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Kosher or scam? Amazon refund.


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I bought a new lawnmower in the amazon prime sale yesterday.  70 quid below what I could get it for elsewhere.  It was delivered this afternoon.  Then, just now i have received the following email...

We’re writing about your Amazon.co.uk order which includes the Flymo EasiStore 340R Li Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower - 40 V Battery (20 V x 2 Including Charger), 34 cm Cutting Width, 35 Litre Grass Box, Close Edge Cutting, Rear Roller, Space Saving Storage Features, purchased during Prime Day. 

We wanted to let you know that we've further reduced the price since you placed your order. We will therefore refund £36.5 from your order, within the next 7 working days. 

 

Seems legitimate but strange and unique  

 

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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

I bought a new lawnmower in the amazon prime sale yesterday.  70 quid below what I could get it for elsewhere.  It was delivered this afternoon.  Then, just now i have received the following email...

We’re writing about your Amazon.co.uk order which includes the Flymo EasiStore 340R Li Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower - 40 V Battery (20 V x 2 Including Charger), 34 cm Cutting Width, 35 Litre Grass Box, Close Edge Cutting, Rear Roller, Space Saving Storage Features, purchased during Prime Day. 

We wanted to let you know that we've further reduced the price since you placed your order. We will therefore refund £36.5 from your order, within the next 7 working days. 

 

Seems legitimate but strange and unique  

 

Seems like overkill to me.

Mrs Flight manages her bikini line with a razor, but each to their own.

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7 minutes ago, One percent said:

I bought a new lawnmower in the amazon prime sale yesterday.  70 quid below what I could get it for elsewhere.  It was delivered this afternoon.  Then, just now i have received the following email...

Seems an extravagant purchase from someone who was crying poverty very recently...

 

XYY

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1 hour ago, One percent said:

I bought a new lawnmower in the amazon prime sale yesterday.  70 quid below what I could get it for elsewhere.  It was delivered this afternoon.  Then, just now i have received the following email...

We’re writing about your Amazon.co.uk order which includes the Flymo EasiStore 340R Li Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower - 40 V Battery (20 V x 2 Including Charger), 34 cm Cutting Width, 35 Litre Grass Box, Close Edge Cutting, Rear Roller, Space Saving Storage Features, purchased during Prime Day. 

We wanted to let you know that we've further reduced the price since you placed your order. We will therefore refund £36.5 from your order, within the next 7 working days. 

 

Seems legitimate but strange and unique  

 

Oh no, they have sent you the one with the intermittent fault that everybody else keeps returning. Will the extra discount finally tempt someone to keep it?

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Just now, TheBlueCat said:

It’s legitimate. You likely ordered slightly after the price was reduced but got charged the old price due to some cached values. Last thing Amazon wants to be accused of is overcharging people.

Ta. According to the Amazon website, it’s less than a pound cheaper than what I payed.
 

not going to look a gift horse though. :) 

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Just been sent two emails via paypal for an order.

One. Stopped using paypal ages ago when they got all political.

Just in case checked e bay I hadnt ordered anything on this date. Everything before and after has arrived. Ordered nothing before this for months.

 

Scam? They want me to contact? The paypal link was useless.

Heres the email.

Hi ..my name..

Regarding the transaction below:

Seller's name: Elliot Mark

Seller's email address: jamesknock113@gmail.com



Transaction ID: 3MK62618XV6707749

Transaction date: Sep 30, 2020 16:45:12 PDT

Transaction amount: $49.99 USD



The seller has provided the following updated shipment tracking information for your review:

Shipping company: Other

Shipment tracking number: RF031641857LK



The seller has provided the following order status information for your review:

Order status: Shipped



The seller is providing this feature through the PayPal website as a means for communicating this information to you. Please note that the shipment tracking information and order status displayed above are exactly as the seller entered them.

If you have any questions about this transaction, please contact the seller directly to amicably resolve any outstanding issues you might have.


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On 14/10/2020 at 21:47, TheBlueCat said:

It’s legitimate. You likely ordered slightly after the price was reduced but got charged the old price due to some cached values. Last thing Amazon wants to be accused of is overcharging people.

Cache still a thing. Remember having to clear that out in my youth.

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Re. the lawnmower, it's nothing to do with cached values etc, just pretty standard practice for Amazon. They've just made the calculation that it's better (for them) to refund people the difference in price between what they paid and the price reduced to, rather than have people use the returns system (and buy new again at the lower price) process the return and then have to sell it again as open box (for a lower price anyway)

 

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9 minutes ago, The Grey Man said:

Just been sent two emails via paypal for an order.

