I decided to post about my selling experience and the reason why I will never sell or buy on Ebay ever again. This all started last October when I decided I would sell a car stereo/in dash navigation unit on Ebay. I was nervous doing it because it was a larger ticket item that costs more than anything I have ever sold on Ebay. I decided to risk it and listed anyways. I had quite a few bids and was pleasantly surprised that it sold for quite a bit more than I had expected it to. Auction ends. Within 2 minutes after the auction ending my phone is ringing. It is a number I don’t recognize so I let it go to voice mail (this is my standard practice to avoid sales calls). It is the buyer wanting to now ask me questions about the stereo which I was thinking was strange he would spend so much before having his questions answered before hand. By his message left I could tell he sounded young and foreign, although he had a NY address, and I just figured maybe he was inexperienced with purchasing so no problem. I responded to him by Ebay message explaining to him that I have no problem answering his questions, but I want to communicate through messaging so there is written proof of everything with the transaction. No reply and he paid for the item right away. I shipped the stereo the next day and provided him with the required tracking info. Since I felt a little wierded out by him, I decided to insure the package (thankfully). The next day after this (two days after he won the auction) he began contacting me asking where the stereo is. I explained to him to check the tracking, it shows exactly where it is in transit. A couple of days later I checked the tracking and saw that the delivery was attempted and a notice was left at his door. The next day he contacted me asking where it is again. I told him that they attempted delivery the day prior and that it is at his post office and needs to be picked up, which the tracking info clearly showed. He then decided to file an item not received claim. Long story short, I attempted to explain to him and Ebay that the post office tried to deliver the stereo, nobody was home so they left a notice and it needs to be picked up. He apparently didn’t want it at this point because he never went to the post office for it. Instead, he escalated the claim. Ebay sided with him immediately because as my tracking info showed, he did not get the stereo. I was livid. I even asked the Ebay representative, “what am I supposed to do? Drive from Michigan to New York to get the stereo from his post office a block away from his house and drop it off to him?” Their reply was “whatever it takes. As the seller, you are responsible to make sure the item is delivered”. Now I was really mad. And to top it all off, for some reason this guy purchased my stereo through the Ebay UK site which I was never informed of until they came back at me for the money. So by now the exchange rate had changed and I had to pay Ebay back $30 more than what he purchased it for in the first place. So here I was, without my stereo and out $30. At this point I thought he was now going to go get the stereo from the post office. I called them and they said it has to stay there for 15 days for him to pick up then it would be sent back if he didn’t. Thankfully he didn’t and eventually the stereo made it back to me about 2 months later looking like someone had played soccer with it (that’s a whole other story). Well about a month after all this happened I then receive a bill from Ebay for $50 for their selling fees. I was royally pissed at this point. I called and they explained that since the buyer escalated the complaint, no matter the outcome I was going to be charged the fees. I told them to shove it up their ass, I wasn’t paying anything. I closed my Payal to protect myself there. They sent it to IC Systems, which is a collection agency who now started to call every day and send letters wanting the $50. I found a nice form letter online that is a request to validate debt and printed it and sent it to them. The calls stopped, the letters stopped, and I checked my credit reports and they are clear from any collection and show no history from them. Now I just get an email every month from Ebay still trying to bill me for the $50, to which I reply “Fuck you Ebay” each and every time. Sometimes they reply to that with a form email saying sorry that that’s how I feel or something along those lines, LOL! If that’s all I have to deal with from now on then so be it, they’ll never get that $50. Never again will I deal with this unethical company. Thanks for reading my rant. It was much more detailed of course, but these are the main things that happened and I didn’t feel like writing a book today. Good luck everyone.