I’m only out $20, so it’s really the principle more than the money.
I win an auction (for a video).
Seller sends address.
I send payment (USPS money order).
Three weeks later, no video.
I email seller.
One week later, no response, and still no video.
I email seller again.
One week later, still no response, and still no video.
I resign that I’m not going to get it, and that I’ve lost that money.
I look at ebay, and guess what–the video is for sale again.
However, this seller uses exactly the same words and punctuation, down to the periods.
This other seller is also from the same state.
Guess what else? This seller has the same videos (other that the one I was interested in) that my seller had listed when I placed my bid (when I it, I looked to see what else the seller had).
This other seller (not the one I used) has a number of complaints from people that he sells copies (i.e., bootleg) of videos, as opposed to the originals–and doesn’t indicate them.
I have bought a bunch of stuff from ebay, and this is the first time I’ve been nailed by a crook.
As always, “caveat emptor.”