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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: jeanfrance on February 13, 2008, 23:31:27 PM

Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: jeanfrance on February 13, 2008, 23:31:27 PM
He sold me a broken part (seat belt pretensionner deployed), don't refund and refuse to say if he recieve the item back. I don't understand why.
That was not the first time i have a deal with him. No problems before.
I do recommend to first ask a picture of the real item sold, not the generic, in order to see what you will recieve.
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: Marty on February 14, 2008, 07:16:16 AM
Did you use paypal? have you got proof you sent the part back?

He has alot of stuff on ebay, a tad on the expencive side though
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: jeanfrance on February 14, 2008, 08:55:55 AM
Quote from: Marty
Did you use paypal? have you got proof you sent the part back?
Yes i use paypal. No and that my fault, i use the lowest shipping cost to return the item (without tracking). I thought that he will be honest, but in fact, he could perfectly deny having recieve the item back.
I send the item the latest days last year (about 29 december). So even with the lowest cost, he must have recieve it now.
He has alot of stuff on ebay, a tad on the expencive side though
Yes, maybe more for the frog eyes, but a lot of stuff sure.

I make a mistake in my answer confusing your text and mine, sorry, here is the corrcet message :

Yes i use paypal. No and that my fault, i use the lowest shipping cost to return the item (without tracking).
I thought that he will be honest, but in fact, he could perfectly deny having recieve the item back.
I send the item the latest days last year (about 29 december). So even with the lowest cost, he must have recieve it now.

Yes, maybe more for the frog eyes, but a lot of stuff sure.
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: Marty on February 14, 2008, 09:05:05 AM
You should have complained via paypal 1st, worth a try still

Have you tried e-mailing the guy since?
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: jeanfrance on February 14, 2008, 09:12:24 AM
He always repeat that he never recieve the item back.
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: Marty on February 14, 2008, 09:21:28 AM
Not much you can do about it (other than giving a bad feedback on ebay)
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: sjwag on February 14, 2008, 12:13:34 PM
If you have dealt with him before and he has ben ok,then possibly he is being honest and hasnt recieved it .
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: Marty on February 14, 2008, 12:18:32 PM
Quote from: sjwag
If you have dealt with him before and he has ben ok,then possibly he is being honest and hasnt recieved it .


True, UK post is a bit hit and miss at times
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: jeanfrance on February 14, 2008, 12:53:22 PM
Yes, maybe.
In these case it's my fault. I don't choice the tracked one.
But it don't excuse to sell parts who are not working.
The item recieve was different as item shown.
And i don't think these pretensioner has been deployed during the travel : there was a lot of buble cover aroud.
Another thing is strange for me : i ask him several times to send me, after the return, another good one, and not refund.
He don't accept these proposition.
I need these seat belt pretensionner for the MOT, not for comfort.
Since 2008 the MOT law change in France, and i do have a not deployed seat belt pretensionner.
It's very difficult to find that. These pretensionners were only fittend on : later Scorpio I and ealier Scorpio II and maybe some Escort Cosworth. Its the one with spring, not pyrotechnic (completly differents).
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: Marty on February 14, 2008, 13:23:06 PM
Can you not change it to a normal one?
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: jeanfrance on February 14, 2008, 13:33:54 PM
The seat belt with pretensionner are different : the metal part (i don't know the name, enven in  French) comming into the lock system is different. If i fit another, i have to change the two parts of the belt.
And i don't know if it will be ok for the MOT. I have to ast to a controle technique centre.
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: Marty on February 14, 2008, 13:45:21 PM
It should be OK, I changed the seatbelts and the locking part (I don't know what it is in english or french ) on my 24V, that passed the CT OK
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: jeanfrance on February 14, 2008, 15:05:46 PM
Thanks Marty, i will try.
BTW : Do they have remarked, whet you passed the CT, that it wasn't the...same engine ?
How do you deal with the "service des mines"
In France, changing the engine and put a bigger one is not easy with them.
Title: madmadscorpioman
Post by: Marty on February 14, 2008, 15:52:24 PM
I took out a Ford 2.9 V6 and replaced it with a Ford 2.9 V6 (but with 24 valves  ) still the same engine CC and same number of cylinders

The people who did the CT just said what a nice car and engine it was

With my 16V the block is still a Sierra one (clearly marked N9C)