Hmm, that's my instinct too -- it seems a bit cheeky to bid for something and then say you can't pay for it.
So what would you say in the email, and would I have to cancel the bid or something? I think you can't file a nonpaying bidder strike until 7 days after the auction end, and the date she's proposing would be just within that time. She does have 100% positive feedback, all commenting on her quick payment, ironically.
What do you think I should say in the email? Obviously I'll resist the urge to say, "No you can't, you cheeky fecker", but what should I say instead? And do I just make a second chance offer to the next highest bidder, or what?
Can she leave me bad feedback if I turn her down?
Sorry for all the Qs, but I have over 300 positive feedback, and have never encountered anything like this before.
Hmm, looking at the calendar, the date she's proposing to pay is 26th Sept, so only just outside the 7 day limit. But still, it's annoying because if she then doesn't pay, I'll miss the payday rush. And it's a seasonal item too.
I'm dithering now. But still inclined to say no, and cross that she asked. A couple of days delay is fair enough, but if you haven't got the cash, then don't ruddy well bid. [grr]