Dec 042013
 

This time courtesy of Joseph Foo out of Brampton Ontario.

This jerk buys a phone off me on eBay, a phone that I listed as “For Parts or Not Working”.  Fine and dandy, no problem.  Figure the transaction would go on like the several other transactions I’ve had on eBay selling used phones.  The previous buyers knew what they were buying and understood what “For Parts or Not Working” meant.

I’ll take a little a bit of time here to explain why I list my phones for parts only on eBay.  It all goes back to the Jiefu Zhang incident of last year.  I used to refurbish the phones I get before selling it but this guy ruined it for everyone.  Claimed the phone wasn’t working properly and demanded a refund.  I gave him a refund but never got the phone back.  Asshole got a free phone.

After that, I started selling my phones for parts only so buyers don’t expect to get a functioning phone.  I was also tired of refurbishing them as well, it doesn’t add anymore to the profit.  I could sell a phone for parts and get $50 or refurbish the phone and it’ll sell for $100 but $50 went to housing and accessories.  Profit is the same.

So back to this Joseph Foo character, he buys one of my phones that was sold for parts only.  Receives it a few days later and claims it won’t turn on… claims he took it to a cell phone shop and says the charging port is hooped.  Then proceeds to ask me for money to fix it.  Ummmm….  Hello Joseph….  you do know you purchased a parts phone right?  You’re supposed to salvage parts from it to fix another phone.  I don’t understand why you think you bought a working phone when it was clearly listed in the for parts category AND mentioned several times in the auction.

Long story short, I asked him to file a dispute with eBay.  He did, I gave my peace, didn’t hear back from Paypal for a few days and just refunded him some money to get it fixed.  I got tired of waiting for a response from Paypal.  Instead, I’ve decided to put up this blog post and I’ll be leaving it up until one of three things happens.  Joseph gives me my money back, Paypal gives my money back or I make it back from these ads.  In the meantime, if you’re an eBay seller and are reading this… put Joseph on your  blocked bidders list, his ID is anna113tv

Edit:  PP claim id – PP-002-795-228-949, Transaction #4H2853719U3161945, dannyfoo@netzero.com
May 202013
 

It’s no secret I’m single.  I’ve tried out Match.com but that seemed like a scam.  I never received any responses and I cancelled my membership stating that as the reason.  Funny thing happened, I all of the sudden started receiving responses.  I convinced some of the women to communicate outside of the site fearing we can’t when my membership expires.  When it did expire, they tried to get me to communicate on the site again.  Not fooling me again… no more to Match.com

Decided to give Zoosk.com a shot.  I signed up, sent a wink and got a response in minutes.  Wow… looked promising so I got my credit card out so I can send messages.  $100 later and a message later, no more response.  Figured she lost interest so I fired out a lot more winks.  All I received was a bunch of automated responses, some of which were the same as the first one I received.  The site is a scam, DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY!  Below are the auto responses I received.  If you have any that aren’t on here, please contact me or leave them in the comments.

 

:) I appreciate the wink but like messages better.

Hey, thanks for the wink. How about sending me a message now?

Hi there. Please send me a more detailed message and tell me about yourself.

Hi. Thanks for for the wink. Why not write me a message as well?

I appreciate the wink. Leave a message and I will get back to you.

No winks please, just leave a message if you’re interested. Thanks :-)

Thanks! I noticed that you noticed me :) Now let’s talk.

Thanks. If you’re interested in contacting me, please drop me a line and tell me more.

Winks are flattering. Now if you’re really interested, friend me and message me.

Спасибо! Я заметил(а), что вы заметили меня :) Может поговорим?

How are you? Care for conversation?

Nov 032012
 

So this Jiefu Zhang guy said he sent the phone back on Monday… Friday goes by and still no phone.  Guy keeps pestering me about it and asking if it’s arrived.  Now, if I’m reimbursing him the shipping costs, why the hell didn’t he get a tracking number?  I just gave up and refunded him cuz I got tired of his whining.  Only time will tell if I’ll ever see the phone again.  Folks, this is why you don’t sell to people with no eBay feedback!  Hope he enjoys the phone he scammed… asshole

 

Dear techargus,

ok so i shipped it to you today. Inside includes: blackberry, charger wire, wall charger, shipping envelope (you sent me), and receipt for the shipping. Total cost for shipping is $10.55. Therefore total refund is 122.50 (cost of phone + shipping) + 10.55 (return shipping) = 133.05

– smurfaccount
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Oct 242012
 

Anyone else hate selling on eBay?  So here’s the story..  I sell refurbished blackberries on eBay, I take old blackberries swap out the housings, make sure everything is working and I list them on eBay.  I cringe every time someone with no feedback wins an auction because more often than not, I’m going to get screwed in some way or another.  Lately I’ve been getting scammers wanting me to ship to Doral Forida so I explicitly said that I won’t ship there.

Then there’s this guy, Jiefu Zhang…  No feedback at all so that kinda set off a red flag right there and I should’ve voided the auction right off the bat.  Jiefu then pays with a PayPal eCheck which took another week to clear.  So after the money cleared, I sent the item and he receives it.  He says the speaker is dead which is fine, sometimes items get damaged in shipping.  It’s been raining heavily here in Vancouver, the package could’ve gotten wet.  Since I don’t have any inventory,  I offered a refund… no problem.

I dunno why he would’ve sent me a response putting the blame on me but he did.  All refurbs I send out are tested twice.  Once when I refurb it and once before I package it.  Of course, he doesn’t know this and probably thinks I purposely sent him a broken phone.  Yes… someone with over 140 positive feedbacks purposely sent you a broken phone.  Why can’t people be courteous and not assume everyone’s out to get you?  Maybe I’m reading too much into this, you guys can read the conversation below and decide for yourself.

 

On a side note…  how many people are willing to bet the IMEI of the phone he’s sending back isn’t going to match the IMEI I sent out to him?

 

 

Dear techargus,

yea, i can do that. I expect full reimbursement for everything including the full price of the blackberry + shipping as well as the shipping cost of returning the item. I refuse to pay a penny for your mistake.

– smurfaccount

From: techargus
To: smurfaccount
Subject: Re: Item I received is not as described: smurfaccount sent a message about Unlocked BlackBerry Bold 9780 – White from Telus #150915747048
Sent Date: 24-Oct-12 01:40:26 EDT

Dear smurfaccount,

I normally offer an exchange but I have no more inventory of equivalent phones so you can just send it back for a refund.

– techargus

From: smurfaccount
To: techargus
Subject: Item I received is not as described: smurfaccount sent a message about Unlocked BlackBerry Bold 9780 – White from Telus #150915747048
Sent Date: 23-Oct-12 22:57:48 EDT

Dear techargus,

Hi!

Im the buyer of your “refurbished” blackberry. As i tried working through the phone, i received a phone call. There was no ring tone, which i thought was weird. Then i couldn’t heard the voice on the other end of the call. I then tried the mp3 player, and the video that was in pre-downloaded in the phone. Bottom line is, the speakers does not work. i cannot make any phone calls. please email me back with my options.

-Jiefu Zhang