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seller won't sell...

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thisisyesterday Sat 10-Sep-11 21:33:31

I won a climbing frame on ebay for £11.
paid by paypal.
e-mailed to see when we could collect, only to be told that actually the kids want to keep it now so they've refunded me angry

i am guessing they were hoping for more (similar ones had been going for around £50, not sure why this one didn't)

what should I do? dispute? kick up a fuss? send an e-mail saying how convenient and maybe they should add a reserve next time?
Clearly I don't want to force them to sell it and have to deal with angry sellers when I pick it up.

ebay is making me really, really, really cross atm. the last 3 or 4 transactions I've had have been nothing but trouble

picnicbasketcase Sat 10-Sep-11 21:39:24

Is there an option for reporting non performing sellers like non paying bidders? If so, do that and leave them negative feedback. I've had someone selling a game that went for less than they expected. They then claimed it was damaged, then relisted it a few days later. Save them as a 'favourite' (ha) seller and see if they try to sell it again.

Viewofthehills Sat 10-Sep-11 21:39:43

Just give really bad feedback. Not fair.

thisisyesterday Sat 10-Sep-11 21:40:53

i'd told the kids as well. which i guess was silly, before we'd actually got it...


i am really angry.
i think i will see if i can report them to ebay too without opening up a dispute thingy

hayleysd Sat 10-Sep-11 21:41:37

I've had loads of bad experiences in the last couple of months, really slow delivery, two non deliveries and faulty goods I tend to use amazon more now. Think I'd be tempted to contact eBay or leave negative feedback.

thisisyesterday Sat 10-Sep-11 21:42:40

i SO want to e-mail him and give him a piece of my mind. that's prob a bad idea though right?

Peachy Sat 10-Sep-11 21:42:45

You acn report, they've caused a breech of contract.

Sorry it happened to you: it frequently happens to us with things we buy for teh boys becuase people assume we are buying for our ebay shop. Because of course we want to list kids clothes in with our specialist electronics range hmm

thisisyesterday Sat 10-Sep-11 21:49:30

gah it won't let me report for some reason... have e-mailed them

aswellasyou Sun 11-Sep-11 12:26:46

I think you'd have to send payment again and then open a case. I would wait and see if you get anywhere, but definitely leave negative feedback afterwards.

fergoose Sun 11-Sep-11 12:39:05

no don't send payment

you can report a non performing seller - if it won't let you go to eBay live chat and get their advice.

sarahtigh Sun 11-Sep-11 16:19:57

by the way you can not set a reserve lower than £50 so instead you have to start sale at the minimum you are prepared to take, so start at 4.99 14.99 29.99 or 49.99 because 1p more put you in next category for insertion fees much cheaper to pay £1 to start at 49.99 than start free at 99p but only sell for £22

thisisyesterday Sun 11-Sep-11 20:02:44

i haven't sent payment. I did the non-performing seller thiing, and left negative feedback.

if he had started the auction at £20 or £30 i would probably have still bid, that's the silly thing. gah

anyway, back to watching more of them! although i may well try and buy from preloved or gumtree now

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