I recently bid on and won an item from eBay. It arrived today. Or, I should say, they arrived today. There were two packages instead of one, each with the item that I had won.
(For the curious - it was a booster pack of the “Legends” expansion for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. I won one, and got two.)
I double checked PayPal, eBay, and my bank account. I am certain I have only been charged once. I think I know what happened. One package was addressed to “Bryan” (my actual first name) and the other to “Brian”. Looks like a clerical error. He or she was probably selling several of these at one time, and things got jumbled.
I’ve already sent a message to the seller about this proposing a solution, but I’m curious what other people think one’s obligations are in such a situation. Are you legally required to do anything? Should you ship it back, even if it means an extra trip to the post office and a (small) shipping fee? If you were a seller and this happened due to your own mistake what would you expect a buyer to do? What would you want them to do?