Oh man, you all need to read this one! This is our conversation through the eBay return process. After this last response from the seller, I closed the eBay return and opened a claim through PayPal. I do NOT trust this guy to get my refund without a PayPal claim.
BTW jace537 of eBay is Gerard Fischette of Webster N.Y. - I warn anyone about this guy's auctions.
Aug 01 The seller sent you a message
Looking at your pictures, I still maintain that your description of the board as useless is ridiculous. As for insulting, anyone who has the information, pictures, disclaimer, clearly stated no returns policy and then orders a used part thinking that if he/she does not like what he/she gets is being dishonest and completely off base. If you had any questions, you should have emailed me before bidding. Obviously you have no regard for the proper way to determine what and what not to bid on when using EBay. The corrosion shown in your pictures is most likely surface corrosion which is present on ninety percent of all boards of this vintage. Not only is the board repairable, but it is in better than average condition. If anyone is being insulting, it is you. I will accept a return and refund your money, in full, only upon receipt of the board in the exact same condition in which it was sent. Never bid on any of my auctions again, you will be bared from being able to do so. I suggest that you do not commit to any purchases in the future which require any electronic board experience on your part or which in any way warrant that you may not be getting a pristine item valued four times what you are paying. Good luck with the next seller you decide to screw.
Aug 01 You sent a message
I have enclosed 6 pictures to very accurately demonstrate that your description of "overall good condition" was a total misrepresentation. I bought a board that I fully expected that I would have to repair. Upon opening the package and to find corrosion in several different locations on this board makes it's about worthless and cost prohibitive to repair. Your assumptions as to my intentions are incorrect and quite insulting. If this damage had been disclosed, I would have NEVER purchased or made an offer on this board. Please make good on this.
Jul 31 The seller sent you a message
The board was clearly shown, both sides, with clear pictures and an over all accurate description of the board, that it should be assumed that it would need to be repaired and that there were NO RETURNS. The sale price was a little more than twenty five percent of what a new MPU would cost and terms were explicit, clear and there was no room for misinterpretation. Obviously the buyer was hoping for an out of the box working MPU and ignored both the pictures and the description. I will not offer a refund, credit or any other return credit. The buyer either found a better board, or had buyer's remorse. The statement that there is massive amounts of corrosion is total BS, This board even had a remote battery pack so the massive corrosion claim is either exaggerated or or invented. If a buyer does not clearly examine the pictures posted or study the item being bid on it is not the seller's responsibility to compensate for the buyer's lack of due diligence. The disclaimer on the board's condition was explicit and the lack of any warranty was spelled out as well as the fact that there are no returns accepted.
Jul 31 You created a return
Reason for return: Doesn't match description or photos
The seller described the board as overall good shape, but did not disclose the massive amount of corrosion all over the board that could not be seen in the pictures. Not as described.