Ask Dave Taylor: Tech and Business


Won auction on eBay, paid, but never received the goods?

I sent a money order for payment to a seller on Ebay, I STILL have not received the DVD/VCR player that I paid for. What can I do? I sent the payment on or about May 31st.

Oh, there's little in the world of auctions more frustrating and upsetting than the sinking feeling that you might have been ripped off by an auction that you won.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do at this point to try and salvage the situation, but first, let me say that I do not encourage people to pay their auctions via money order. Why? Because there's no paper trail, no proof that the money order was ever received or cashed.

That's where...