Heavy metal band claims German Ebay ripoff

Heavy metal band claims German Ebay ripoff
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A member of the well-known American heavy metal band Mastodon has claimed that a German boy ripped him off in an eBay internet scam.

Guitarist Bill Kelliher took to the band’s Facebook page earlier this week to explain that he had sold a guitar for $1,275 (€975) to a boy in Germany, who subsequently said he didn’t like the guitar and wanted a refund.

But when Kelliher asked him to send the guitar back to him, the buyer refused and somehow got Ebay to rule in his favour and order the money refunded anyway.

Kelliher posted again Tuesday evening to complain the scammer was trying to re-sell the guitar on the German version of Ebay for €1799.

“I’m not interested in hearing any … talk about Ebay or Germans. It’s really just the principle I’m fighting for,” Kelliher wrote on Facebook. “To not let these things just go.”

The postings got nearly 2,000 comments from outraged fans in response, some threatening the buyer with death.

By Wednesday the listing for the guitar had been taken off Ebay but it was unclear if the company had reversed its decision in Kelliher’s favour.

The Local/mdm

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