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    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 7th Dec 17, 12:57 PM
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    Help Please! Ebay Buyer Says Item Broke after Wearing
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    • 7th Dec 17, 12:57 PM
    Help Please! Ebay Buyer Says Item Broke after Wearing 7th Dec 17 at 12:57 PM
    So, never had this before and I'm needing some advice on how to proceed.

    I sold a brand new pair or wellies, still with the tags on last week. I was given a 5 star review by the buyer. Today I received a message from the buyer saying that she put them on today for the first time and the buckle strap has snapped on them. I have also been asked if a knew about this??

    I have not seen any photos of the damage and the wellies were brand new with no issues when I sent them. Not to sure what to say back to the buyer. Help!
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 7th Dec 17, 1:05 PM
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    If the item broken on first use then it will qualify for eBay's money back guarantee.

    Has the buyer opened a case?

    I would ask for a photo of the damage - is it likely to have rendered the boot useless or could the boot be repaired?
    • Dox
    • By Dox 7th Dec 17, 3:22 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:22 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:22 PM
    I'd go back to the buyer and say you are sorry she has cause for complaint and that as the boots were brand new went sent, you could not have known the buckle strap would break and you would appreciate a photo of the damaged boot. Ask her what she would like you to do - that puts the ball in her court to either say she'll settle for a partial refund if the boots are still usable (many wellie straps are ornamental rather than functional, whatever the manufactures may claim) or indicate she wants to return them (in which case ask her to open a case).
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