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A NIGHTMARE ON EBAY
MY BIZARRE DEALINGS WITH POWERSELLER JustaCalectaKid

Warning, there is alot of profane language, none of it is edited, only highlighted. Names, addresses and contact information have been removed!

I happen to think that true feedback is important and honesty and fair dealings should be routine on Ebay. For the most part this is true, but what happened to me recently and what I had to go through I would not wish on anybody.
Unfortunately there are a very few who get crazy receiving a negative feedback? Some are Abusive and INSANE!

Here is the chronology of the events as they took place which BORDERS INSANITY:

  1. Won auction 12/18/05--RICK BURLESON BOSTON RED SOX COLOR SLIDE WITH RIGHTS (8737240866)--I paid via PayPal 12/20/05 $17.01--No Problems yet
  2. Won auction 12/20/05--2 HANK AARON ATLANTA BRAVES COLOR SLIDES WITH RIGHTS (8738116752)--I paid via PayPal 12/20/05 $13.49--BIG PROBLEMS
    These slides were much too blurry to even make a small print, let alone an 8"x10" print. The listing highly overstates their true worthlessness by saying "THESE SLIDES CAN BE ENLARGED TO VARIOUS SIZES", "PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LET THE HIGH QUALITY IMAGES FULLY LOAD". I thought the images looked fuzzy, but I felt they were simply bad scans after reading "IMPORTANT NOTE: THAT IS DUST AND SPECS ON MY SCANNER...NOT IN THE IMAGES", so I bid on them.
    When I received these slides I scanned them and they were completely useless. I also realized that the seller intended to sell defective merchandise on purpose and without refund. So I did the correct thing and left "Justa" his due. I did not request a refund, I simply left a negative feedback "BEWARE-NO RETURN ON DEFECTIVE SLIDES-NO DUST JUST BLURRY SLIDES-I HAVE TO EAT EM".
  3. I get the following message from Justacallectakid:
    From: JUSTaCALECTA@xxxxx Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 00:13:03 EST Subject: AARON SLIDES To: stephen844@xxxxxxx

    YOUR A FUCKIN ASSHOLE... THE SCAN CLEARLY SHOWS WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO GET. THOSE SCANS COULDN'T BE ANY BETTER TO SEE THAT THEY WERE NOT 100% FOCUSED. YOU THINK YOUR GONNA GET 2 AARONS FOR $9.99?? JERK. YOU SAW THE SCANS AND YOU HIT THE BID BUTTON. THERE IS NO DUST ON THEM AT ALL AND THAT IS A VERY GOOD DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU GOT..... JUST WHAT IT SAID. THE DUST WAS ON MY SCANNER AND YOU GOT WHAT YOU SAW IN THE DESCRIPTION ASSHOLE. FUCKIN ASSHOLE PRICK!!!!!!! CHOKE ON THEM DICKHEAD.

  4. After complaining about his email I receive the following:
    From: JUSTaCALECTA@xxxxxxx Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 00:44:58 EST Subject: (no subject) To: stephen844@xxxxxxxx

    BIG MISTAKE

  5. The abusive email continues from JustaCalectakid:
    From: JUSTaCALECTA@xxxxxxx Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:39:30 EST Subject: Re: AARON SLIDES To: stephen844@xxxxxxxx

    THAT'S GOOD ASSHOLE. BIG MISTAKE. YOU SAW THE SCAN BEFORE YOU BID. FUCKIN ASSHOLE.

  6. I had enough of JustaCalectaKid's profanity so I blocked all of his emails, so it took me a day or two to see what he had planned for me. I knew that "Big Mistake" was some sort of vailed threat. I was right, because here is what happened next:
  7. eBay Dec-30-05 at 14:00:56 PST
    An Unpaid Item dispute has been opened for the following item: 2 - HANK AARON ATLANTA BRAVES COLOR SLIDES WITH RIGHTS (#8738116752)
    Reason given for Unpaid Item: The buyer has not paid for the item. Buyer actions reported by seller: Other reason.
  8. HOW COULD THIS BE, I ALREADY PAID AND RECEIVED THESE??????????

  9. eBay Dec-30-05 at 20:30:27 PST An Unpaid Item dispute has been opened for the following item: RICK BURLESON BOSTON RED SOX COLOR SLIDE WITH RIGHTS (#8737240866) Reason given for Unpaid Item: The buyer has not paid for the item. Buyer actions reported by seller: Other reason.

    HOW COULD THIS BE, I ALREADY PAID AND RECEIVED THESE??????????

  10. JustaCalectaKid as it turned out refunded the PayPal funds I paid him for on both transactions so he could FRADULENTLY claim me as a Non-Paying Bidder.
    I now had to respond to PayPal's dispute form. I did this in both cases and here is what happened:

  11. eBay Dec-31-05 at 18:24:16 PST
    The Unpaid Item dispute has been closed for the following reason: The seller has ended this communication and filed for a Final Value Fee credit. Strike issued.

    JustaCalectaKid, PayPal & Ebay had given me 2 strikes! For what, I had responded with all the payment information and documentation to show I had honestly paid for both auctions.

    It seemed extremely unfair that I was about to be banned from Ebay. Getting strikes against you is very serious. A CLEARLY FRADULENT ACT HAD BEEN COMMITTED AND ALL I COULD DO IS TO APPEAL THIS PROCESS.

    IT TOOK ME 2 HOURS AND A 12 PAGE FAX TO THE EBAY BIDDER APPEAL DEPARTMENT IN HOPE THAT THESE STRIKES WOULD BE REMOVED, AND THEY WERE.

