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texasradio

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Those of you familiar with ebay may understand this sitution more easily.
I recently purchased an item on ebay and the seller notified me that he had relisted the item after he received my payment. He said that I had never responded to him and he rightfully relisted the item. I told him that I wanted to work with him and that I was sorry my payment was 9 days late. Incedentally, he did receive replys from and is not acknowledging them. Ebay provides a forum for buyers and sellers to report on their experience with one another. The seller reported negative feedback on me, saying that I never responeded to him or paid for item. In turn I reported negative feedback on him, stating that the seller did receive the money and that he was pushy and impatient. The seller sent the case to a thie party mediator, threatening to sue me for defamation if I did not remove the negative feedback. I told the seller that I would remove it only if he would do the same. He is now saying that he has a case for defamation. Is there any thing to this ? I simply reported my opinion of the transaction in the provided forum. Am I on solid ground here ? I have felt from the begining that this guy was trying to bully me.
 


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Xjudge

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Your first amendment rights allow you to post negative feedbacks without fear of reprisal. You can report the person to the folks at Ebay, you cannot be threatened because of a negative feedback. When someone chooses to sell on Ebay, they become a retailer and are subject to all the benifits and pitfalls that any retailer must endour. You made a valid offer to remove your posting but he will not agree. Leave your posting, it would cost him a lot more to seek legal remedy than to jointly remove the negative feedbacks.
 
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texasradio

Guest
thank you very much, even as a barracks room lawyer I figured the guy didn't have a pot to pee in or a leg to stand on, but it's always nice to hear it from a pro.
 

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