Seller requesting refund

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Sold a framed painting yesterday. Buyer asked if it was an original, but didn’t say they only wanted an original. I said I thought it was (because it was on canvas, but I wasn’t sure and didn’t say it was, but did use the term “oil painting” in the description). When we met, the buyer looked it over asked how old it was then paid me. Today I get a msg that they checked it out and it’s not an original and that they only wanted an original, which they didn’t say up front and I didn’t claim it was.
What should I do?
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@Penelope Let me be one of the first to welcome you to the OfferUp Community forum,

Penelope looks like the buyer was thinking it was an original. from your response saying you thought it was (because it was on canvas, after the buyer asked if it was an original). I also, normally work on no refunds after a meeting is done like aidenholley said. but it looks like it could be a misunderstanding on both sides. if this was me I would take it back if there’s no damage to the item.😎🇬🇧🔚
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I normally work on no refunds after meeting is done because the buyer can easily swap it out with something else. I would proceed with caution however. Refunding a person that you met in person is up to you.
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@Penelope Let me be one of the first to welcome you to the OfferUp Community forum,

Penelope looks like the buyer was thinking it was an original. from your response saying you thought it was (because it was on canvas, after the buyer asked if it was an original). I also, normally work on no refunds after a meeting is done like aidenholley said. but it looks like it could be a misunderstanding on both sides. if this was me I would take it back if there’s no damage to the item.😎🇬🇧🔚
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No refund. The fact that neither you nor the buyer knows art well enough to determine if an item is an original or replica is irrelevant. Buyer probably thought they were getting something for nothing and now has buyer's remorse for buying an ordinary wall hanging. It was their decision to purchase after inspecting it in person and no rational person should be expecting to buy real artwork on OfferUp. This is something you do at a museum or gallery. If it were me, they would be stuck with it.
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Being something like painting, my guess is they were hoping to score big on it being an original by buying thru an app or finding it at a yard sale or what not. It was a gamble on the buyer that didnt pay off.

Here are two issues I see.
1. Somebody only interested in originals as a hobby to collect and/or display is going to have an eye for them. Scorring them second hand may well be part of the hobby. No serious "only interested in originals" is just going to go buy them on these venues, they go to auctions, or some other form of direct purchase.

With that said...

2. Buyer took the gamble of scoring some sort of original via here or some other get rid of old junk venue, and lost. If buyer was serious, buyer would have had some sort of eye for it at time of purchase having had been able to inspect it first hand. Chances are fairly high that when the buyer got the item home or wherever, did the research, discovered the loss, then expected a refund.

No refund.
Buy a scratch off lottery ticket. Assuming you wait untill you get home to do the scratching off, you do so. At that point you get to discover if that ticket that you bought for a couple bucks and felt good about choosing (that little feeling that tells you most likley not, but this good be the big one so you bought it) was a pay off or a let down. No refunds before or after you scratched off the film. You looked at it, felt good about it, bought it.

Im sorry, its just almost laughable. I wonder if they would have wanted a refund if upon discovering it was not an original oil, but instead some very expensive replica. "Hey can I get my money back? Its not what I thought it was. BTW, you might want to hold on to it or ask for more because its a very pricey replica. Please get back to me if your willing to consider this. Thank you."

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