Ebay Buyers Beware!
Sometimes, I'm thankful for American Express.
I recently made a purchase of Doom3 on eBay for 99 cents plus shipping. The total amount was $7.99. The description was very specific about what's included - only the CD is guaranteed, and they are not tested, and the items are sold as is. They only check for the CD, they said.
So I figure, for $8, if they ship me the Doom CD-ROM with no registration code, fine, it'll be $8 lost.
Instead, I got the box, the registration code, the manual.... and two copies of Disk 2, along with one copy of disk 3, and no copies of disk 1 or disk 4.
They of course refused to do anything about it. In my opinion, they failed to ship the listed product, and so they're committing fraud on ebay.
At any rate, I was suspicious up front, so just in case I paid for the item with my American Express card.
After attemping to get swdiscounters to either refund my money or ship me the missing CDs, which they refused to do, I contacted American Express, and they kindly refunded my money.
which means they took the $7.99 away from swdiscounters.
I love my American Express. This is exactly why I use it for almost everything.