About 6 months ago I bought an item from a seller. Within 24 hours, they marked it as shipped and then provide the tracking number on ebay. Oddly, 2 days later, I get a call from a person with a very foreign accent in a loud call center. He says that my package was lost in transit and they are overnighting a new replacement unit, free of charge to me.
So, that whole deal seemed weird, but it didn't impact me, so I didn't think much of it. I did keep tracking that 'original' tracking number they gave me and it showed as eventually arriving in some other town.
The weird part comes now. 2 days ago, I ordered the exact same item from the same seller. They posted a USPS tracking number almost immediately and still today, it shows that it isn't even in transit yet.
NOW, I just got a phone call from another heavily accented person, who is clearly in a call center. What do you know, he has the exact same story as last time. Apparently, my package was lost in transit and they are sending me a new one, overnight, free of charge.
I just cannot help but think that there is some scam going on here, whether they are buying insurance from ebay, usps, ups or something and filing a fake claim or something. I just hate scams! The item arrived last time and was just as described. I am sure I'll get the item this time too, but this fake story about losing the item in the mail is just weird and CLEARLY a lie.