Sometimes I shop for my gemstone needs via Ebay. No, this is not Ebay
endorsement and not even recommendation. You must know what you
doing, or you will be screwed up beyond your wildest imagination.
Anyway, I located 2 tourmalines for a client, one is 22.9 ct.
rubellite and another 50.2 ct. orange-brown dravite. The name of the
seller is chanthaboomgem. I took part in the auction and was
victorious in both cases. Auctions were a day apart. After I won
rubellite, next day I received a notice that seller canceling the
transaction for the reason that he run out of stock. I suspect that
the real reason was that he did not get price that he wanted, but I
The second stone was also from him and surprise surprise, after I
won the auction, he cancelled transaction again, for the same idiotic
reason. I contacted ebay customer support, but they simply did not
care. According to them, the only recourse is submit negative
feedback about seller.
I am still evaluating my options because technically speaking an
implicit contract arose between me, seller, and ebay. Meanwhile
everybody should take notice that ebay modus operandi is to help
seller to screw you any way they can. But if once in a while the
tables are reversed, they simply tell you to go away.