Quoted from Dooskie:
As Judge Judy would say, you have to have clean hands. When you cheat the system using PayPal's Family & Friends, as previously mentioned, you don't get the protection benefits that they offer. How do you think they make their money anyway? If they don't make money, they can't provide a service. You don't work for free. Why should they? The guy has responded. He's offered to refund your money. Time to change the title of this thread.
I find his response is just a deflection. He is making excuses for his actions, without taking full responsibility by offering a genuine refund. Instead he has asked that those he has deceived to go to a third party payment portal to claim money back. If he truely wants to make amends, he will get the details of everyone that has been stiffed and offer to refund their money directly. I truely hope that happens. But until his customers are made whole, his response is merely a deflection of blame.
Life problems, drug addiction, depression, bad hair day, whatever. That is no excuse for someone to advertise an item, accept money for said item and then not delivering. Then to come on here and deflect the issue by telling people to make a Paypal chargeback. Seriously.