I see a lot of cool train stuff for sale on Ebay, but you are swimming with the sharks shopping there.
i've been buying and selling on e-bay since 1998. It has certainly become much more favorable to buyers. With respect to returns, there is no question. If the item is not as described, and especially if you send a picture, e-bay will force the seller to accept a return. It's part of the seller's agreement. e-bay wants happy customers who keep coming back. They don't care so much about the sellers, especially when there is so much unsold stuff on there. The seller can say they don't accept returns, but that doesn't really mean anything since e-bay policy trumps that, and their "30 day money back guarantee" is advertiesed all over the site so that buyers feel confident they won't get ripped off.Thanks John, I've never had any issues like this with a seller before, I didn't know eBay would do that. Guess I need to read through the eBay "Help and Contact" section again😂. Overall I'm happy enough with my partial refund, but I'll keep that in mind for any future problems with other purchases.
I agree! E-bay stands behind the buyer 99 percent of the time! The sellers get charged more for their listings with every negative feedback! And I also agree with the post regarding don't buy from someone with 99.7 or less feedback as they do not really care about what they are selling except the "bottom" line their profit from yard sale finds! Most are truthful when saying "found in estate sale" and the seller lists it as such. But as always buyer beware research seller's feedback ask questions LOTS OF THEM if the seller is good they WILL answer all questions if they are really a good seller!Why didn't you just send it back? It certainly wasn't as represented, eBay is very buyer-centric, and you should have had no problem getting a refund.