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eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by floid » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:59 am

I've already got one d12, but have been wanting another so bought one. An md441 showed up instead. First impression is me likey.
Need some ethics counseling here.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by vvv » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:18 am

It may well be that the d12 is more valuable than the 441 ... or not, depending on conditions.

Me, I'd tell him, and also try and cut a better deal.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by kslight » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:30 am

If you were the seller how would you like this to turn out?

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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by KennyLusk » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:54 am

Wow, what a deal!

As far as ethics though, as an avid ebayer myself, I would recommend letting the seller know about it.

Tempting though to stay mum and keep that puppy.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by floid » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:32 am

right, thanks. that's exactly what I need to hear. not to mention there's likely someone out there holding a d12 who's having their own reaction.
Hopefully the process of triangulation won't be too painful.
But dammit, now I'm gonna have to get a 441, and inevitably feel like I overpaid.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by Drone » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:20 am

I'd just send them a note: FYI, you sent me the wrong microphone, but I like it, so consider us good.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by drumsound » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:00 pm

You should tell the seller, but cut a few track with the 441 while you have it there.

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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by floid » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:15 am

Well, I messaged the seller the next day. Started putting the Senn thru the paces. Three days later sent another message. No reply. After a week I initiated a return. No reply. Escalated the return. No reply. Ended up getting a full refund.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by vvv » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:51 pm

So you, :biggergrin: got a free, :shock: 441? :lol:

Seller musta been :high:

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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by KennyLusk » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:50 pm

Sounds like you're obligated to send it back then. You initiated a return and got a refund. Not sure they'll be too happy if they don't get the mic back. The seller may be bad with communicating (stupid on their part), but it sounds like you're on the hook. I could be wrong.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by vvv » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:59 pm

Hmm.

If it's like my experience, when the seller doesn't respond to a request for return, it's Ebay that refunds you the buyer, and you can keep the item.

In my experience, that has happened when the item was expensive to ship and defective, or the seller is a douche and fighting about it. Or, as apparently here, the seller ignores the request for return in violation of Ebay's rules.

At that point, Ebay takes over and refunds, and you as the buyer are done, with no further obligation; Ebay may or may not go after the seller for what they refund, but Ebay doesn't want the item.

So, floid made out like a bandit, but isn't one! :twisted:
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by KennyLusk » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:36 pm

vvv wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:59 pm
Hmm.

If it's like my experience, when the seller doesn't respond to a request for return, it's Ebay that refunds you the buyer, and you can keep the item.

In my experience, that has happened when the item was expensive to ship and defective, or the seller is a douche and fighting about it. Or, as apparently here, the seller ignores the request for return in violation of Ebay's rules.

At that point, Ebay takes over and refunds, and you as the buyer are done, with no further obligation; Ebay may or may not go after the seller for what they refund, but Ebay doesn't want the item.

So, floid made out like a bandit, but isn't one! :twisted:
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by kslight » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:02 pm

:???:
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by floid » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:48 pm

vvv wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:59 pm
At that point, Ebay takes over and refunds, and you as the buyer are done, with no further obligation; Ebay may or may not go after the seller for what they refund, but Ebay doesn't want the item.
This is what happened. I still simply do not understand.
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Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Post by vvv » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:53 am

Yeah, pretty weird. Either the seller got distracted, or uninterested.

Thing is, I have to imagine that if Ebay pays on such an issue, they want to get their money back from the seller. Didja check and see if the seller is still in good standing? I suspect this kind of issue is also related to the occasional seller who bitches that Ebay holds the sale money.

"Amateur" is not always an insult, but when someone is trying to function as a purveyor of merch but then doesn't follow up, it's on them.

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