The Bad Omen of Ipod Nano and Me.

Before Christmas on my first attempt to buy a Nano on the internet I was scammed by some scam artistes who had a history of scamming and changing their names. Ofcourse having bought everything on Ebay from books, to batteries, to digital cameras to even my Saab 9-5 (before I got my 350Z) I thought Ebay was foolproof. Until now. For the second time in 2 attempts I have been been Ipod Nano-Scammed!

Well after I won the Bid (and paid $230 or arnd there) for it - I get this mssg:

Item Number - 9743118990
Item Title - Apple iPod nano Black (4 GB, MA107LL/A) MP3 Player

Seller's Email: MD7931@YAHOO.COM
Our records show that you were a bidder or buyer of one or more of this seller's items. We recently removed this seller's active listings and suspended the seller's trading privileges. Due to privacy concerns we cannot share further details about this seller.
If the seller asks you to complete this transaction outside of eBay, we strongly recommend that you do not proceed with the transaction.


I raise the issue with PayPal (who I used to pay) and they came up with the following in a wk or two:

It has been determined that the seller was at fault, and as a result, we have recovered funds on your behalf. $175.00 USD has been credited to your account. This is the maximum amount covered by eBay's Standard Purchase Protection Program.
If your claim was for more than the amount covered by eBay's Standard Purchase Protection Program, the balance of the claim is due to you directly from the seller. We will make our best effort to recover the remaining balance from the seller on your behalf.

There goes another 50 bux for nothing! Danggit! And All I really wanted was a chic mp3 player for hearing some podcasts while running!