pulse_divider wrote:The buyer was me, that's exactly what happened. I paid immediately and went back and forth with the seller over the next 24 hrs about proper packing, shipping, insurance, etc and then he all of a sudden backed out claiming "Ebay system error". The seller then relisted it under a different user name and re-sold it before I got my money back, which took a full week.killertofu wrote:I was wondering that too.bhrama wrote:Check out the seller's feedback on the JP8, he either scammed the buyer or pulled a fast one. Either way, shananagins all around.
Maybe I'm looking too far into it, but notice the back of the JP-8 the "Roland" logo looks a little more yellow than you'd expect? Maybe sun damage from sitting in front of a window? Also notice the seller is in "Brandon, FL"
Well, a few days later a JP-8 was listed by another seller in Tampa, FL.
To me, it looks like this one has the same yellowing on the back Roland logo.
I'm guessing this person offered the original seller more money, cash, and picked it up in person.
Basically, they swooped in bypassing the BIN buyer and re-listed it themselves making a few grand.
Just a theory..
While the synth was real and so was the deal, the seller backed out and committed fraud. I'd highly recommend staying away from this seller (kurzweilder) or the alternate account he relisted it under (alcallu2) unless you want to get screwed.
Now he's complaining to Ebay that I "threatened" him, though the only threat I made was to give him negative feedback unless he explained his reasons for backing out of the deal.
Suck deal all around. The good news is that I used PP Bill-Me-Later to pay so no $$ actually came out of my pocket.
bummer, sorry to hear that. I gave up thinking I could find a JP8 for a reasonable amount, and scored a JP6.