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the buyer filed a chargeback for an auction of a game code ended more than 3 months ago

yeuem4eva 22 22 December 9, 2015 at 08:42 PM in Finance (2)
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Last Edited by yeuem4eva December 9, 2015 at 09:31 PM
surprisingly received an email from paypal, the buyer is no longer registered and his feedback shows an angry follow up feedback from another seller a while ago regarding to a chargeback filed after a game code sent, if anyone experienced this before please help



Case opened: Case ID PP-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx

service@paypal.com
To MY NAME

Dear MY NAME, We are writing to let you know one of your buyers opened a case for this transaction. The buyer stated that they did not authorize this purchase.

Here are the case details:

- Buyer's name: xxxx xxxxxxxx
- Buyer's email: xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com
- Buyer's transaction ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Your transaction ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Transaction date: September 1, 2015
- Transaction amount: $48.00 USD
- Disputed amount: $48.00 USD

If you have any additional information to help us resolve this case, please log in to your PayPal account and go to our Resolution Center to send it to us within the next 10 calendar days.

Thank you for your patience during this process. We appreciate your business.

You can find additional information and tips about buying and selling safely on our "Business Resource Center". After you log in to your PayPal account, click "Tools", and then click "Business Resource Center" under "Grow your business."

Sincerely,

PayPal

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That's not a chargeback, that's a paypal dispute and they are within their 180 day window to file a claim. Enjoy your $48 lesson
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That's not a chargeback, that's a paypal dispute and they are within their 180 day window to file a claim. Enjoy your $48 lesson
not sure what is the difference between paypal dispute and cc chargeback filling, paypal page clearly states that this is a chargeback filed by the buyer with his cc issuer, his cc issuer contacted paypal
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That's not a chargeback, that's a paypal dispute and they are within their 180 day window to file a claim. Enjoy your $48 lesson
WHATADOUCHE ...

To the op ... do you have any proof that the code has been used ?
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WHATADOUCHE ...

To the op ... do you have any proof that the code has been used ?
It'd be easy to test if the code is still valid -- the problem is it's just as easy for the buyer to say "Hey, this code was invalid when I got it." That's not exactly what happened here apparently, but it's a genuine problem with re-selling game codes. It's exactly why a lot of people do not consider "SSD $180, after selling game code net of $150"-type deals to be worthwhile. You just can't count on being able to sell the code unless it's a cash transaction.

The OP's problem here seems to be more along the lines of someone stealing his paypal login and using it to buy stuff, at which point he disputed the CC transactions. I would have thought that would be more PayPal's problem. After all, the seller delivered the goods and the buyer isn't accusing the seller of anything.

I mean, if I dispute a charge for gasoline on my CC because my card was compromised I don't think the local gas station is going to get charged for it. It's very different from a chargeback for services not delivered.
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Welcome to ebay. I would sell the debt to a collections agency. You aren't going to get squat but screwing up that buyers credit history is priceless.
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Welcome to ebay. I would sell the debt to a collections agency. You aren't going to get squat but screwing up that buyers credit history is priceless.
You're going to sell $48 worth of debt attached to a disputed Paypal transaction with no SSN or other identifying info?
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You're going to sell $48 worth of debt attached to a disputed Paypal transaction with no SSN or other identifying info?
Contrary to popular misconception. A SSN is not needed for any credit related activities. It's a nice to have. Not a must have. He does have identifying info. He got that from PP when he got the payment.
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Welcome to PayPal... where the buyer almost always wins
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"This whole.. I have XX company so my pee pee is 2" longer talk is hilarious. Who cares what company is cheapest, best, etc. Pick the company and plan you want and keep it to yourself."
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Happened to me too. Lesson learned. Never sell a digital good. If you must then send a certified letter with the code written on it. This way you will be covered since you delivered a physical good.

Sorry man, we live and we learn?

Oh, btw be ready for the dispute charge that is coming too, I think it's $29.99 on top of the game and fees you already lost.
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Craigslist next time
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That's the oldest scamming trick in the book. You have 0% to win by not sending it out physically.
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eBay prohibits the sale of digital goods. You can call eBay/Paypal but I'm not sure if they will help you.
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Happened to me too. Lesson learned. Never sell a digital good. If you must then send a certified letter with the code written on it. This way you will be covered since you delivered a physical good.

Sorry man, we live and we learn?

Oh, btw be ready for the dispute charge that is coming too, I think it's $29.99 on top of the game and fees you already lost.
That doesn't work, fraudsters will still win by filing a SNAD claim and sending your piece of paper back to you.
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Welcome to ebay. I would sell the debt to a collections agency. You aren't going to get squat but screwing up that buyers credit history is priceless.

Good idea. Better than just eating the loss, at least teach Mr. Scumbag a lesson.

Given the amount of scamming going on I am surprised ebay hasn't run themselves out of business by driving out all the sellers.
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