much anytime. Yes, we will be home on the 8th and pick up will be no problem."
We tried calling him SEVERAL times, NO ANSWER. Rings for a while and goes to voicemail. The I tried again about 2 hours later and he apparently turned his phone off (It went straight to voicemail).
I have thus far paid a $500 deposit thru Paypal. What do you experienced people suggest we do?
The discussion: http://community.ebay.com/t5/M.....p/22041316
The Item Won: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291171223787
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