I've always said ebay favors buyers, but I'm starting o rethink my ways.
I've been looking for a particular amp, and I found it on ebay. The auction ended Tuesday, and I won (I was the only bidder). I actually got the amp about 20% less than they usually go for, so I was stoked. I paid through PayPal.
Wednesday, I wake up to a message that says the amp sold on Craigslist on Monday. He refunded my money and asked that I cancel the transaction to avoid seller's fees. Well, crap, that sucks. But, when I look on Craigslist, the amp is still available. So, I figure he's not happy about the selling price (which was lowe than his craigslist ad), and I refuse to cancel the transaction.
Guy emails me yesterday to tell me that this was his first experience on ebay, and that he got too busy and forgot about cancelling the listing. He asked me again to cancel the transaction. I contacted ebay, and they said to email him, give him 48 hours to deliver, and then to file my own action. So, I do that, and he says again that he was sorry he forgot and he asked me again to agree to cancel the transaction.
Here's the kicker...IT'S STILL AVAILABLE ON CRAIGSLIST!!!
I realize that, no matter what, I won't get that amp. As a seller, I've had buyers not pay, and there is nothing I can do (under new ebay rules, if you file a complaint, you can't even leave negative feedback). This is my first where a seller is refusing to deliver (guess what...I can't leave negative feedback unless I agree to cancel the transaction). So, what do I do?