On January 13, 2008 (my birthday, coincidentally) I won Lionel Item #120207172338 (Model #6-19558 6556 MKT Stock Car, New Celebration Series) at 11:53:43 PST on eBay from addicted2hobbies. I immediately sent a check written on the Federal Credit Union I belong to ($41.45).
I have since obtained a copy of the canceled check from my bank. Obviously, Susan and Eric Hudson cashed the check. The date of cancellation is 2/14/08 by Bank of America and my bank retired the payment on the 19th. I NEVER RECEIVED THE ITEM. I complained to them, of course.
At first I was told by latent e-Mail they were out of town through the 18th of the month of February. Somehow they managed to cash the check a few days BEFORE they returned. But, that's not my primary point. For a fact, I noted that the Hudson's re-listed the item on eBay and, I assume, SOLD IT A SECOND TIME. I sent several e-Mails and received one that said, and I quote: "Don't worry no matter what the outcome if the mistake is ours then you will get either the car you purchased or a full refund whichever you choose."They never followed through on this guarantee and I never heard from them again although I sent quite a few e-Mails to them regarding the fact they had blatantly stolen money from me! THE HUDSONS ARE THIEVES. I happened to notice other ripoff reports on the internet concerning them so I decided to file this report. I want the world to know who these people really are: dishones, disingenuous, rip-offs.
I complained to eBay but, their system of ripoff resolution was so convoluted and confusing that I, the consumer, was left "holding the bag", so to speak.
I might add that I am a professional, self-empoyed structural and architectural designer and I do not take things like this lightly. These people are a BLIGHT! I'd like all of you honest consumers to know that!!!! If you deal with these jokers there is a high statistical chance they will burn you.