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Sells broken items, says they're tested and works in one area of the auction then below that says she "doesn't test for ....functionality"

Sends known broken items, then forces you to pay good money after bad to return ship.Offers a token $4 dollars to make you go away, but then also states she doesn't do partial refunds.

Blocks you from future auctions if you give a negative or neutral feedback, that's feedback extortion that falsely inflates her feedback percentage.

Won't photograph what's in an open box, just the box itself, then makes UPS damage claim on an item that was broken before it shipped.Attached picture is one example of many.

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Davison, Michigan, United States #1301528
her response is always i'm so sorry. i'm the sorry one. she is a liar and fails to make it right. I tried very hard to work with her response was always a lie. do not buy. once you leave negative feed back she bans you from her site.
Morgan Hill, California, United States #1281358
Just got ripped off too. I thought the email and product decription looked a little odd (reminds me of Nigerian scammers) so i did a search and found this site. At least now I know what i'm up against.
Repeat Customer
Thanks for this site.
I thoroughly agree with the other comments on this site. I've dealt with KarensBarn repeatedly and I've received 50% junk.
First things first... this isn't some innocent, old, farm wife with a barn. Even though they sign their return messages as "Karen" this is a corporation that you're dealing with and they have a warehouse with many employees, forklifts, docks and bar code scanners, so don't feel pity for dear, old granny. How could a single person manage to buy, photograph, test, sell, wrap and ship several hundred items per day?
In fact, here are some photos of their warehouse...
There might be some good pieces at KarensBarn, but when they write "Tested/Works" and then later admit that testing was simply "powering them on" those are entirely different things. So, don't trust that "tested/works" in their ad is a guarantee. There are none. The downside for you? You're going to pay for the original postage to have junk delivered to you and then pay return postage to ship that junk back to them. What do they lose for deceiving someone? Nothing. ... and if you protest with negative or even neutral feedback for having been hoodwinked out of $20 in postage... can you imagine they won't ban you from bidding there again? KarensBarn does have a purpose. If you're aware that an item doesn't work then you might be happy receiving a broken unit for spare parts, but don't depend on
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States #1265241
Yes, I got caught up in this scam from Karensbarn. Purchased a 6 piece lot of Kwikset locks. Of the 6 lock sets only 50% worked correctly. Refused to give me a full refund ith return shipping on her. Beware, this seller is scamming people!
to Anonymous Houston, Texas, United States #1266002
I have been buying from her site for over a year. Only twice have there been issues. 1 was missing parts & she did total refund because it was listed wrong. Did not have to return item. Another Lot had one broken when it arrived. She filed the claim with shipper, refunded purchase price that day along with 4.00 on shipping. Did not have to return balance of items in lot.
She will not do partial refund on lot items & clearly states that on her site. You have to return entire lot, just like her site says. Her site clearly states RETURNS SHIPPING IS PAID BY BUYER!
to Anonymous #1312769
They state those rules but rip you off in what they sell and how broken it is, then the return shipping is too expensive to effectively return the junk to Karens.
IMO, not an ethical business. I would stay clear of them.
New York, New York, United States #1219572
Well i am in the same postion these people are scamartist,conartist,you name it they are
New York, New York, United States #1219571
Well i updated ups on sept 28 about them its not right
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States #1198207
She just sold me an item that arrived with critical parts missing though the ad said they came with. Offered a measly refund. I offered to split the cost of the missing parts and she lowballed that offer too.
I am convinced she copies and pastes apology text! Such a scam artist. Now for keywords: Karensbarn scam, Karensbarn rip off, karen toole rip off, karen toole scam, do not shop karensbarn on ebay.

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