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Default Buyer wants me to drive to his house

So this guy buys a $15 item from me yesterday (free shipping as well). Sees from the product location that I am in the next town over - about 5 miles away. Sends me an email today wants me to drop the item off in his mailbox cause his wife needs them and is going away tomorrow.

Now I probably get neg feedback from him cause I didnt personally deliver his item. What`s next? I have to buy them lunch?
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Its a scam.
Ship the item out.
Once you deliver it, you will get a chargeback.

If you are able to, refund the money and then meet him with the cash.
Other then that, Ship it out WITH tracking.
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Agree with cjmixers, I don't care if they are two houses down the block...ship with tracking.
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I would simply explain you would love nothing more than to personally deliver all your items but due to having to sell a lot of items including your car to pay for hit men to deal with people that leave nagative feedback you therefore are not in a posistion to do so ..
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if he negs you for that, inform ebay and refer them to eb messages and neg may be removed...similar happened to me, vindictive neg, as it was a large item, expensive postage, ...nasty nasty person...they are NARU now anyways...that will teach him to mess with my 100% fb PowerSeller acc...
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tell him you can not because of paypal policies, you must ship the item, give them a chance to cancel the transaction before you ship. i've had people ask if they can pickup merchandise, never for me to come to them.
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a $15 item... about 5 miles away.
I guess what it amounts to, is what would someone do to prevent a negative feedback on their account for a $15. item ???

If it was me, I would take the 10 mile round trip drive to make them happy.

I've done a lot more than that in the past to prevent a bad rating.
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I would too - maybe bring a friend - save on shipping and also might get great feedback.

If he does a dispute though...you would not have tracking to protect you. Maybe have him sign something.
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So this guy buys a $15 item from me yesterday (free shipping as well). Sees from the product location that I am in the next town over - about 5 miles away. Sends me an email today wants me to drop the item off in his mailbox cause his wife needs them and is going away tomorrow.

Now I probably get neg feedback from him cause I didnt personally deliver his item. What`s next? I have to buy them lunch?
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Phone him.

Ask to arrange a meeting at Starbucks or similar. You want nothing to do with going to a person's house, nothing.

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Yeah maybe he wants you to put it in some house's dodgy letterbox, probably does the same with loads of people.
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get his details
Phone him.

Ask to arrange a meeting at Starbucks or similar. You want nothing to do with going to a person's house, nothing.

I agree,

Like CL, nothing but problems going onto someones property.

As GB stated meet at a public place.
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I would just drive up there and give it to him. I have done this before. I never worry about them leaving a negative feedback or them trying to scam me because at the end of the day no one wants to scam people that know where they live
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Public place.

But no, ship it with tracking.
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I would just drive up there and give it to him. I have done this before. I never worry about them leaving a negative feedback or them trying to scam me because

at the end of the day no one wants to scam people that know where they live
Unless it's immediate family
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Sad but true. Watch out for the brother-in-laws.
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Aint no one crazy enough to scam me in person....I ride ride with that nina!
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Just feel them out on the phone. I can tell in a min if I will meet with that person. Even if u feel comfortable just always be safe. There's always people out there to do bad
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Public place to meet - he*l maybe you will make new best friend :P
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LOL

I always meet people at a busy public place and never go alone.

For me I wont do this for ebay period.

Do it for CL a lot and always take someone with me.
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Always good to have a personal assistant Sandy_D for your size of ops
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Hubby takes care of that.

Once he steps out of the van anyone who thinks they are meeting a frail lady swallows hard and realizes a guy with tree trunk arms and size 14 shoes is not going to put up with any funny business.

I never meet anyone by myself ever.

And for those who have not done any CL yet, never have them come to your house. Just too risky.
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Tell them that your items aren't shipped from your eBay address but from another location
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