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Recently I won an Ebay auction for a "mint" set of OEM tail lights for $11. My tail lights aren't broken or scratched but have leaked for years and have a layer of dirt behind the red outer lense I can't get out. I won the tail lights from a seller in Canada. He charged $25 for shipping with no options. I got them in the mail today. They were "wrapped" in a single piece of butcher's paper, duct taped together, that's it. As you can imagine I recieved mostly pieces. Amazingly the passenger side light is usable but the others are now garbage. I'm realistic, it was only $11, and I know the shipping cost him $19. So what should I ask for - all my money back, part or what?

BTW I'm going to do an experiment with the busted up driver's side light. Rumor has it if you heat them in the oven you can take the lenses out without breaking them. If it works I'll just clean out my originals........
 

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Stickershop, the weird thing is that the guy has impeccable feedback (100+ positives, 0 negative mostly as a buyer). I agree that any sane person would realize you can't just wrap a single piece of paper around fragile plastic and have it make it safely across not one but two countries. I offered him $20 additional dollars if they made here safe. All he emailed back was "Keep your money" so I think he knew there wasn't a chance in Hell. It's only $36 but it's $36 dollars for one usable light when 3 were promised....
 

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Stickershop, I think you just explained why he hasn't left me positive feedback yet. I paid through Paypal instantly, replied quickly to his email and he didn't leave me feedback. I did everything perfect on my end. Good sellers usually leave positive feedback as soon as they ship the item and don't wait to see what you leave them. So this guy is going to leave me negative feedback if I leave him some. Makes sense, now i have to decide if $36 is worth ruining my perfect feedback rating.

Toxiclows, here's the "Before" - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... AMEWN%3AIT.
I'll try to get some "After" pictures on my website. This sucks.....
 

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Yeah, I think I'm going to let it go. I emailed him a couple of times. He finally got back to me and said "Damaged, what do you mean damaged?" So today I'm going send him some pictures of the pieces but I don't expect anything really. If he gives money back I'll leave positive feedback but if he doesn't I won't leave any feedback at all.

I have the driver's side that's still usable (not the passenger side like i said originally). It's got a scuff mark I should be able to buff it out (I hope) but other than that it's good. Right after I got the broken lights a passenger side light showed up on Ebay with "Buy It Now" for $20 so I bought it (I'm a glutton for punishment).....
 
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