I'll never understand why people are afraid to post their auctions that've gone bad.. It's not like you're exposing a state secret or anything.
I just don't think what I got matches up with what's advertised in that listing. They didn't send the box of software either.
I'm not really sure what to do now. I filed the claim with eBay and they sent me a return label and told me to ship it back to get a refund, but the buyer said no.
Have plenty of pictures. Make some like they made in the auction. Have some of the inside. Videos are even better. Ebay looks at that stuff. They did mine when I filed a case about a year ago (poor packaging damage).
Take some of the screws just in case the buyer counters with "He swapped the board!". I heard of that happening once, but again it could be exaggeration..
Do exactly what ebay says, if they say return, then return.
It may take some time. I've only had to execute 3 "forced" returns in 18 years of ebay'ing. 2 of them dragged out because we had to wait a preset time to give the sellers time to respond. Another was quick and no contest.
It also helps to buy from other hobbyists and enthusiasts. All too many times you have some fat bitch cruising the garage sales in her land yacht. They see Apple, they see $$$ on ebay.
More often than not, "we" indicates an operation that does that and similar. "I" is a little more reassuring. It's more a one-on-one deal, with you, and with the buyer and the item.
And if the wording of the auction doesn't hint at the type of seller they are, then ask some basic tech questions. History of the unit. Why is it being sold, what was the main usage of it? What kinds of cards are inside?
Not like what does 3D0G do or do both peeking and poking click the speaker? And does it do with with the power off. It does indeed click if you poke it with a pin! Peeking does too, but you need power for that! No matter how hard you peek and look, if the power's off it remains silent. Woot!