I wanted to reach out to all forum members about an Issue I had with a so called LFS online store i had some dealings with a couple of months back.
I saw some Hydra26 HD's on ebay from a seller that went by the name of coralfrags4u and had an awesome price for them new. I saw them and I said "Thats a great price for these lights", so I contacted the seller and ask if this price was correct, and he responded with " it was", So I went ahead and purchased the light from ebay. About 1 week later I still hadn't received shipping confirmation on the item, and I reached out to the seller again, and his response was "
PayPal is holding your money, and most everyone else, for some reason. We have talked to them on phone. The only way for the money to be released is for me to mark it shipped and then next day you mark it received. Then they release the money we order your stuff and out goes out next business day, straight to you from wholesaler.
Seemed a bit sketchy, so i contacted PayPal about it, and they said that they had changed their policy on how member receive money, especially from eBay sales and that the seller would not receive the money unless they had a high positive feedback rate. Still didn't make sense to me but they are protecting the buyer by doing so. Once the money sat in limbo for 25 days, they would release it to the seller. I know that this is hard on some HONEST sellers getting into eBay, but that's the way it is now.
So I waited a couple of days more (2 weeks) and contacted the seller again to see if they had released the money, and if he had shipped the light. I received this response:
I sent you a message yesterday. Because you filed a case against us with eBay, they took your your money out of hold in PayPal and now they have your money. I can not ship without the money to send to wholesaler who drop ships straight to your house. I do not house these as inventory add i can sell them, pay for them and have shipped all in the same day. In this case your money went into hold in PayPal and we had no access to it yet. Ebays new policy that we did not know
I never filed a case with eBay, or Paypal. So he had gotten me confused for someone else (1st warning I should of caught on to).
Once he realized that I wasn't the person that filed a case with him, he changed his tone, and said that he would refund me the money, and that if I sent it to him via the friends and family feature, he would be able to ship the lights out by tomorrow. (2nd warning I should of caught on to).
Me trying to look at the good in people sent him the money............. And what a mistake!
Needless to say... I am still waiting for the lights that I purchased in July of this year.
So... after this long winded post, please keep an eye out for a vendor that goes by:
I got Screwed.... and do not want anyone else getting screwed either.