Yeah I think he just doesn't know anything about the figures; doesn't come off as overly intelligent, anyway.
So I called eBay about this, and basically they told me they can see I'm not at fault so they'll wipe the case from my account record. I asked what would happen with the seller, and they mentioned that the negative feedback I left would be wiped when the case is closed so basically, nothing. I asked if there was any way they could get the feedback to stick as a warning to other buyers since this guy obviously doesn't know what he's doing, and their reply was that I could pay for the invoice if I wanted the feedback to remain because their system only allows feedback with payment (which I know isn't the case as I've left feedback for canceled purchases before)
Am I the only one who sees this as a pretty damn big loophole that allows sellers to back out of a sale if they don't get the price they want? Just send a huge overcharge on the invoice, don't reply to any messages, and file a non-paying bidder dispute case. No visible repercussions and you get to try again for more cash.
I find this troubling indeed, but also the seller might be more intelligent than you initially thought using such sneaky tactics. Is the seller doing this intentionally or not? I think he knows what he's doing, and odds are this new account is not even his first one, probably one of many. He isn't just going to happen to have a carded BB item and be a noob about how to sell it. He discovered this loophole long ago I bet and using it to get what he thinks it worth one way or another by exploiting this apparent new feedback rule.
EDIT- I forgot to ask, did the seller get a strike against his account, if so, than this tactic is limiting since he can only do it a couple of times before his account is permanently suspended. Might explain why this seller is using a new account.
Edited by FANtomCore, 11 April 2014 - 04:47 PM.