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Why do buyers not pay!!?

(8 Posts)
TheDogsRolex Fri 02-Nov-12 14:42:24

I'm puzzled...why do people bid on an item and then not pay?

I've sold quite a bit on ebay over the years and only had it happen twice. Second time in the last fortnight. I checked out the buyer and they had quite a few positive feedbacks saying they never paid, avoid etc. Strange, thinks I.

So it appears a seller can't neg a buyer anymore....but they can happily take the piss. I don't get it...I always pay instantly for anything I buy...if I don't have the money, I don't bid.

Anyway, I opened a non paying case, what a ball ache that was. I find the new selling format hard to navigate...keep getting taken back to the homepage etc. Yet, with another item I listed, I was taken to the old selling format which seems to work great.

Another example of it if 'aint broke don't fix it. Grumble, grumble.

ontheedgeofwhatever Fri 02-Nov-12 15:49:47

I don't know but I sold a pair of trousers on 29th October and I'm still awaiting payment. Just sent the buyer a polite message but will be opening a case on Sunday if I dont hear from them

Mirage Fri 02-Nov-12 20:44:14

Yes,I've got another non payer.I'm getting about one a week at the minute.It's not as though the stuff I'm selling is pricey-it rarely goes beyond £5.This last one is for £2.99 ffs.

brightermornings Fri 02-Nov-12 20:46:11

I had the same. My non payer hadn't been on eBay long. I don't think she understood how it worked.

TheDogsRolex Fri 02-Nov-12 21:51:41

See I make allowances for that, if someone doesn't pay within 5 days I send an ebay invoice just in case they're unsure of how it works. No excuse after an invoice has been sent imo, the instructions are clear, it's a matter of clicks. (even I can manage that grin). I also sent a polite message before I opened the case.

My item was £7.00 in total mirage, not exactly a fortune is it!!

ontheedgeofwhatever Sun 04-Nov-12 16:09:02

I've just opened an unpaid item case for £2.80. I sent an invoice on the second day, a polite reminder on the forth day and today is the sixth day so have opened a case. Not heard a single thing from them. Its just irritating

Bongaloo Mon 05-Nov-12 08:42:44

I've just had the same and did the case thing.
But now I've looked at the buyers feedback, I've seen a few positives with the comment 'unpaid'.
Would that have been a better thing to do? Put a comment on their feedback to warn others rather than the case - as the fact they never paid for my item doesn't seem to come up anywhere.

fergoose Mon 05-Nov-12 09:21:29

no don't - you aren't allowed to leave a neg statement for a buyer. If you have opened and closed a case they will get a strike - and too many strikes means they can lose their account. And if you don't open a case you won't get your fees back either.

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