I just recently had a buyer try to open an item not as described case on a no refund item. I sent him a gameboy with sound issues clearly described in the description. That was the ONLY issue. When he received it he opens a case and says that one of the buttons dont work...which is BS because I tested it with a game (twice) and it worked flawlessly (except for the sound which I noted). I think it was that he did not fully read the description and did not know about the sound issue before getting the gameboy...which was his fault for not reading the full description that I took my precious time to write out.
So anyway, he opens a case and I get a message saying the A button does not work unless you are mashing it, which I KNOW is BS. I tell him to mail it back to me and as soon as I receive the gameboy in the mail and (a) verify it is the same Gameboy, and (b) verify the issue, I will give him a full refund. He messages me back saying that basically Im a piece of shit for not just refunding him and letting him keep the item, then tells me he took it apart and fixed it himself (which requires special tools to do)...
At this point I know its a scam so I tell him to either ship it back to me or to go
yourself. Next thing I know the case is dropped and I get a neutral feedback from him saying that I sent him an item not as described and he had to fix it. I repair other tyes of consoles and I dont even have the special screwdriver necessary to open a gameboy because gameboys rarely ever
up, and if they do its usually the sound or the screen.
Aynway, that is my latest story. Feels like a partial victory 'cuz I didnt have to refund that prick, didnt have to deal with a case, but instead got a worthless neutral feedback (which I reported the buyer to eBay for leaving me).
I can usually avoid scammers by not selling 1-time-use items, and by taking LOTS of pictures of my items and fully describing them. The fact that I had close-ups of the serial number on the back and all the identifying marks on the Gameboy may have saved my ass this time. Screw you eBay piss-ant scammers.