    So now you know of my nightmare dealings with one of Ebay's Best Powersellers, Justacallectakid.
    He has left me negative feedback, and slandered my name simply for telling the truth and giving him very well deserved negative feedback.

    SO BE CAREFUL IF YOU DEAL WITH HIM OR ANYONE ELSE WHO CAN WRONGFULLY DAMAGE YOUR REPUTATION--TRY TO DOCUMENT EVERYTHING. WHO KNOWS IF THIS WILL EVER END.


    This is where I thought this situation would end, but no:


    JUSTACALLECTAKID YET AGAIN REFUNDED MY PAYPAL PAYMENTS FOR BOTH OF THOSE AUCTIONS PLEASE STOP THIS INSANITY!!!!

  12. I send off another letter trying to stop the Insanity of JustaCallectaKid:

    Sender: stephen844@xxxxxxxx
    Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 04:25:13 GMT
    To: rswebhelp@xxxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: NP91010 Your recent email to eBay's Trust and Safety Department
    Hi Leslie, I noticed that I still have a strike against me for 8737240866. I thought it was to be removed? Also the seller has agained refunded the PayPal payments. Does this mean he is now able to file another Non-Paying Bidder complaint about these same 2 auctions yet again. Please, Please make this stop. Just tell me what you want me to do--pay for them again? I will do whatever you want me to do, please see if you can end this madness. Thanks, Steve

  13. Here is Ebay's response, somehow something gets lost in the translation:

    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to eBay with your concerns. My name is Nasseem and I would be happy to assist you.
    I am sorry that you have received this unwelcome email. Unfortunately, eBay has no jurisdiction over members' private email correspondence sent via their own Internet Service Provider (ISP). However, if this message was sent through our Contact an eBay Member feature, please see the following help page:

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/rfe-unwelcome-email-misuse.html

    From this page, click on the link "misuse of Contact an eBay Member" to send us a report about the email you received. Also, please be advised that, in order for eBay to investigate this matter further, you must submit the email and header in a single email. I have included instructions on how to get email headers at the bottom of this email just in case you are unsure of where to find these.
    If you are having trouble with a fellow member, there are several steps you can take. First, the easiest thing to do is block the sender's incoming emails. This is a feature provided by most email programs. Please consult the help section of your email program on information on how to do this. If you cannot block the emails, simply do not reply or respond. It is always best to not escalate an already tense situation.
    Next, report the emails to the sender's ISP or email provider. If the emails are deemed inappropriate, the ISP/email provider has jurisdiction to take appropriate action.
    Finally, if you feel unsafe or are afraid for your personal safety due to these emails, you should report this incident to your local law enforcement agency. To find the name of a local law enforcement officer that can help you, please refer to the following link:

    http://www.usacops.com

    The above website will allow you to find the contact information for police officers in your area.
    A header will look like a string of "nonsense" characters, similar to the example I have pasted for you below. You can find this by using the "properties" function of your email program.
    Return-Path: Received: from mail-pacbell.net (mail-gw5.pacbell.net [206.13.28.23]) by ixmail9.ix.netcom.com (8.8.7-s-4/8.8.7/ (NETCOM v1.01)) with ESMTP id; for ; Mon, 22 Mar 1999 06:34:48 -0800 (PST)
    From: Received: from 207.214.211.69 (ppp-207-214-211-69.sntc01.pacbell.net [207.214.211.69]) by mail- gw5.pacbell.net (8.8.8/8.7.1) with SMTP id GAA15251; Mon, 22 Mar 1999 06:34:28 -0800 (PST) Message-ID: <36F5D668@pacbell.net> Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 06:34:32 +0100 Reply-To: X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.03-PBI-N303 (Macintosh; I; 68K) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: Subject: TITLE OF EMAIL Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    For security reasons we cannot open attachments sent to us. Therefore, please copy the contents of the message and header, and paste it into the body of your reply.
    I appreciate your patience and understanding regarding this matter. Regards,
    Nasseem eBay PowerSeller Team Trust & Safety


    HERE IS THE TRUE EBAY VIOLATION BY POWERSELLER JUSTACALECTAKID:

    Unpaid Item/Final Value Fee Credit Abuse

    eBay policy does not permit members to abuse the Unpaid Item process. Sellers may not file for a Final Value Fee credit on a transaction where the buyer paid for the item.

    If a seller filed for a credit on a transaction that was completed, please contact us so we can investigate the situation.

    Sellers who falsely report Unpaid Items may be subject to a range of actions, including:

    Reversal of all credits for the time period in question

    Loss of the right to use the Final Value Fee Credit system for a period of time

    Account suspension

    Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

    Loss of PowerSeller status


    Only time will tell if Ebay suspends those who abuse all of us.---STRIPUS

    JustaCalectaKid I suspect is probably a 12 year old Playing on his parents computer. I sincerely hope this is the case, because no rational adult would act so childishly or speak in such an immature/profane manner. What is this younger generation coming to??
    Certainly a real business person would treat their customers with respect and try to correct problems, not create them.
    1/06/06--I am now receiving threats from "Justa" on my internal mail through Ebay's "My Messages", so the abuse still continues. Since these are internal Ebay communications I cannot post them here. Just as I cannot post his feedback about what he wrote about me.
    I can say though that I did research Justa's negatives and neutrals. There are 17 negative comments and 7 neutral complaints about him. So there were 22 other unhappy transactions besides mine.

    Because of the ability of any seller to issue PayPal refunds from items that were already paid for, delivered and completed, then claim the buyer as a Non-Paying bidder is wrong. I have requested that Ebay look into this practice on a larger scale, because it is very possible that other buyers have been wrongly punished by receiving Non-paying bidder strikes against them too.