I auctioned off a motherboard on ebay about two months ago. I got positive feedback for the item when the winner recieved it but now the guy opened up a dispute saying the motherboard is dead. As far as I know, the buyer tested the unit when he recieved it. Why would he demand his money back for it two months later? I don't know what may have happened to this unit in that ammount of time and I can't be sure of what parts he tired to stick with the motherboard or if he even did the assembly right. On the auction I said the unit was sold as is, for exactly that reason (the auction page is still accessable too). It was working when I stopped using it and I tested it right before I shipped it too. Am I being unresonable telling the guy that he shouldn't expect a refund? I think two months is a long time to wait to claim that something doesn't work. I know that if I bought computer hardware I wouldn't wait that long to get a replacement if it didn't work. Not only did the guy send me a dispute through ebay, but he managed to get my email adress and sent me a rather strongly worded email on top of it all about five minutes after the dispute claim went through.
The hardware, including shipping cost him $80. He was the winning bidder on an auction type listing and as far as I know he bid at least twice to win the auction so I know he must have read the listing or at least I hope he did. Is there anything legally he can do to demand a refund even if the auction said "sold as is?"
Sigh, I hate dealing with ebay. I was just trying to offload some stuff that worked but I didn't have any use for and was taking up space. Now I have an angry person claiming something that smells an awful lot like fraud. I've already dealt with a few fraudulent bidders and someone trying to hack my paypal through ebay. Im about ready to just close my account at this point.
Sorry for the long rant.