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    Exclamation E-bay sent wrong machine

    I won a featherweight on e-bay. Seller sent me a Goodhousekeeper machine . Cool but not what I bid on.
    I sent it to the person who was supposed to get that one and they were supposed to send me the featherweight.
    Sent me a black 301. I really like the 301 but I already have 2 of them. Course I have 2 featherweights too.
    Messaged the seller ..No idea what will happen now. been almost an adventure. SSUZZ

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    That stinks! What ails the seller.

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    Hope it all works out. I haven't had any trouble with Ebay....most sellers seem to be pretty keen to keep their ratings up.

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    PayPal can assist you in ahndling this dispute I think you only have 45 days to start it but Please get all your fuss out on them not to us we can't make it right for you but PAyPAL can Much success

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    You have to be so careful when dealing on e-bay. you need to (try) get in touch with a very good seller. I'm not saying that most of the sellers aren't good ones. My favorite for vintage machines is nifty thrifty girl. She shows videos and even demonstrates the machines and is honest with what you're gonna get. She even states in her videos that if you're viewing the video on any other sellers sight, that you will not recieve the machine being shown. You just have to be very careful. Hope this works out for you and you get the machine you bid for. Please let us know.

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    Notify bay on their buyer protection link. They straighten things out quickly. I had a mixup once and all was fixed fast.

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    WoW! That's just crazy. I'm hoping that the mistake was accidental. I can tell you that you really have to have a system to keep things straight when you're selling a lot of stuff on eBay. I helped out a friend selling stuff from his mom's estate and I often had 8-10 things selling per day. It can get confusing. But the others are right on..... the eBay protection is for the buyer (not so much for the seller), and they will help you straighten things out. I love my FWs ...... would be kicking and shouting if that was happening to me. Keep us posted.

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    Goodness!! Musical machines! Sounds to me like the seller got a bit mixed up, but is trying to work with everyone to make it right?
    Good luck, and I hope you get your FW soon!
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    She is not the only one with mixed up machines. However it was not EBAY's fault that I did not get my black 301 that I paid for. It was FED EX. Seller sent pictures and addresses with her dh (he works there) and all they did was put this beautiful HAND CRANK JONES in a box that did not fit the case (wooden with key) not bubble wrapped or anything. Geez, what are they smokin? I took the box to my PO to ship to the person who was supposed to get it and they would not take it the way it was---had writing FED EX all over it. I took home to repkg and sent seller an email last night and this morning got one back that said wait don't ship. 1st it was asap, now wait--she is supposed to get movey back from FED EX. I would love to keep the hand crank. I wonder what was paid for it. never saw it on ebay for sale.

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    Wow, seroius cofusion going on. Hope you can get it worked out.
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    black 301

    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    She is not the only one with mixed up machines. However it was not EBAY's fault that I did not get my black 301 that I paid for. It was FED EX. Seller sent pictures and addresses with her dh (he works there) and all they did was put this beautiful HAND CRANK JONES in a box that did not fit the case (wooden with key) not bubble wrapped or anything. Geez, what are they smokin? I took the box to my PO to ship to the person who was supposed to get it and they would not take it the way it was---had writing FED EX all over it. I took home to repkg and sent seller an email last night and this morning got one back that said wait don't ship. 1st it was asap, now wait--she is supposed to get movey back from FED EX. I would love to keep the hand crank. I wonder what was paid for it. never saw it on ebay for sale.
    I wonder if I got your black 301 ssuzz

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    you very well could have. I was supposed to send this Jones to a guy in Kansas City, MO now I am to wait until she contacts me again and she said she was going to reimburse money for shipping, con't know how it is going to work out. I bought if from someone in TX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    you very well could have. I was supposed to send this Jones to a guy in Kansas City, MO now I am to wait until she contacts me again and she said she was going to reimburse money for shipping, con't know how it is going to work out. I bought if from someone in TX.
    this seller was in U.K but it sounds like the same snafoo. I'm waiting to hear. I already sent the first machine ,
    $86.00 . Sure hope I get reimbursed. I'm not spending any more money till I get this settled. SSUZZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    She is not the only one with mixed up machines. However it was not EBAY's fault that I did not get my black 301 that I paid for. It was FED EX. Seller sent pictures and addresses with her dh (he works there) and all they did was put this beautiful HAND CRANK JONES in a box that did not fit the case (wooden with key) not bubble wrapped or anything. Geez, what are they smokin? I took the box to my PO to ship to the person who was supposed to get it and they would not take it the way it was---had writing FED EX all over it. I took home to repkg and sent seller an email last night and this morning got one back that said wait don't ship. 1st it was asap, now wait--she is supposed to get movey back from FED EX. I would love to keep the hand crank. I wonder what was paid for it. never saw it on ebay for sale.
    I know...I bid on that machine...it ended at $458

