Here it is, step by step -
bought 2 yoyos on eBay
one was not as advertised
we agreed on an amount for a partial refund of the total auction price, but he says he has to Paypal me directly. He says that eBay is withholding the funds that I sent to purchase the yoyos until I give him feedback. Once I give him feedback, eBay will release the funds to him and he could re-fund me. I questioned that, and he responded by telling me to send him my paypal address to he could just pay me $20. eBay doesn’t allow that - I did try, even writing out the “at” and “dot”, but eBay caught it!
his feedback on eBay is fine. At first I thought he was just trying to persuade me to give good feedback…maybe he’s just afraid of getting his first poor feedback.
Can eBay actually withhold someone’s funds they get from selling something? I paid via Paypal. That just seems weird.
Thanks in advance -