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mr b
01-01-2013, 01:55 PM
I won an auction from member gleason996 an Alpine MRP-M500 Car Amplifier Item # 290834811430.
I even paid for it immediately through Paypal Transaction ID #89045982YH9405510 (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=89045982YH9405510) to his email bglea@earthlink.net that was connected to the Ebay auction.

A day later he emails me, "Thanks for buying the amp. Looks like you have submitted payment through PayPal but it has not yet cleared. As soon as it clears i will ship amp and send you tracking number." I emailed him that "Unclaimed" means that he has not accepted payment or he has an invalid email address. Remember, when you hit pay through paypal on ebay the payment goes through the email address the seller has entered. I verified all of this with Paypal.

My instinct tells me this donkey didn't like that he didn't get as much money as he was expecting from the auction and is using this to null the sale.

Any thoughts?

ThatChevyGuy
01-01-2013, 02:00 PM
Patience, if he doesn't come through file a claim

05fronty
01-01-2013, 02:02 PM
yep^

audiobaun
01-01-2013, 02:05 PM
Sometimes it takes a couple of days for paypal funds to go through,especially during a holiday/Sunday sale,,have to wait till funds clear after 1 full business day,sometimes 2..If the guy doesnt ship out within the time frame of dispute days..File claim..ppal will begin the process,but read the procedures for the dispute,before filing

mr b
01-01-2013, 02:32 PM
I will definitely be patient, however it was the Paypal rep who confirmed the funds have no hold or issue, but that the receiver is not "Claiming" the money. They said that there is no issue on the transfer. They were the ones who implied the stalling/fraud technique as it has been used before.

brandonkain82
01-08-2013, 11:43 AM
So wtf happened. Did u get your amp??

VWGolfMKVI
01-08-2013, 12:01 PM
mr b ;

mr b
01-08-2013, 03:26 PM
After repeated emails, it arrived yesterday. But missing the end piece. I will be testing it today. Very annoyed as the auction showed a complete amp. No mention of anything missing. Should I even bother trying to contact the seller?

Jes 42
01-08-2013, 03:47 PM
After repeated emails, it arrived yesterday. But missing the end piece. I will be testing it today. Very annoyed as the auction showed a complete amp. No mention of anything missing. Should I even bother trying to contact the seller?

I didnt see any end caps in the pics on e-bay.Did you ask the seller about it?

mr b
01-08-2013, 05:43 PM
I didnt see any end caps in the pics on e-bay.Did you ask the seller about it?

I just verified, if you look at the picture, it has both endcaps on the amp. He only has one picture shown. I think he used a stock photo and not one of the actual amp. Its only $70 with shipping so Im just going to chalk it up to experience.

Jes 42
01-08-2013, 05:45 PM
I just verified, if you look at the picture, it has both endcaps on the amp. He only has one picture shown. I think he used a stock photo and not one of the actual amp. Its only $70 with shipping so Im just going to chalk it up to experience.

Happens sometimes.

mr b
01-08-2013, 07:05 PM
Sometimes Chit Hppens. Luckily not often.

Jes 42
01-08-2013, 07:15 PM
Sometimes Chit Hppens. Luckily not often.

Lol..thats true.i dont deal with e-bay so not any experience there.maybe you can find an end cap from someone on here?

BNG993
01-08-2013, 09:08 PM
Hi
This is gleason996, sorry to hear you think i am a scammer. I do apologize for the misunderstanding and would be pleased to refund your money including the return postage. I would like to explain what happened. The amp was listed by my son on my Ebay account, guess that was my first mistake. It was given to him a few years ago by a college friend, he never used it needed some money for a Colorado ski trip (were he is right now leaving me to pick up the pieces). Believe he did use stock photo and not actual photo of amp, second mistake. In his defense he knows nothing about audio equipment and don't think he realized his mistake. Payment problem caused by old email address on my Ebay account. I have sold about 100 things on Ebay over 8 years or so and this is first time there has been an issue. Moral of story don't let your son use your Ebay account without double checking what he did. Sorry for the comedy of errors.
My Apologies
Bryan

gckless
01-08-2013, 09:12 PM
Hi
This is gleason996, sorry to hear you think i am a scammer. I do apologize for the misunderstanding and would be pleased to refund your money including the return postage. I would like to explain what happened. The amp was listed by my son on my Ebay account, guess that was my first mistake. It was given to him a few years ago by a college friend, he never used it needed some money for a Colorado ski trip (were he is right now leaving me to pick up the pieces). Believe he did use stock photo and not actual photo of amp, second mistake. In his defense he knows nothing about audio equipment and don't think he realized his mistake. Payment problem caused by old email address on my Ebay account. I have sold about 100 things on Ebay over 8 years or so and this is first time there has been an issue. Moral of story don't let your son use your Ebay account without double checking what he did. Sorry for the comedy of errors.
My Apologies
Bryan

Seems pretty respectable to me.

