|Purchase date:||January 2013|
|Buyer's name:||registered on ebay as Kamiizumi Hidetsuna AND Keziah Zavael, Paypal registered to Michael Hesling|
|Buyer's address||58 Donald Street, Camp Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4152|
Non-paying bidder, abuse of trust case:
In January this year I listed a few high ticket items to cover expenses for an upcoming project. A couple of days after an item was purchased I got a message from the high bidder saying he tried to pay but my Paypal account was telling him I couldn't receive money.
I looked into this and discovered it to be true: during the 6 months or so I hadn't used my account a new law had passed whereby all foreign residents had to have their id's verified by Paypal. I had missed this as I had not been active on ebay in a while so I apologized to the customer and set out to do the paperwork. About a week later when the Paypal issue was resolved I let the buyer know and received a message about a week after that (possibly more) apologizing for the delay, the buyer saying he was posted in the Australian outback and couldn't access his account for another week to 10 days.
I trusted he would pay as on the one hand he was a frequent buyer on ebay with no issues that I could detect, and because his attempt to pay me had been verifiable.
Given the circumstances I politely waited. When he returned from his trip (IF this was actually true, rather than just finding excuses to delay payment because he had spent too much on other purchases in the meantime, which with hindsight seems the much more plausible explanation!), he emailed me saying would I please send him a Paypal invoice as the time for paying through ebay had elapsed.
Again, although the payment was long due, I had no reason to suspect foul play: he was spontaneously asking me for an invoice and he was also regularly paying for items from other sellers. I sent the invoice. A week later I sent a reminder. Then a week later another. No news.
I am not a full time seller, but I rely on my ebay sales to cover punctual expenses. Given I was going to have extra expenses- the very reason I listed some of my more valuable items at the time (a good 2 months before the extra expenses, to make sure I wouldn' t be short when I needed the funds) -as a result of this buyer not paying I had to pay a late fee for my rent and had my health insurance cut off !!
This buyer took advantage of a situation to manipulate me into trusting him and should not be allowed to get away with this abuse of trust!
After double checking that he hadn't had a stroke or heart attack in the meantime (he was buying items almost weekly on ebay since purchasing from me!!) I warned him I would blacklist him. No answer came. So here it is:
Member id kamiizumi ( 292)
His ebay account is registered under the pseudo Kamiizumi Hidetsuna AND Keziah Zavael, his Paypal account is registered under the name Michael Hesling, located in Brisbane, Australia. I have all the correspondence and records to prove what happened.
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