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How long do I have to wait for non-payment to cancel a sale?

(10 Posts)
GrumpyOldBag Fri 25-Nov-16 17:40:15

Sold an item of clothing yesterday by auction. It sold for a measly £1.20 (99p starting price, only 2 bids). Only worn once and worth a lot more, I should have started at a higher price which is what I usually do.

Buyer hasn't paid yet. How long can I wait before I assume the sale is null & void, I would like to relist at a higher price if I can.

Obviously if the buyer pays up in the next day or 2 I will honour the sale and send them the item.

imjessie Fri 25-Nov-16 17:41:19

I cancel it after 24 hours if they don't pay . They get enough bloody emails to let them know and I've been messed around so much in eBay . I think you are supposed to wait 48 though .

GrumpyOldBag Fri 25-Nov-16 18:27:26

Jessie does it matter if I didn't send them a payment request?

Ebay automatically tells them they have to pay don't they ...?

HeavenlyEyes Fri 25-Nov-16 21:07:32

48 hours then you can open an unpaid case.

GrumpyOldBag Sat 26-Nov-16 09:51:57

she has paid now, so I just have to suck it up. My own fault for not listing with a higher start price.

19lottie82 Sat 26-Nov-16 11:53:16

Never start an auction price at less than you would accept for the item.

imjessie Sat 26-Nov-16 16:31:39

You can say the item is damaged and with draw it for sale if you are that bothered .

WiseOwlLady Sat 26-Nov-16 19:20:03

You will probably get (deservedly) negative feedback for that!

GrumpyOldBag Sun 27-Nov-16 15:50:23

Yeah I've got a 100% positive rating and been on eBay for donkeys years, not going to do anything unethical or stupid.

One lucky lady has got a great bargain jacket for her son, hope she appreciates it.

19lottie82 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:58:54

Jessie you seem an awful eBay seller!

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