To be so disappointed with this eBay seller

(22 Posts)
GaryShitpeas Fri 22-Aug-14 10:18:23

Bought some trainers nearly 2 weeks ago, paid immediately. Won them for 33 quid, new they are about 100 quid. They were nearly new.

After a week I sent a friendly message and she said she was working away and her mum was dealing with her eBay sales (which was probably bullshit). when I still hadn't received them after a couple of days i messaged again and nothing. I'm going to open a case now but I suspect I'll just end up getting my money back and no trainers sad

I reckon what's happened is she wasn't happy with how much she got for them and doesn't want to sell them for that, but why take my money and mess me around !!?? Grrr

Just wanted a moan really but so pissed off that people feel they can do this confused

Norklessnora Fri 22-Aug-14 10:20:45

I have had this happen more than once too, it's incredibly frustrating!

Kimaroo Fri 22-Aug-14 10:24:35

Annoying to have to wait, she should've done what my seller did. As soon as I'd won a gorgeous pair of leather boots for £23 she messaged me to say that the zip had broken and she was going to throw them away. I said I would have them anyway but never heard back. So bloody annoying, I wish these people would put a reserve on.

notjustamummythankyou Fri 22-Aug-14 10:28:27

I recently sold a pair of brand new Kurt Geiger shoes for £6.50. Pretty disappointed with the final bid, but it's the risk you take when you sell on eBay without a reserve. grrr

NeedsAsockamnesty Fri 22-Aug-14 10:34:58

My estranged husband tried doing this with a car he accidentally sold for £20 of course I handed the docs and keys over on collection whist he was out.

Stupid man should have put a reserve up

19lottie82 Fri 22-Aug-14 11:39:23

OP, open a not received case straight away. You've given her ample time to resolve the situation.

If she doesn't sort it out pronto, leave low stars and negative feedback to warn off other buyers.

GaryShitpeas Fri 22-Aug-14 19:11:48

I will give her negative feedback but worried she will then do the same back as revenge hmm

And to the pp who won the leather boots lol at seller saying the zip broke, a likely tale eh confused

MrsWinnibago Fri 22-Aug-14 19:14:34

Gary she can't do that and if she does, you can ask Ebay to remove it,

MissDuke Fri 22-Aug-14 19:34:35

I had this too, with a huge stack of journals. The girl took ages to reply, then said she had forgot to post them and would do so the next day. Still no sign, so I opened a claim after getting no reply from her. She then decided they were lost in the post and refunded. A good while later, she put them up for sale again :-/

Moralpickle Fri 22-Aug-14 19:37:48

I thought ebay didn't do that anymore, the leaving feedback for the buyer thingy?

Buchanon08 Fri 22-Aug-14 20:18:41

I won a bed and mattress for £26 recently and the seller wouldn't hand over the mattress on collection as it was 'a ridiculous price'. I opened a dispute and he said he'll take the bed back and refund my £26. Errr, no! The risk you take when you don't set a reserve...

expatinscotland Fri 22-Aug-14 20:25:36

Wish there were a way to permanently ban sellers who do this.

SistersOfPercy Fri 22-Aug-14 20:28:40

Buyers cant leave sellers feedback. They haven't been able to for about 2 years.

gary, open a not received case with paypal. When it's found in your favour leave negative feedback and one star across all categories.

butterflybuttons Fri 22-Aug-14 21:11:44

sellers can't neg buyers - but buyers are free to neg and leave low stars if they wish, and have no worries of a retaliatory neg now.

SistersOfPercy Fri 22-Aug-14 21:30:03

Thanks butterfly, I meant that the other way round...

Sellers cant neg buyers.

Been a long day lol

So annoying isn't it. I've had this happen to me a couple of times. Once was a pair of shoes that I won for a bargain price then the seller said she couldn't send them because her puppy chewed them. I said send them anyway but heard nothing back, just got a refund. I suspected she wasn't happy with the winning bid so decided not to sell. Another time was an out of print book that I won for a great price. The buyer never sent it and didn't respond to a single email. Ebay sorted them out but I do wish people like that could be banned too.

TheWildOnes Sat 23-Aug-14 07:33:11

Like pps have said, sellers can no longer leave negative feedback. Also, if you open a case and closes in your favour the seller does get a mark on their account, which means if they try this too much, they will get sanctioned by ebay eventually.

madamemuddle Sat 23-Aug-14 08:29:46

Open a case straight away.

I've had a few people do this. I've also sold a few things for a very low price which were worth quite a bit more. You just have to suck it up. I've also done very well on items I wasn't expecting anything for.

polomoomin Sat 23-Aug-14 08:34:17

Been on both ends of this.

Annoying as a seller to expect a certain amount and get way less. Also to know it's worth a lot more and get so little, does pinch your heart strings a little. Putting reserves on puts a lot of buyers off and if I'm not mistaken costs more to list it.

Equally annoying being the buyer, getting an amazing bargain and then it 'gets lost in the post' or 'sorry, I just accidentally broke it.' grr. I had a seller once tell me they'd actually sold it somewhere else! You leave them negative feedback but you're still without your incredible bargain.

I can't see what eBay can do about it though really. All you can do is open a case, eBay refunds and you leave negative feedback.

cricketpitch Sat 23-Aug-14 11:33:57

I have had the same happen - both ways. In the end though I suppose we all want a fair price for our stuff and if you have been a bit unlucky with the particular group of buyers looking during the period that you list it's tough.

( I know it's not right but sometimes a bargain is too good to be true).

(I had to sell something for £2.50 when I'd already had a Gumtree offer of £20, (but buyer didn't turn up) and knew it was worth at least that. I honoured the sale though smile

bebebringingup Sat 23-Aug-14 21:05:49

I bought a Longchamp bag once and paid for it. She said she had forgotten to send it, waited, ended up hearing nothing back from her and got my money back. I searched for another bag to buy and there she was, selling it using the same photos, under a different name. Damn cheek!

expatinscotland Sat 23-Aug-14 21:11:28

Don't use Ebay then. Sell it elsewhere.

Really wish there were a way to forever ban such twats. It is the nature of an auction.

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