eBay Transaction gone sour... "Smudge Gate"
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Long story short...

I put a set of books to auction... listed them 1-4 etc... sold way under value...

the buyer then shot me a offer for another book way under its value... stating it won't sell for what you want look what your books sold for... I was hesitant to continue this transaction because the vibe of the buyer and the fact it went well under value but I packed the books and sent them...

next I get a case with the buyer asking for a refund.... I wrapped the books in that thick bubble wrap from CGC... but books didn't have the plastic bags on them... causing circles on the outside case... the buyer said books where now damaged... so I initiate a full refund... buyer then wants a partial refund... for getting the books recased... he no longer wants the full refund... I told him what I put into the books and he is now upset because... "it's my loss... I won $2200 value in books for $700 now I have to return them" I told him I was following policy... and I will take the burden of the books... any thoughts please chime in...

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Wouldn’t they just wipe off with lens wipes?

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Yikes... this is concerning. Sorry to hear.

Is there a crack through the back of the #3 case?

 

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This type of mumbo jumbo makes me want to take down all of my eBay listings and blow that popsicle stand.

The crazy thing is eBay would, most likely, side with the buyer to boot. 

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thats bad...

i almost got scammed the same way this year for an expensive drum machine off the bay...

nah man I dont play that... dude was cursing at me through text and everything...

full refund... issued!

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was that scratch present prior to shipping?

None of your original offer pictures show them.

Directly wrapping the books in bubble wrap if you have no bags to put the slabs in seems a little shoddy as far as packaging goes. Even some paper of somme sort would be useful to cover the slabs from the bubble wrap. Could be a scam but if it was in direct contact with them, might have made these easily removable marks.

The books are certainly not destroyed. The buyer is a bit of a pain for sure. Some folks get all nasty about not getting the items exactly as shown in your photos.

We still would like to know the buyers ebay name-----

Here is a link to the original offer for those who want to check it out:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-The-Dark-Knight-Returns-1-4-CGC-9-6-Signed-by-Frank-Miller-Janson-/152806872842?epid=85439280&hash=item2393ffd70a%3Ag%3A6aEAAOSwzppZ~WLK&nma=true&si=nsroHNfpCZZ4WD%2FlUb7dD8slCn8%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

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...and to think I was complaining about non-paying bidders....yeah, this is beyond horrible.  I agree with the others.  Offer a full refund and get your books back.

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All those smudges can easily be removed with a little Meguiar's PlastX clear plastic cleaner and polisher. Even removes light scratches...

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4 hours ago, mosconi said:

All those smudges can easily be removed with a little Meguiar's PlastX clear plastic cleaner and polisher. Even removes light scratches...

th?id=OIP.7EF_QCDEb49fdvyPtpOsQQDhDh&pid

Yeah, but how does it work on stains?

 

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 The pictures from the buyer look like azz, pay him the reholder fee if it's reasonable and get on with your life.....you're never going to make back your costs on those Miller_looks_unhealthy specu-sigs from a few years ago either keep them cause you love them or take a loss in today's market.....also pack better, choose an adult e-bay account name, a shorter cgc board name and charge your phone.

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$666.00?  No wonder the transaction went to heck...  Since he opened a case, I would agree with a full refund or nothing.

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