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Buyer wants to pay early nxt month...

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Lioninthesun Thu 25-Jul-13 00:00:05

Is this a scam? Would you allow it? He says he needs to wait until payday. Frankly a PITA as I ebayed now for £ for DD's party which is before he can pay...
What should I do? Can I go to the next highest bidder somehow? Never had this happen before!

nickstmoritz Thu 25-Jul-13 00:08:33

See if you can get a date for payment from him. It could be in 7 days which would be early August. If you can hang on then I would but you don't really have to. It will take time to relist but if you had other interest maybe you could offer to another bidder. I have waited before. It is up to you and it is a bit of a pain but you might get good feedback for your patience.

Have a look at the buyer's feedback. If he has less than 20 feedback ratings, he might well be a timewaster. if he has any ratings which state that he is a bad payer or a timewaster, report him to Ebay.

Lioninthesun Thu 25-Jul-13 00:14:08

He wants to pay on 7th August. I had quite a few bids, but don't know what the next one down was...can I see it first before deciding? If it is only a pound then I think I would go with the other bidder - was relying on it for party food and a few bits for games. Doesn't make sense to me to bid on something when you can't actually afford it!

nickstmoritz Thu 25-Jul-13 00:18:03

Annoying for you. I think there is a way you can offer it to the next seller at the sale price? but I'm not 100% on that. Is it something you could relist as a BIN and sell quickly? but that would cost you 40p

Lioninthesun Thu 25-Jul-13 00:18:49

Hmmm. He has no negative feedback and seems to sell as well.
Quandary.
I have some other items ending soon so maybe I can just budget from those.
I really didn't think that this was the purpose of ebay though, not to hold items for people to get the cash together! <Grumps> wink

WeAreEternal Thu 25-Jul-13 00:20:56

Contact eBay, I'm sure that you can cancel the sale to the winning bidder and offer the item to the next highest bidder.

nickstmoritz Thu 25-Jul-13 00:32:34

sorry meant bidder not seller

LilyBossom Thu 25-Jul-13 09:33:47

sorry but no chance - 2 days after auction ended open non payer case, close in 4 days time and then you can relist or do 2nd chance offer. You need to open and close the case first before offering or relisting or you risk 2 buyers and only 1 item. And add this buyer to your blocked bidder list.

His feedback won't tell you if he has done this before.

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