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The buyer ordered a MacBook from me on eBay on Sept.14th. The device was then delivered to the address given on the 21st.
I then had to wait for 21days while the money was on hold. Giving the buyer and PayPal ample amount of time to make sure that everything was fine. I am then notified on Oct.13th that PayPal has taken the money back from the sale and has left my account with a severe negative balance that they want to hold me responsible for. First and foremost the buyer did not lose their card for an entire month like they fraudulently reported to their bank.
There is no way that any sensible person would not check their bank statement, get an alert, or notice that $1500 was missing from their account. Also, by the MacBook being delivered to them, they should have noticed that something was not right. Where did the MacBook come from if they did not order it and why would they not return it if they were not trying to scam? The person still has an active account with both ebay and paypal.
Before Paypal takes any action against me they need to figure out how so many people are able to run all types of elaborate schemes on their platform like this and get away with it. This person now has a free MacBook and I have to pay thousands of dollars. There is no way that I am going for that. Paypal needs to do a way better job of protecting their sellers and should go after the scammers full force and make an example out of them that the platform was not created for this type of behavior and it does not invoke any type of trust for them as a company.
I will pursue this legally because there is no way that I am going to pay the price because someone else is a liar and scammer. I sold an item. They bought it and paid.
End of story. Lying to your bank about fraud is a federal crime, so I'll push for charges to be brought up on the individual and Paypal for shielding criminal activity.
User's recommendation: DO NOT USE PAYPAL. USE OTHER SERVICES IF YOU CAN. PEOPLE FILE CHARGEBACKS AND KEEP YOUR ITEM AND MONEY PUTTING YOU AT A GREAT LOSS.
Monetary Loss: $1499.
Preferred solution: Full refund.