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How long to give buyer to collect

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Minniemountain Fri 07-Dec-18 19:38:57

I sold a child's bike on eBay on Tuesday. The buyer paid the same day and asked for my address so she could arrange for her DP to collect. She's not messaged since.

How long do I give her to arrange a collection day before chasing?

DustyMaiden Fri 07-Dec-18 19:41:25

As they have paid, as long as it takes, within reason.

19lottie82 Sat 08-Dec-18 06:58:18

You should ever accept PayPal for collection items. The buyer can say they don’t receive it and you will have no proof, then they will be refunded by PayPal.

Refund them and say cash upon collection only and they have to collect before Monday (or whenever suits) or you will cancel and relist.

lljkk Sat 08-Dec-18 06:59:28

I'd give her a week, probably. Then say "I assume you changed your mind" and refund the payment; send a cancellation notice so you can get fees back.

Minniemountain Sat 08-Dec-18 07:46:33

Not PayPal? Damn, I thought if she'd paid she would have an incentive to collect.

It's doing no harm in the shed I suppose.

lljkk Sat 08-Dec-18 10:56:14

Buyers get nagging emails until they pay, so easiest thing for them is to pay up quickly.

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