Let me tell you the story. I have an Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Mug that I had put up for auction. It might even be considered a Fire-King Mug – but it isn't marked as such. If you are reading this and you’re a fire king expert you can let me know. I am the original owner.
After debating about it a bit and checking the selling history, I decided to put it up for auction. Bidding started at $42.00. Surprisingly, within the first 2 days of a 10 auction day I had this first bid. I really didn't know if it that was good or bad. I was hoping for the best.
$80+ shipping sounded pretty good to me, so I decided to check out the auction winner. I clicked on their username and found 0 feedback and a private account? What the heck!!?? Something just didn'tseem right about that. So I figured that I would wait and see what happened. I checked eBay again at a later time and I noticed that this username had 8 feedback ratings. HUH?? How do you go from 0 – 8 just like that?? Still, there was nothing for me to do but wait.
After a few days of not being paid, I opened a case. The result of the case determined that I was being scammed. The exact words from eBay were, “we had to cancel bids for this buyer because they aren't registered on eBay.” Say what?? How does this happen? I. Am. Done. Why did they choose the mug I was selling? Who’s going to pay me my $80? Clearly I was out of luck on all accounts. But the silver lining of it all was that I got away. The scammer was not successful. I really wasn't out of anything at all. Maybe it was even a blessing in disguise.
Have you ever been the target of a scammer? Tell me your story in the comments.