I wouldn't consider myself getting scammed if all I was missing was an endcap anyway.

mr b
01-09-2013, 01:53 AM
Yes, I just got that message earlier and I agree it's stand up. Though let me recap. From the beginning, the whole paypal thing got me concerned especially since there was no reason for the "unclaimed" money. Having understood this was for your son's and not yours makes more sense. Since you had an old email address attached to your paypal account, I can understand the reason for the "unclaimed" money. At first , it didn't make sense as even Paypal said there was no reason it should show unclaimed if I used the ebay "Pay Now" tab as it attaches directly to the seller's paypal account. I also emailed my phone number and didn't get any calls. Again raising red flags. Then I got the package and the amp is missing the endcap which was never mentioned. Even though the picture in the ad clearly shows a complete amp. I then realize the picture on the ebay ad was a stock photo (i.e. taken from the internet) and not the actual amp. Yes, I got concerned. I'm not a detective but all of those things I found a little odd. I think it's a fair deduction. However, after Bryan emailed me the explanation earlier today I accepted the situation and did not request a refund as I felt he was honest and sincere. I planned on updated this thread a couple hours ago but was too busy surfing the web. In any case, the amp works, and I mounted it high enough on a seat back so no one will see the open side of the amp. SO BRYAN I NO LONGER BELIEVE YOU ARE A POTENTIAL SCAMMER. My apologies Bryan you seem like a decent person. Here is a bro hug!

brooklynjoy2008
01-09-2013, 02:07 AM
Nice find

Apollo220
01-09-2013, 02:45 PM
just kinda weird that if his son used his ebay address , shouldn't the person incharge of the account have received notification of the funds being available . I highly doubt he had no knowledge of the item being set up this way . How else would he have even used his account to begin with . but as long as everything worked out and the item works end caps really aren't vital to the amp work. but if the photo shows them and you really need them , you could have asked for a partial refund to cover the cost of buying some new ones

slam
01-09-2013, 02:50 PM
Everything will be fine gleason996 did the 'double check'

Apollo220
01-09-2013, 02:51 PM
yeah i know just was shedding some light

SourDeez
01-09-2013, 03:01 PM
Hi
This is gleason996, sorry to hear you think i am a scammer. I do apologize for the misunderstanding and would be pleased to refund your money including the return postage. I would like to explain what happened. The amp was listed by my son on my Ebay account, guess that was my first mistake. It was given to him a few years ago by a college friend, he never used it needed some money for a Colorado ski trip (were he is right now leaving me to pick up the pieces). Believe he did use stock photo and not actual photo of amp, second mistake. In his defense he knows nothing about audio equipment and don't think he realized his mistake. Payment problem caused by old email address on my Ebay account. I have sold about 100 things on Ebay over 8 years or so and this is first time there has been an issue. Moral of story don't let your son use your Ebay account without double checking what he did. Sorry for the comedy of errors.
My Apologies
Bryan

Dat story hit me right in the feels.

:crying:

Apollo220
01-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Dat story hit me right in the feels.

:crying:
seems like a he was just trying to save face lol

mr b
01-09-2013, 08:57 PM
just kinda weird that if his son used his ebay address , shouldn't the person incharge of the account have received notification of the funds being available . I highly doubt he had no knowledge of the item being set up this way . How else would he have even used his account to begin with . but as long as everything worked out and the item works end caps really aren't vital to the amp work. but if the photo shows them and you really need them , you could have asked for a partial refund to cover the cost of buying some new ones

Actually I think that's fair, the part shipped from Alpine is $17.51 with shipping. Bryan (gleason996) would you refund that amount?

mr b
01-10-2013, 12:08 AM
Here is the final update. Gleason996 refunded the $17.51 for the end cap. I think that's pretty standup as not everyone would do this. I think this was a good transaction and that he is a decent guy for taking care of the issue. Thank you for everyone with the advice. And thank you to the member who contacted Gleason996 and told him about this thread. Small world indeed.