...does the seller have to sell it to me at that price?
It's an antique item, listed a few minutes ago with an obvious typographical error - unless she has gone bonkers.
I've bought from this seller before, and emailed to say I wanted to rpevent some random person buying it for £2 and making trouble for her. So it's just a fantasy, really, a 'what if'...but would she have to sell me it, if I made a big fuss?
<enjoys 'owning' something valuable briefly before it all gets sorted out>
If she cancels the transaction, she will have to provide ebay with a reason. These are things like - the item was damaged, sold out of item, buyer changed their mind, or (that old cop-out) 'other reasons'. Ebay will then contact you and ask if you agree to cancel the transaction. I'm not quite sure what happens if you say no, but I am sure that she won't be legally obliged to sell it.
But good luck and I hope she does let you have it.
Thankyou...I don't think they can do anything about it if she won't. (hypothetically!) I could open a paypal case but all she'd get is some restrictions on her selling account, stuff like that.
Which is heartening really as I'd hate to think if I made a mistake like that, they'd throw the book at me. Profiting from someone's mistake is one of those things I wouldn't want to be responsible for!
hopefully she really has gone bananas and wants to sell everything she owns for pennies. Unlikely