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Just having a rant - seller won't sell !

(19 Posts)
goblincandoa5k Sun 21-Jun-09 16:33:13

I've been watching an item for nearly a week and yesterday i won for 99p.

Now the item was obviously not listed to its best potential - very few watchers and i was the only bidder - but it there if you looked.

It was a dressmaking mannequin, listed as a dressmaking model, but still in the sewing section.

I was quite surprised to have won at the starting price, and was considering paying a bit more when i went to collect - pick up only.

Sent a polite email asking when i could come and collect, i got sent this morning 'This is the first item I have tried to sell on Ebay. Clearly I have set up the sale incorrectly. I am selling it on behalf of my mother and no way will I let it go for 99p.'

I wrote back that basically i thought the email was rude and that had he contacted me we could perhaps have negotiated a price more to his liking.

Now, i do not want to do any further business with him, but do i report to ebay, leave negative feedback or just swear all day and walk away? We have great feedback btw and if we had/have sold stuff below what we wanted we still honour the sale.

Rant over and thanks if anyone is still reading smile

Oh, and if you are the --little shit-- person that did this, then i hope the mannequin gets wood rot !

Tryharder Sun 21-Jun-09 18:48:05

Report to ebay who should intervene. If he then refuses to sell, leave stinking feedback. I don't think he's "allowed" to do this. I always thought that you entered into a legal contract when you buy and sell on ebay.

Selling expensive things for 99p (gritting teeth) and inversely tat for lots of money due to a bidding war is all part of the ebay experience.

Mspontipine Sun 21-Jun-09 20:42:12

OOoooh def leave negative and report. It's so against their rules. They deserve it. "Set up the sale incorrectly" my arse!!

SoupDragon Sun 21-Jun-09 20:44:40

Report and leave negative feedback. At the end of the day though, you can't force them to sell it to you.

aristocat Sun 21-Jun-09 21:49:28

definately report them, i am sure its not allowed.

Pingpong Sun 21-Jun-09 22:25:59

he must have chosen a 99p listing as it was free but should have realised that it could go for 99p. Moral of the story is that you have to be prepared for item to sell for starting price.
He is obliged to sell it to you but I don't know how you can make him.
Quote some ebay rules to him from the help section and if still no resolution then report to ebay.
from ebay rules
Seller Non-Performance Policy
'Honouring the original terms by accepting payment for an item at the end of a successful sale'

Bucharest Mon 22-Jun-09 08:27:13

Definitely report and leave neg feedback....
He probably won't be forced to sell to you, and if he's new, then he'll simply close his account and start a new one....but you'll have a tiny bit of satisfaction....

I just had to sell a bundle of children's clothes some of which was still BNWT and quite expensive stuff for 99p. That's ebay for you....some you win, some you lose....grin

expatinscotland Mon 22-Jun-09 08:35:48

I love it when people think their auld shite is worth something and they can't 'let it go' for anything but top dollar.

Report his arse and leave neg feedback.

Don't waste your time negotiated with greedy gits like this.

goblincandoa5k Mon 22-Jun-09 18:07:07

Thanks for your replies.

I'm going to report him, but will probably only put 'neutral' feedback - when he tries to list it again grin

Unfortunated ebay is a bit toothless unless you have a feedback profile that you are proud of.

If i was closer i would have nipped round and probably argued the toss, but to be honest i can't be arsed to deal with this idiot - it would probably come in bits if he was forced.

I shall keep my dignity and bid on it when it is relisted, then feign my ignorance at having to pay !!!!!!!

expatinscotland Mon 22-Jun-09 18:26:51

Why neutral him? He listed it for free to be tight and then when it sold legitimately he acted like a git.

Negative him, that's what it's for.

SoupDragon Mon 22-Jun-09 18:50:29

Sorry, but he deserves negative feedback.

If he'd come across all apologetic about having made a mistake, I'd be more inclined to leave neutral but he's a twat.

goblincandoa5k Mon 22-Jun-09 18:56:04

I know, i know, but i'm a wuss blush and i have a huge guilt complex (thanks parents).

I know that i should, i'm just not sure that i can actually do it.

expatinscotland Mon 22-Jun-09 18:57:40

I'll be happy to do it for you, goblin.

Think of it as doing a favour to others out there whom he may treat in a similar fashion.

goblincandoa5k Mon 22-Jun-09 19:37:12

Pulls self together, ok i'm off to do it. Maybe a quick drink first grin

WriggleJiggle Mon 22-Jun-09 20:31:00

It depends so much on the sellers reaction. I recently bought something at a very reasonable price. When the seller went to post it they realised it could cost far more than expected to post it. They emailed me very nicely to apologise and ask if I would mind paying a bit more for postage.

Now, I know I was within my rights to neg them and try and insist on the sale going through, but they were so apologetic about it, we decided not to go ahead with the sale.

Had they been awkward or rude, we would have left a negative without doubt.

IamNOTaBILLopenME Mon 22-Jun-09 20:57:30

I think it has to be a negative. Remember, your feedback helps other buyers, they are depending on you to share your experience honestly and openly grin Negative him!

mel1981 Mon 22-Jun-09 21:13:17

I agree with the others def leave negative feedback. I had similar a few weeks back someo one was selling an item & bidding started at £4. turned out they were local so I emailed to ask if they minded collection if I bid and won. They then replied that collection would be ok but they wanted at least £10 for the item!! I hadnt even placed a bid and I was a bit gobsmacked at being 'told' the minimum bid that she would accect when she hadnt listed with a reserve price. Didnt bid in the end due to her cheek but still watched the item it sold for £7 but then she relisted it a few days later. So I dont know if she refused to sell to the winning bidder for that price and thought she'd try again.
Some people think they can make their own rules as lots of people are too weary to argue as they dont want to receive neg feedback.

cuppachar Thu 25-Jun-09 10:31:43

Did you leave negative feedback? This case definitely does NOT deserve a neutral!

Qally Sat 27-Jun-09 21:41:37

Neg him. I had someone do that to me - demand £40 when I won at £15. I refused and left a polite and factual neg - and she promptly left me a neg back saying I'd threatened her, which was absolute crap - as if I'm risk a criminal offence over a flipping baby blanket! Ebay apologised profusely but said they couldn't do anything, unless I wanted to swear an affidavit it was libellous (was, but I'd have had to pay a solicitor, which seemed a bit much over Ebay!). Shortly after they brought in buyer as well as seller strikes, I think, and stopped sellers leaving negs.

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