I listed some parts that I had left from my Buell. Link
The winning bidder contacted me two days after the auction asking if I'd take a check. I contacted the closest bidder and he wasnt interested anymore. So, I replied that a money order was preferred but I'd cash the check.
Fast forward to the 13th. I sent the following message.
The auction ended 7 days ago and I have yet to recieve payment. The ad stated that payment was due 48 hours after the end of the auction. If you couldnt meet this, you should have asked BEFORE bidding. Payment methods indicated were Paypal, money order or cashier's check.
Please let me know when payment can be expected.
He then responded with:
I am surprised you did not get the check yet. If you do not get it by tommorrow let me know. Or if you want to,just send it back if and when you do finally get it and we will just call it a wash. I only wanted one part out of the bunch anyway. Hell with it, just send it back.
First, I'm not sending the check back. It's not worth my time. Second, when I got the check, it was postmarked for the day I sent the message! (13 Sep)
I responded again:
You responded to my message on Sep 14 that you were surprised that I had not recieved a check that you mailed on the 13th. It takes more than a day to get from Michigan to Texas. The auction ended on the 6th.
After this, you cop an attitude and tell me to send the check back? You put me in a bad spot because I'd have to re-list and the people you out bid are no longer interested. If you want the check back, then I'll report this transaction to ebay. I've kept all messages, the paypal invoice date and the postmarked envelope.
It should have never gotten to this.
and now his response:
You are right, it should never have gotten to this. I should never have bought from you. I looked at your feedback. You are a career ebayer. Yes I would like my money back. You got paid and I still have NO PARTS. Stop running a scam on me. And stop with the threats too!
How far should I take this? If I leave negative feedback, he'll do the same. Is it worth it? What will Ebay do about it? I figure I dont have to send the check back, if he's worried about it he can stop payment. I wont cash it now because he told me to send it back and I dont want to be accused of theft or something.
All of this over $35