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Winning bidder wants to pay next week?

(11 Posts)
modestyb Tue 09-Jun-15 18:55:05

I sold some items at the weekend. The winning bidder of one has sent me a message asking if they can pay next week. It's about £15 including postage. They have low feedback and it's a quite recently opened account, so I'm slightly suspicious (perhaps unnecessarily...)

I don't really want to give them 10 days to pay. But if I say no, will I have to wait 10 days anyway before relisting, and open a case against them not paying?

What would you do?

twistletonsmythe Tue 09-Jun-15 20:55:49

no you don't need to wait 10 days to relist - you can open an unpaid case after 48 hours and close 4 days later, so only 6 to relist or do a second chance offer. I wouldn't wait 10 days. I would block them too.

modestyb Tue 09-Jun-15 21:17:04

OK that's great, thanks.

Do you know if I should one an unpaid case, or just cancel the transition? Ebay gives me both options.

twistletonsmythe Tue 09-Jun-15 21:18:37

do the unpaid case - guaranteed to get your fees back then, plus the buyer can't neg.

Starlightbright1 Tue 09-Jun-15 21:18:49

I think you can cancel sale if you both agree.. will give you a second chance offer quicker if you have one

twistletonsmythe Tue 09-Jun-15 21:36:33

and if the buyer refuses to cancel the sale you don't get your fees back and they can neg you.

ragged Tue 09-Jun-15 22:15:26

The only reason I would consider 'waiting' is if they were difficult items to sell and I didn't think another buyer was interested. Then I might consider waiting until a day after they said they'd pay ... and then file Unpaid Item after all.

Cheeky cheeky buyer.

millymae Tue 09-Jun-15 22:48:13

I must be a soft touch as whenever I've been asked if I will wait for payment I have always said yes, making clear that if they don't pay as promised I will report as a non payer.

My experience has been that those that ask, pay up. It's the ones that you don't hear anything from that cause the most inconvenience.

ragged Wed 10-Jun-15 08:18:13

Glad it's worked for you, Milly.
I tried waiting a few times & they never got back to me.
I reckon if they don't have < £15 today they won't have it in 10 days time (or whatever they ask for). On too tight a budget.

springalong Wed 10-Jun-15 08:50:31

I had this recently. I quickly checked with the next bidder that they would take up 2nd chance if offered. Then I Live chatted with ebay about options to avoid a NPB. My buyer was green with very few feedbacks. I emailed them and said I couldn't wait - if they paid immediately it was theirs, o/w I would need to cancel the transaction. It all worked out but was a faff.

twistletonsmythe Wed 10-Jun-15 09:04:14

buyers can't have neg feedback so that doesn't really mean owt tbh.

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