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You have a contract here
so if one side did not perform
you have a right to a refund in full
if you paid by credit card, consider challenging it on your credit card as a chargeback
ebay can also often step in and refund on receiving complaint or pursue the seller for you
I paid for it with paypal.
If sizable amount, small claims court is yet another option.
You may want to contact them further about seeking to recover
but otherwise lawsuit in small claims is an option
He claims he has proof I received the item, but I never signed for anything and the tracking shows the item was delivered and signed for by another person who is located in another county in my state. He has started threatening me by saying he is going to contact the postmaster general and the sheriff's dept in the county where the tracking sticker was wanded in. He also said he is going to file a small claim. The thing is he paid for insurance to mail it, and has my money for the item. He also stated in his last email that postal fraud can result in jail and/or fines. This was very intimidating to me as I am a retired Federal worker and have nver even gotten a speeding ticket.
That is evidence in your favor
he has to show YOU got it
the documents you mentioned show otherwise
It is not a criminal matter, but a civil lawsuit is the proper recourse
You think he is just intimidating me to see if I 'fess' my sin"? Like a bully?
It is baseless and seeks to intimidate only
What is considered a large amount. I paid $219.95 for the item. Would it be worth it? It just cost me more for your time too.
Suing in small claims court can be done without a lawyer
people usually dont sue over this amount though
since it takes time
this is especially so if the other side is in another state
Ok. The same holds true for him. I am first going to go thru EBAY's resolution system. However, I have seen web sites where people are complaining they might not carry through with a refund for someone with a substantiated claim.
That is your best recourse
Ok. I think you have answered my question. Thanks.
suing is an option but as we discussed may not be worth time and effort