Regarding an eBay purchase paid for on June 16, 2008.
EBAY Item #290237568913 Advertised as 1998 King of the Road Crown Marquis C35CK 5th Wheel RV Trailer.
Initial amount involved USD $13,200.00
Those involved: eBay Customer Service - eBay Trust & Safety - EBay Vehicle Buyer Protection - The Selling Team: SALVAGE TRAILER, Doing Business As Fun Finder Sales LLC - John Pierce Oshaugnhessy. Valerie J. McDowell. Kimberly L. Hoke (employee acting as Notary Public).
eBay Customer Service Phone Number1-888-445-4992
Address where the Selling Team operates: 2990 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
Fun Finder Sales Phone Numbers:
Office 864-804-6345- Parts 864-590-5696
Pierce Oshaunghessy ((((Redacted)))
Valerie J. McDowell (cell) (((Redacted)))
Valerie J. McDowell (home) (((Redacted)))
Beneficiary of my Bank To Bank Wire Money Transfer of USD $12,700.00:
Valerie J. McDowell
Bank account money transferred to:
Bank of America Spartanburg Main, South Carolina
Beneficiary account: **********
295 East Main Street
Agreement was made with the Seller through the eBay Message System to pay USD $13,200.00 for this trailer. This would include delivery of the trailer to Portal, North Dakota. Breakdown of cost was USD $12,500.00 for trailer and USD $700.00 for delivery of the trailer to Portal, ND.
John Pierce Oshaugnhessy received the Down Payment of USD $500.00 on June 16, 2008 via PayPal.
This trailer was advertised: "As Is - Where Is" - Insurance Auction
* "This ones ready for full time park living or travelling in style".
UNTRUE - Once I got this trailer to my home and extended the Slide Outs and realized the floor and walls in the Living Room and Bedroom were severely rotten and I could not even retract the Living Room Slide Out due to this.
* This trailer had interior smoke damage from a refrigerator fire, wiring and cabinet have repaired/replaced. It has been tested and all systems are operating properly".
UNTRUE - The electrical wiring was a mess in a camouflaged severely burnt and charred area behind the fridge. This was no longer a cabinet, it was a boxed in and burnt, camouflaged mess of electrical wires. This was not disclosed with all their pictures that do not give a true picture anyway. Thirty foot pictures can look good.
* "These units are perfect for the average handyman that can repair the minor damage and save themselves $$$$".
UNTRUE - This trailer has major structural damage on the three slide outs. They do not slose up or seal properly. The Bedroom Slide Out leaked water profusely during a rain storm and as well as complex electrical systems malfunctioning. These major problems require a specialized repair shop.
"Overall Condition of this trailer - GOOD".
* "14' Living Room Slide"
UNTRUE - 8' only
* "16' Super Slide"
UNTRUE - 14' only
* "Basement storage w/slide out trays".
UNTRUE - No slide out trays
I bought this trailer through eBay that advertises right on the front page of this trailer's presentation about USD $50,000.00 Buyer Protection. There is no easily understood thought or direction otherwise. This is supposed to give a Buyer comfort with the thought that eBay will protect.
This trailer deal was processed on June 16, 2008.
On Jul 29, 2008 the Seller delivered this trailer.
The Seller delivered this trailer and not to Portal, ND a 24 hour USA/Canada Border Crossing as agreed upon. He made me go to Kenmare, ND. 45 miles south of the USA/Canada Customs Border Crossing. A 24 hour Border Crossing and a 24 hour Fueling Station (Gastrac) and with access to the Americana Motel in Portal, ND that did have rooms available. I know, because I had phoned and confirmed this with the hotel.
July 31, 2008 I initiated the eBay Complaint - "Item Received But Significantly Not As Described". This communication with the Seller escalated into No Resolution.
August 11, 2008 eBay Trust & Safety received my complaint about this.
August 14, 2008 eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection received my Reimbursement Request. which they denied. The stated, "I must claim for this within 30 days of the sale date of June 16, 2008. This is news to me, as I said there was no indication of this right up-front. And eBay's convoluted web site is not for a novice computer person. It is plain to see that I expeditiously followed through with all complaints once I had received the trailer.
When I was denied any reasonable help, I went ahead as well as possible to fix this trailer so it could at least be moved and closed up for inclement weather. Winter here is severe. To date I have spent in excess of $8,500.00 to remedy the rotten floor and wall problem. There is still the slide out seals and complex electrical problem to be corrected that will take an amount that is unable to be estimated.
October 21, 2008 I initiated another request to eBay to Reconsider my Request For Buyer Protection. I had indicated I was seeking Fair, Upright and Honorable Justice.
October 22, 2008 I received an email from eBay Customer Support stating:
"Thank you for writing eBay in regard to the trailer you purchased that was not as described".
"Unfortunately, this purchase is not elegible for reimbursement under the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program. Also, because this listing ended more than 60 days ago, it's no longer possible to open an Item Not Received or Significantly Not As Describes dispute. (Disputes must be filed between 10 and 60 days after the listing ends.)"
"But please be assured that we take your complaint very seriously. We'll investigate this seller and take appropriate action."
***I FIND THIS UNTRUE AND UNHELPFUL***
* Free Enterprise At Work???
* No Conscience???
* No Sense of Ethics???
* No Sense of Right and Wrong???
* No Honorable Justice???
To show the mentality of the Seller who does business as Fun Finder Sales LLC. They advertise also on the web and show this unit right up front with their approach!
Can I be helped in this sad but true story?
I find no fun in any of this.
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