Well, learned my lesson about trying to save money and shop on the internet. This guy sold a P4 3.2 EE on E-Bay last week for $480, said he had another if anyone were interested. I emailed him and agreed to pay $500 to include the shipping. I requested the transaction go thrrough Pay-Pal so I would be protected in case he screwed me over.
I paid him on Thursday, and was told I would have the chip by Saturday. Saturday came and went, nothing. I emailed him on Monday and was told that he couldn't make it to the PO in time, so I would have it Tuesday, and that it had been shipped. Tuesday came and went, nothing. I emailed him on Wednesday, no reply. On Thursday he emailed me and told me that it had been shipped and I should of had it by now, but I didn't. Today, Friday, still no chip. I emailed him and asked if he had used delivery confirmation, a tracking #, insurance, anything, and he won't reply to my emails.
I contacted pay-pal to complain. They will investigate, but they say they can only recover the amount that he voluntairly gives back (yeah right), and that there is no recourse on my part. I have 10 + emails from this guy admitting he didn't send it when he said he did, getting pissy with me, etc. They say that is no help and basically nothing they can do, and that I should read their terms of service better. Now I'm out $500.
Anyway, I have a real problem with a third party setup like Pay-Pal, which is more than willing to take a good profit off your transactiopns, if they are going to make money like that, then it is my opinion they bear some responsibility as well, and they should put forth more than a token effort to recoup my money.
Any thoughts or ideas other than hunting this scumbag down and trying to plug him into my MOBO?