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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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States #1336439

You don't have to pay return shipping for an item that does not match description in the listing.According to eBay, if it is listed as "used" it should be in normal working condition unless otherwise stated.

If not, it should be listed as For Parts or Not Working. This seller will want you to pay return shipping, but you do not have to according to eBay's buyer guarantee. All you have to do is open a case that the item is not as described and this seller will probably still respond that you can ship the item back, but you still do not have to pay for shipping yourself. The case remain open for a few days so that you can work things out with the seller.

If the seller still does not agree to accept the return and pay for a shipping label, you can ask eBay to step in and this will count against the seller. If the seller has enough of these cases where eBay has to step in without a resolution, their account will be suspended.

Please take advantage of your eBay buyer guarantee!Yes, it takes a few days, but this is the process.


Not only crooked but semi-illiterate."Functionality" is a made-up word.

"Function" is sufficient.Poor modern slang like "go missing" (which this crooked seller should do)

Manhattan, New York, United States #1326551

Garbage selling garbage.

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...

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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.

to Anonymous Salisbury, North Carolina, United States #1339501

The sellers list an item as used which is a functional store return only to ship items that aren't in the condition that you bought.Currently going thru a return of such items.

I would offer this to the seller.

Open and inspect each product or revise your listing so that they are truly descriptive of what you're selling.If not then you're ripping people off and committing fraud.

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