Hey yall. I got a different kind of problem here...
Long story short:
I received an item SNAD (had actual evidence of such). Before opening a case, I tried reasoning with the seller via eBay messages---he did not comply.
I opened a case against him and tried to work it out with him there (I did not escalate it to eBay just yet):
I send him one last response requesting him to pay return shipping and refund me (July 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM). He does not respond as promptly. So, on July 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM the seller responds stating something like "buyer is king" and asks how much the return is. LESS THAN THE 24hrs THAT A RESPONSE IS EXPECTED (July 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM) the case goes like this:"The seller has issued a full refund of $XXX to your PayPal account and the case is closed." And the details state: "A full refund of $XXX was issued on Jul 11, 2012. The refund includes the purchase price plus original shipping and was issued to the same payment method you used to pay for the item. Please log in to PayPal and view the History page if you don't see it in your PayPal balance."
I did not get a chance to respond to him (I was busy with a real life outside of eBay...GASP)!!! The money is already back in my PayPal account and is marked as "completed". I never agreed to anything just yet and I did not have a chance to respond to the seller (unless eBay made him refund me or eBay did the refunding). There are no other details that say the item must be returned though, right? Do I have to return the item now that the case is closed and I am refunded? What's weird is I thought that a case would be opened fer atleast 30 days and both sides had to come to an agreement.
Yall can't have muh flag.