I know everyone has been there some time or another with selling on eBay or amazon and other online selling but my question that has been eating at me for couple of days here i tell my story below
So I listed an Apple iPhone 3GS For a buy now of $202 and i listed it with free shipping which is not a problem and since I didn't mind paying the one off $89 dollars for shipping worldwide so i listed it around midnight next day i notice I received a payment from a person from India and they made a immediate payment.
I was really happy to see that so i started to get the phone ready and take it down to the shipping company with the printing slip and buyers shipping address only to find out early next morning eBay email me and to tell me the seller is not registered on eBay and to cancel the shipping so I ran back down to the shipping company to find out if the package has not been shipped and thank god it didn't.
After doing that I still had the buyers money and it had been cleared after the 21 days only problem now about 3 weeks ago I received a dispute open against me on my Paypal account under Unauthorized payment. and its a credit card charge back. I told Paypal my story and still waiting on the result.
so my questions are these
1. Who's liable for this?
2. How long can a dispute like this last
3. How can i prevent this from the future.
4. How can eBay even let this happen anyhow.
5. Would i likely to win the case since have a physical proof of that quote to ship the item to India
Has anyone had this type of thing happen to you ?