Anyone tried to return an kit to a postcode UB18 7HK?
It was some electronc kit from China - it didn't function correctly
and I have been given (by the seller) an address in the UK for the
return. The postcode however is non existent. Yes it looks like a
scam. The details are exactly the same as this
Just in case anyone here find themsleves talking to a seller about
this. I suggest avoiding it.
All the UB 18 7xx codes seem to be "Spring, <country name>, Greenford".
And the xx in the postcode is often the country code, but Hong Kong
is HG not HK and China doesn't seem to appear. So if it's supposed to be
returned to Hong Kong it's possible they've mistyped the postcode.
Spring is presumably http://www.spring-gds.com/ - which seems a
reasonable place to be handling returns to foreign sellers.
Not having read the link, I suspect it's not so much a scam as a way of
getting round eBays dispute system. The seller makes the punter jump
through many hoops of answering questions and automatically promising
satisfaction and then provides a useless return address (I had one in
Jamaica for a phone screen that had been shipped from the UK.) At this
point the punter has probably had enough and gives up, while eBays
systems are satisfied that the seller has done their bit. Dispute gets
closed, punter bins stuff.
Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?
On the very few occasions I've had problems, I've got a refund before
having to return the faulty goods. If paid by Paypal. Did ask if they
wanted them back afterwards - but on a couple of occasions, no reply. On
others - don't bother.
I've never been asked to return faulty goods for checking before getting a
refund. Although I've never bought high value stuff new from Ebay.
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I have had a couple that have asked for it to be returned
and when I have said that they will have to pay for the
return, haven't heard from them again.
Had one recently which sent me something to print and
put on the item being returned that appears to be a scam
on the postal system because it made it look like the
return was because the addressee wasn’t known at
the address it was posted to. That was actually done
by the ebay returns system, not the seller. I ignored
that because it appeared to be a scam and still got
the refund even tho I never returned the goods.
I have, but on aliexpress, not ebay. When I told them
that they would have to pay for the return postage
and told them what that would cost, they just ignored
me and I didn’t get a refund on the item that never did
I also got a very decent solid set of nail clippers where
the spring clip that keeps them closed when not being
used didn’t go in very well at all. The seller was very
apologetic about that, sent me a replacement that
did work fine, and included a return mailer to use
to send the original back. Presumably he sent the
dud back to his supplier. It appeared that he had got
them made in China and they had his logo on them.
I have, particularly high end smartphones. Turns out that
the operation I got them from has their own web site and
a normal retail store and flogs their stuff on ebay as well.
Also had another much lower priced smartphone bought
from China which failed relatively quickly. They were happy
to accept the return but just ignored all communication
after the return of the defective phone and in that case
paypal is useless. Not my phone in that case tho.
Not really on topic:
After a battle with Virgin Media regarding the useless wifi on the Superhub
1 they agreed to send me the Superhub 2. They sent me another Superhub 1.
When I rang them they said that they would send me the Superhub 2 and
postage to return the Superhub 1.
They made quite an issue of returning it.
It's been in the loft for over 12 months as no postage arrived.
They just did not want it back.
replying to Scott M, kepplegate2 wrote:
Yup Having same problem Had the runaround by seller now wants me to return it
to address given but not via recorded delivery Leaving it to E Bay to sort out
wish me luck
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