Yesterday as I was going through ebay, I found a card I really wanted. A 2013 Panini dual patch card of Jose Canseco. #2 of 10. I saw it and just had to have it!
Nice dual patch, #’ed to 10. What isn’t to like? I know many of you aren’t into this kind of card, but for me … this is what I’m about!
After talking to him, he said he would take $25 for it, to which I said ….
After promptly paying, and going about my business for the day, I couldn’t help but notice myself daydreaming about my new treasure.
How would the new card look with all my others? Where would I display it on my desk? How would the patch pieces feel as I gently brush my mustache up against them?
I PROMISE I’m joking (mostly) people! I’m not some sort of cardophile here, geesh!
Anyway, later on that evening, as I was searching ebay again, I found MY card
Lol – surely it was a mistake.
I got this email from Ebay:
I wrote him again.
“I apologize. The buyer told me how much it was worth, offered me $50 and I took it.”
I asked him if his name / integrity was worth the $20 or so extra he got, and told him he should do the right thing to refund the other buyer, and ultimately just called him out for his scum-baggery.
In the end, he did nothing. He chose to take the money, and I lost on the card I had wanted.
As it turns out, a fellow Canseco collector friend of mine picked it up. He told me that apparently the buyer had told him that he had 3 other offers, and he assured me he wasn’t the one who contacted him to re-list.
I sure would love to know who contacted him to list it, because that was just so incredibly unethical. Plus, I won’t be able to get the card that should be rightfully mine.
Anyway, that’s that. Thanks for sharing in my misery. In the end, it isn’t a big deal – but for me, when life gives you lemons … write about it!
Truly a bummer when an eBayer pulls crap like that. Suffice to say, though, that you can easily make something much more well-designed. How you aren't working for for one of the major card companies is beyond me.
Thanks man 🙂
If you were corresponding back and forth through Ebay they should be able to access your communications. I would make a complaint. That seems like a violation of some kind. At the very leas that seller should get some kind of warning.
Yeah, he has been reported but I am not sure if he is going to have anything done about it.
I am with Hackenbush, I have never had a situation like this happen but there has to be some way to complain about the situation. Not that I would think eBay will do anything besides mark his account similar to a non-paying bidder mark but at least it could be used against him in the future if he does it again.
Ideally, I think he should be suspended but we'll see what happens I suppose!