After the overseas sellers pretending to be located in Australia debacle, I thought I'd exclusively buy from within the state wherever possible.
That's when I had the most bizarre interaction in about 10 years of eBaying.
Bought an S8 cover that didn't fit the phone, informed the seller, seller asks for photos, I send requested photos via eBay (so far all normal, right?)
Seller asks me to email the photos to them instead because the photos had been compressed in transmission (o…k.). I upload them to an image sharing site, where I can ensure resolution is preserved.
Seller starts talking about their disability (wtf?) and demands more photos.
I upload more photos and ask them the relevance of their disability.
Seller says I'm trolling them and it's very painful to them (2xwtf?)
This happened over about 20 messages in a week, and I'm still waiting on a refund.
It seems like this person is just trying to screw me out of a refund using delays and excuses; at this point, it's not about the measly $9 anymore for me.
Call me a cynic, but I think bringing up (potentially BS) disabilities and saying I'm hurting them is a real dirtbag move.
Anyone else had experience with stuff like this? What can I do?
More info: I asked for self-addressed postage with tracking so I can return the item for a refund. This seller seems like the kind of person who would lie and say they never got the return