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Old 05-10-03, 12:10 PM
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been conned, need help

first, sorry to bother everybody
i don't know if this thread is appropriate here, but i'm desperate
about a month ago i saw this ad in amazon.com about a used dvd
i contact the girl to ask about s&h fee
she told me her amazon limit was up but would do direct sell
in short, we had a deal, i paid
but she never send me the dvd and i can't contact her anymore
she just stop all communication
i try to ask amazon for help but no luck
so i was wondering if anyone here can help me contact this person in anyway

her email add is [email protected]
she has a po box in PA
forgot her store name or her nickname
(yes, that was an idiotic thing to do :< )

thank you very much in advance anyone
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Old 05-10-03, 12:18 PM
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Not much you can do. Count it as a "life lesson" and move on.
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Old 05-10-03, 02:13 PM
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I agree there probably is not much you can do about it. But I was curious about what the seller meant about her Amazon limit being up? Also does she still have the DVD listed at Amazon? Hopefully you didn't lose too much money.
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Old 05-10-03, 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by LASERMOVIES
But I was curious about what the seller meant about her Amazon limit being up?
Amazon Payments, which is their mandatory online payment service, has certain monthly limits. I've reached the limit twice. Once when I was a new seller and had gone near $1,000 in a month. And once again during a Christmas Holiday season when I had gone near $1,500. I'm not sure whether it was set-off by reaching a certain $ amount or the unusually high number of sales for my account. They sent me an e-mail notifying me that I was reaching my limit and that if I wanted to extend the limit I would have to contact customer service. I contacted them, they extended my limit, and it was no big deal.
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Old 05-10-03, 08:17 PM
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How much did you lose?

You could try a couple of things:

If you have a PO Box address:

1) If you have a friend who is in the legal profession, have him/her
write a letter to the individual detailing how fraud may have
been commited etc.

Granted, she may call your bluff, BUT she may be compelled to
do otherwise.

2) You could use www.switchboard.com and look up the number for
her local Police dept. If she happens to live in a small town, this may be more beneficial.

I knew someone who did #2 after she had a bunch of checks bounce a month after the merchandise was sent.
It actually got the buyer to pay.

3) If it's under $20, maybe you want to write it off and move on.
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