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssuzz View Post
    I won a featherweight on e-bay. Seller sent me a Goodhousekeeper machine . Cool but not what I bid on.
    I sent it to the person who was supposed to get that one and they were supposed to send me the featherweight.
    Sent me a black 301. I really like the 301 but I already have 2 of them. Course I have 2 featherweights too.
    Messaged the seller ..No idea what will happen now. been almost an adventure. SSUZZ
    I just found a mocha singer 301 at a garage sale in its cabinet with the stool, she's in excellant shape, I hope you can get yours worked out
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I know...I bid on that machine...it ended at $458
    I just found one at a garage sale this past thursday, its a singer 301, mocha, still in its origninal cabinet and with a stool, tons of attachments, the manual, that looks like it never been used and is in execellant shape, so is the cabinet, he was asking 35.00 obo, so i offered 20.00 and he said sold. i about fell over, i named her Emma after my first granddaughter born on May 7th. I was singing all the way home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssuzz View Post
    I won a featherweight on e-bay. Seller sent me a Goodhousekeeper machine . Cool but not what I bid on.
    I sent it to the person who was supposed to get that one and they were supposed to send me the featherweight.
    Sent me a black 301. I really like the 301 but I already have 2 of them. Course I have 2 featherweights too.
    Messaged the seller ..No idea what will happen now. been almost an adventure. SSUZZ
    I don't trust e-bay buying anymore. I won a bid on an Elna Air-Electronic SU last Dec. The seller advertised the machine as a perfect operating machine that had been recently serviced. When the machine came it was a mess. It had a broken bobbin winder, it would not sew. I contacted the seller and she told me it was working when she sent it. Well, we know that was not true. She refused to take it back or refund some of my money. I took it to my repair man and he told me it was a mess. It cost me 140 dollars to get it in working order.....Needless to say it was my first e-bay experience and my last......Good luck...I hope they make it right with you.

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    Gosh, I've got some bids on eBay right now. DH would go bonkers over a mixup like this. I'd better do some reading to see how to handle these types of things beforehand. Good thing he doesn't read this forum. He is also a vintage addict just doesn't want to pay more than it's worth.
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    I hope you get it all worked out! I was just checking for an update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    I don't trust e-bay buying anymore. I won a bid on an Elna Air-Electronic SU last Dec. The seller advertised the machine as a perfect operating machine that had been recently serviced. When the machine came it was a mess. It had a broken bobbin winder, it would not sew. I contacted the seller and she told me it was working when she sent it. Well, we know that was not true. She refused to take it back or refund some of my money. I took it to my repair man and he told me it was a mess. It cost me 140 dollars to get it in working order.....Needless to say it was my first e-bay experience and my last......Good luck...I hope they make it right with you.
    You should have used the eBay/PayPal dispute system. They will get your money back from the seller if the item is not as represented. If you use the system as its set up there, there is no reason for dissatisfaction. It can be fixed. You may not get the machine after all, but you can get your money back.

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    I had this problem with Goodwill recently. I won a singer Fashion Mate 252 and they sent me a child's Singer Lockstitch machine! Took 3 weeks to get that ironed out, but I did get the right one evendually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssuzz View Post
    I won a featherweight on e-bay. Seller sent me a Goodhousekeeper machine . Cool but not what I bid on.
    I sent it to the person who was supposed to get that one and they were supposed to send me the featherweight.
    Sent me a black 301. I really like the 301 but I already have 2 of them. Course I have 2 featherweights too.
    Messaged the seller ..No idea what will happen now. been almost an adventure. SSUZZ
    Are you Caroline? I have a FW that was sent to me wrong machine and I was to get a black 301. Lisa R. seller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    Are you Caroline? I have a FW that was sent to me wrong machine and I was to get a black 301. Lisa R. seller.
    this would be just TOOOO funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I know...I bid on that machine...it ended at $458
    AND THEN GET THIS ---NO insurance on it at all. Not packed like I would expect a machine that sold for that either. I had the two all boxed and ready to take tothe post office today and my DH asked what I thought I was doing. I said I was going to mail these machines. He said that would be dumb. then you are out your machine, postage on these two machines and no guarantee that you will get your money back. I don't understand how she figured FED EX made the mistake when she had my name and address on the box with the Jones inside. So I wonder if she really knows what she did or who she sold to. She said the 301 was her Dad's machine. Well, you would have thought that would have been a very careful sale, along with that expensive Jones. She sure was pretty tho. She is now packed decent and so is the FW that came my way that wasn't mine either. I sure hope whoever purchased that one didn't spend a whole lot of money on it as it has some serious issues with smell, and white stuff on the bottom of the machine.
    Last edited by amyjo; 05-24-2012 at 08:31 PM. Reason: forgot to add what DH said.

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    Amyjo you must be the one , I'm sending the 301 to N.D. tomorrow..already shipped one to FL...who knows
    if I'll get paid back for the shipping. This is too funny. I wonder how many machines went to the wrong place.

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