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so, the buyer to the item we are selling for a friend has not contacted us after they "won" the auction

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oops Mon 11-Aug-08 20:21:22

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goingfor3 Mon 11-Aug-08 20:22:13

The buyer has 7 days to make payment, it's only be a couple!

lisad123 Mon 11-Aug-08 20:23:55

i wouldnt bother with small claims, highly unlikely to amount to much
I would file a non paying biddder, and then relist

Lauriefairycake Mon 11-Aug-08 20:25:35

lots of people don't pay immediately and they have seven days

don't worry yet

oops Mon 11-Aug-08 22:40:09

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oops Tue 12-Aug-08 09:33:29

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BigBadMousey Tue 12-Aug-08 09:42:31

Tell her they have 7 days to pay - to stop her worrying - then file a non-paying bidder alert as soon as you can and relist.

When you relist you can specify buyer requirements - such as no bids from people with less than a certsin % feedback or with less 25 feedbacks etc. That will help it go more smoothly next time.

It's a PITA but ebay is seriously going downhill. I have had this happen to me several times and on one occassion they did pay up in the end (they had lost their internet connection) so there is hope.

You can give second chance offers to losing bidders to speed things up if you wish (saves relisting and you can choose who you offer the item to)

sixlostmonkeys Tue 12-Aug-08 10:45:37

If you relist and it is BIN you can add the wotzit that insists on immediate payment. Until it is paid for it is still listed for others to see.

SoupDragon Tue 12-Aug-08 14:02:17

I doubt the small claims court would do anything. I assume you have the item still and haven't actually lost anything?

It's only been 3 days!

oops Tue 12-Aug-08 18:14:00

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honeybehappy Tue 12-Aug-08 20:40:14

Are they paying by paypal?
make sure you get some proof of them picking the item up so they don't do a chargeback and you end up with nothing.

oops Tue 12-Aug-08 20:59:42

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oops Thu 14-Aug-08 20:17:33

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