I sold this coin and the buyer has started a refund saying the coin has been whizzed/cleaned.
A few weeks ago I had told a seller that he was selling 1864 bronze IHC's as 1864L's and ripping people off. Now I have been dealing with buyers not paying for listings and now I'm afraid they're going to start returns to try and destroy my selling abilities with eBay. I'll let you guys decide if you think this coin has been cleaned/whizzed.
Oh I always accept returns but I know a cleaned coin when I see one and this isn't one. I can see a bad feedback coming my way and nothing I can do about it. These guys just won't quit. I need to learn to keep my mouth shut when I see dealers ripping people off. Hopefully I can get through this without losing my selling ability with eBay. They're relentless.
I think he's part of the gang messing with me. They win my listings and then won't pay. I try and message them but they never respond. I have to wait five days to cancel for nonpayment and now it looks like they're going the return route. Won't answer me.
There is corruption on eBay, so you have to tread carefully. But honestly not much of it is American in origin. And people who don't pay don't have feedback rights, so they can't harm you.
If a buyer demanding a return for spurious reasons has a western name with a US address and has already left lots of bad feedback, he's just another jerk and not part of a gang. Especially if he has 3500+ transactions. Honestly I would just eat it, then send him a nice note and send him a pre-paid label. If he still leaves you bad feedback you have some recourse.