- Feb 28, 2003
Recently I was looking around ebay and came upon a "new" Diamond Crown humidor. This is a very good brand name and retailed for $975. The buy it now price was $149.99. I didn't need this, but I couldn't turn the deal down. After reading into the description I saw thta this was a display unit in a store and was never used. Anyway, I jumped on it. 10 days after sending the payment via paypal, I had heard nothing and emailed the seller. He assured me that it was sent out that morning. When it did finally arrive I saw that it was shipped 3 days after the email. It doesn't stop there. Upon opening the box I found that the lid was warped making this completely useless as a humidor. I could easily slide a credit card under the right side of the lid. The first email was responded to by the seller telling me that the lid would straighten with the correct amount of humidity and with time. I'm not stupid. I responded and told him that I am very familiar with humidors and it was obviously worse than he thought. He then responded with an email that stated I should have expected this considering that I bought a $975 item for only $150. He also stated that he never tested the item to see if the lid would seal and never made the claim that it would seal. All I ever asked for was an exchange. After all of this I decided that he was obviously not going to allow me to send the item back for an exchange, so I filed a claim with paypal. This must have made him mad because he sent me the following email:
quote:I just laughed at this and called his bluff. I explained that I fully intended to follow through with the paypal claim and I would send nothing to him without paypal knowing about it. I also informed him that I am a law abiding citizen and I insisted that he contact my local police department. I even supplied him with their address and phone number. About an hour after this email I got an email from paypal stating that they determind that I was due a refund, including S & H charges, once the item was returned to the seller. I just have to supply them with a tracking number to prove that I shipped the item back. So, I am going to be out the return shipping, but I think all turned out pretty good. Anyway, I strongly urge everybody not to do business with an ebay user called capecodjewelry.
Seeing how you filed a complaint with paypal, and in turn they took the money you paid out of my account, YOU NEED TO SEND THE HUMIDOR BACK TO ME TODAY, WITH INSURANCE AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. I need to be sent the delivery confirmation # no later than 12:00 midnight, otherwise I will be contacting your local authorities and filing FRAUD charges against you. I expect you to resolve this matter AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I have clearly stated my intentions and I will follow through on them exactly as described above. I will await the email with the delivery confirmation number.