i didnt write down the god dam serial number im screwed this is total bs and unfair
also his feedback is good no negative what so ever....
when doing a system restore does it remove the software to play games etc as i tested it and seemed fine but dont see what else could have gone wrong here
The system restore utility doesn't remove the ability to play media - quite simply, it just restores the system to it's original state by wiping all of the content from the PS3, so that it's in the state it was when you first used it.
Also, when returning items on eBay, it's the buyers responsibility to cover the cost of returning the PS3 back to you, not yours (op).
By doing so, he'll incur a cost of around £10-15.
Don't offer to pay this as the shipping costs are his responsibility.
Furthermore, remember that he doesn't know that you don't have the serial number, so in your resolution centre message, tell him that you have the serial number of the PS3 recorded and if the serial number on the PS3 he returns to you doesn't match it, then you'll keep both the money and the PS3. That'll probably scare him off if he's trying to pull a fast one.
Sellers don't get much protection on ebay, you can get scammed so easily, eg my mate who sold an iphone and the buyer said he didn't receive it
It's a common scam.
People get you to send ps3's and they will send you a faulty one back or take parts out of it and send you it back with the hairdryer seal removal it's pretty hard to detect.
What you need to do is say that send it you back and say you have the serial number and everything and if all is correct you'll give him a refund.
The thing is.. even if he makes a claim on paypal, your argument could be that it worked fine when sent, paypal might and probably will believe you.
If you registered your ps3 on the offical sony website if you input your serial it will still be there.
That being if you haven't removed it.