Back in September 2009, I asked here for help to locate a used Epson 7600 mainboard. Somebody kindly pointed me to an auction on eBay. Since I never bidded on eBay, I was nervous to do it. I won the bid and paid for the item via paypal. The mainboard arrived but it was the wrong kind. I got in touch with the seller and at the same time I filed a complaint with paypal on not receiving the right item. The seller got mad at me for doing it and for not getting in touch at first hand. I told him I thought it was standard procedure and that I didn't mean any harm. I offered him to retrieve my complaint. I realized that if I did this, I were not able to set a complaint or dispute anymore for that purchase. I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and I retrieved my complaint.
On October 26th, I internationally shipped back the "wrong" item to the seller at my own expense to be exchange for the right item. After too many weeks and many emails I didn't get any signs from the seller. About a month ago, I threated him to expose him. Suddenly I got a response telling me that the right item was already shipped. This time under suspicion, I asked him for a tracking number or shipping receipt. He never provided any. 2 weeks ago, I sent him a final email informing that I was going to expose him. Never got a response. So, since he doesn't care for his name and company to be exposed as being a fraud and for a warning service to all you fellow members of this great place, I give you his "profille"
Name: Ernie Radicchi / Ernest Radicchi
Co. name: Atlantic Computer Dispatch
Vendor ID: er1224
Location: Largo, Florida.
I realized this seller has a good reputation as a seller. This whole issue tells me that some people with a lot of experience as ebay vendors know who and how to screw some people, especially maybe those bidding internationally.
Take much care when purchasing on eBay. Hope this helps some honest people.