Hubby bids and wins auction. All is good. However, Hubby messes up with Paypal and payment doesn’t come through right away. He apologizes profusely to seller, gets rude email in response (understandable in a way) but payment goes through a couple of days later and is accepted by seller. (I’ll also add that there never was anything in the original auction that specified when the payment was due.)
No product ever shows up. Seller never responds to email.
Fifteen days later Hubby checks seller’s auctions and sees that the original item had been relisted and resold the day after Hubby had sent the apology letter.
So, he makes a complaint through eBay and Paypal. Seller sends another rude email and says he’ll refund some of the money, after deducting some for “wasting his time”.
Is that legal? Can he do that? Or is this fraud?