One. Stopped using paypal ages ago when they got all political.

Just in case checked e bay I hadnt ordered anything on this date. Everything before and after has arrived. Ordered nothing before this for months.

 

Scam? They want me to contact? The paypal link was useless.

Heres the email.

Hi ..my name..

Regarding the transaction below:

Seller's name: Elliot Mark

Seller's email address: jamesknock113@gmail.com



Transaction ID: 3MK62618XV6707749

Transaction date: Sep 30, 2020 16:45:12 PDT

Transaction amount: $49.99 USD



The seller has provided the following updated shipment tracking information for your review:

Shipping company: Other

Shipment tracking number: RF031641857LK



The seller has provided the following order status information for your review:

Order status: Shipped



The seller is providing this feature through the PayPal website as a means for communicating this information to you. Please note that the shipment tracking information and order status displayed above are exactly as the seller entered them.

If you have any questions about this transaction, please contact the seller directly to amicably resolve any outstanding issues you might have.


PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD


NEVER give your password to anyone, including PayPal employees. Protect yourself against fraudulent websites by opening a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox) and typing in the PayPal URL every time you log in to your account.


Not sure why you received this email? Find out more [https://www.paypal.com/gb/smarthelp/article/why-am-i-receiving-emails-from-paypal-when-i-dont-have-an-account-faq4172?v=1&utm_source=unp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RT000094&utm_unptid=c9013d73-13c6-11eb-978e-b875c088313f&ppid=RT000094&cnac=GB&rsta=en_GB(en-GB)&cust=TNMMYVMACNKAL&unptid=c9013d73-13c6-11eb-978e-b875c088313f&calc=96f78ec06c264&unp_tpcid=email-shipment-tracking-info-updated&page=main%3Aemail%3ART000094&pgrp=main%3Aemail&e=cl&mchn=em&s=ci&mail=sys&appVersion=1.22.0]


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It will be a fake. Just log in to your PayPal from your browser. I get emails like this quite often. They want you to click on it and enter your details. Don’t ever click links from eBay or PayPal emails. 

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I'm currently receiving umpteen emails from Amazon which are informing me that I'm being refunded for an item in my Morrisons order that was not delivered. It seems to be working it's way through my entire last week's shop. Virtually all the items were actually received just fine but the Romanian? Delivery driver didn't have a clue what he was doing, clearly didn't speak much English and has probably marked the entire delivery as not delivered. He also left the two cold bags each with half a dozen freeze packs in them despite my wife telling him that he should take them back. 

Free food and a couple of nice picnic cool bags. Result! 

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14 minutes ago, Battenberg said:

It will be a fake. Just log in to your PayPal from your browser. I get emails like this quite often. They want you to click on it and enter your details. Don’t ever click links from eBay or PayPal emails. 

Just in case dementia set in I checked my ancient paypal account.

Couldnt resist so sent some vernacular back. Gives me an idea of where from.

Can be spammed on reply.

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On 14/10/2020 at 20:35, One percent said:

I bought a new lawnmower in the amazon prime sale yesterday.  70 quid below what I could get it for elsewhere.  It was delivered this afternoon.  Then, just now i have received the following email...

We’re writing about your Amazon.co.uk order which includes the Flymo EasiStore 340R Li Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower - 40 V Battery (20 V x 2 Including Charger), 34 cm Cutting Width, 35 Litre Grass Box, Close Edge Cutting, Rear Roller, Space Saving Storage Features, purchased during Prime Day. 

We wanted to let you know that we've further reduced the price since you placed your order. We will therefore refund £36.5 from your order, within the next 7 working days. 

 

Seems legitimate but strange and unique  

 

 

 

Was it legit?

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2 hours ago, Battenberg said:

It will be a fake. Just log in to your PayPal from your browser. I get emails like this quite often. They want you to click on it and enter your details. Don’t ever click links from eBay or PayPal emails. 

Scammers will use your email address but the message will not be in your name. From PayPal it will. 

 

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3 hours ago, Ash4781b said:

Cache still a thing. Remember having to clear that out in my youth.

When you have a gazillion products being simultaneously browsed by a gazillion customers caches are absolutely still a thing. You’re probably thinking of your browser cache though in this instance, which is somewhat different from what I’m referring to. 

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