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hit buy it now on the wrong item - is there any way out of this?

(7 Posts)
ShabbyChit Thu 27-Sep-12 12:12:33

I was watching 2 dresses on ebay (both same item from 2 different sellers, roughly same price but 2 different sizes) I had both items open in separate tabs on Iphone, and hit buy it now on the wrong one!
Shit! Is there any way I can cancel it or do I have to buy it?
I know you can retract a bid but not sure how it works for BIN
(other than sending the seller a nice message offering to refund their fees and hoping they are nice enough to agree?)
I'm such a twat - I've had people do this to me when I've sold stuff on bids and it annoys the pants off me!

Any advice appreciated!

fergoose Thu 27-Sep-12 12:42:54

yes, ask the seller to cancel the transaction, then they will get the final value fee refunded from eBay. No need for you to pay the fees when eBay will refund them.

ajandjjmum Thu 27-Sep-12 12:44:17

Yes. Contact Ebay and ask them to retract the offer. I know this from when I (accidentally) bid £9,000 for four concert tickets!!! blush

BlueberryHill Thu 27-Sep-12 14:06:35

aj, who did you nearly go and see.

Bet that was an 'Oh shit' moment

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Thu 27-Sep-12 14:08:55

Yes but please deal with it ASAP - I had a BIN on Monday and am still waiting for payment sad

ShabbyChit Thu 27-Sep-12 15:53:16

Right.. I have messaged the seller very nicely and politely explained that I have made a mistake and would s/he possibly be able to cancel my purchase?

Thanks for the advice folks. thanks

ajandjjmum Thu 27-Sep-12 17:24:07

You know what Blueberry, they were so fantastic I can't even remember! It was for DD and her friend, and her Mum and I said we'd take them if we could get reasonably priced tickets. I thought an offer of £90 for four tickets was reasonable!!! blush grin

Some Ebay seller must have been over the moon for the ten minutes it took me to sort it out!!!

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