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First unhappy buyer

(10 Posts)
impty Sun 21-Oct-12 15:22:32

Got a message from an unhappy buyer (feedback score 1). So I'm guessing the buyer is new to eBay.
Anyway trying to remain professional, and not take it personally, I have replied that as she is unhappy I will happily refund her the full amount she paid incl p&p, as soon as I receive the item back.
This is right isn't it?
I haven't offered to pay for the return postage- do I have to?

lljkk Sun 21-Oct-12 16:27:18

Why is she unhappy? What did it sell for?

LineRunner Sun 21-Oct-12 16:29:07

No, you don't have to pay, although if you have made a mistake and sent out an item with a defect (it happens sometimes) then I would offer to pay her return postage as a goodwill gesture. She should send it back tracked, also.

If she's just being a pain in the arse, then you don't have to pay her return postage.

It's one of the most difficult judgement calls, IME.

impty Sun 21-Oct-12 16:39:04

Used leather handbag...buyer feels its 'old' and is disappointed.
So it isn't very clear cut. Item was £5.19 +£3.50 p&p. So not expensive.

LineRunner Sun 21-Oct-12 16:43:26

If you are happy with your description and photos(s), then I would let her return it, but she should pay the return postage.

impty Sun 21-Oct-12 16:47:23

Thanks. I am happy with the description, and the photos. Just bit disappointed buyer is disappointed iyswim?

LineRunner Sun 21-Oct-12 16:49:13

I do know what you mean. I had one once that I was sure was 'disappointed' in the sense of 'give me money to make me feel better'.

Don't forget to block her from bidding again.

impty Tue 23-Oct-12 17:46:40

So after waiting 3 days to say didn't like the item, and after i offered a refund on return, waited another 2 days to say yes I'll take that. I gave in and just refunded her and told her to keep the item.
Mostly because life is too short and its only something that's been in a drawer unused for a while, not an expensive item.
So that's why I'll never be business woman of the year!
Am now awaiting the neg feedback...

LineRunner Tue 23-Oct-12 17:53:22

You can apparently now Report A Buyer during the feedback stages!

impty Tue 23-Oct-12 17:59:56

Well that might be a bit harsh for this one but not the non payers! Going to look at that!

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