Yardsellr Informative - Yardsellr...Buyer Beware!!!
Several weeks ago I ordered a Star Wars Blockade Runner from the web-site Yardsellr.com. First of all, I had to contact the seller a week after I placed the order to remind him to ship it. He claimed the site is not set up as it should be and that's the reason he didn't "even know it had been sold". Second of all, the item I received was not what I was looking for. I wanted a plastic model kit (one that must be assembled), not a pre-assembled toy. I have contacted the seller and Yardsellr to say that although I did not feel the site or the seller was being dishonest, that the ad was sufficiently vague as to cause me to make a costly error in ordering the item. Although Yardsellr agreed that the ad was vague, the response was not satisfactory. Yardsellr basically said (twice), the misunderstanding was my fault as the seller, at the end of his ad stated that if I had any questions, please feel free to ask. The ad, as he placed it, is as follows "This sale is for a Star Wars Blockade Runner, my favorite of all the ships in the Star Wars Universe. Really hate selling this one. It is unopened and a great piece for anyone. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask". From the ad and the postage size picture of the item I was certain that the item was a plastic model kit and therefore did not ask the seller other questions as Yardsellr is stating I should have. Basically I am not doing this to be difficult or to receive some kind of refund. I am doing this to get some kind of statement from Yardsellr that in the future, sellers are required to be more clear of what they are selling, specifically if an item is a "collectable" and therefore not to be considered as anything else. I do not feel that just stating in the ad that if you have any questions, please ask, is some kind of “legal band-aid” that should absolve the seller or company of any wrongdoing. Everyone who saw the ad told me that they could assume that the ad was for a model kit, not some toy or "collectable" as they call it. I think the site assumes that potential buyers "know" that they are selling "collectables" and not anything else. I believe they should make their ads more clear as to what exactly they are selling. “Caveat Emptor”… Buyer beware at Yardsellr!!!