03-29-2011 10:31 PM
This is why I stopped purchasing things on ebay.
It seems to me (based on his first response to your initial question) that he *did* know that there was possibly something wrong with the phone. His response has undertones of guilt based on how defensive he is being. Also, the fact that he had a whole scenario for you to unload it yourself sounds like that's exactly what he did.
As far as leaving negative feedback, the last time I had an issue with an item that I bought on ebay - it took an exceptionally long time to ship and the seller wasn't very communicative - I left negative feedback saying basically that. You know, because when I buy something from a total stranger, I'd appreciate them contacting me to let me know when it was going to ship and respond to my questions. After I left the negative feedback, he reciprocated with negative feedback for me. The reason? "difficult customer"
That's when I boycotted ebay. Sorry for the tangent and your possible issues with your device. Perhaps you could take it to your local mobile phone reseller and at least let them take a look at it.
03-29-2011 10:46 PM
Actually, I got an idea from having a repair guy look at it. I may get a replacement screen that comes with the tool. I have a feeling that could solve the problem.