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how long do you wait for a paypal buyer to pay for an item? I've been waiting 4 days and heard nothing.

(9 Posts)
Meglet Mon 17-Aug-09 15:49:52

I sold an item on thursday and sent an invoice, but haven't heard back from the buyer. (I always pay for an item the day I win it, but I may be in a minority). How long should I wait before going for the second chance offer bidder?

bubblagirl Mon 17-Aug-09 15:58:54

i think you have to give 7 days i usually state payment in 3 days but some set up bids to go automatically and may be away for few days so i do tend to give 7 just in case

Meglet Mon 17-Aug-09 16:02:10

thank you. I'm obviously impatient then grin. I suppose he could be on holiday so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

bubblagirl Mon 17-Aug-09 16:04:24

i always give benefit of the doubt as i know sometimes people have been patient with me lol but it is annoying

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 22-Aug-09 08:40:20

Can I resurrect this thread and ask if after the 7 days you should contact the buyer again [have already sent invoice] or just report them and relist?

seeker Sat 22-Aug-09 08:45:53

I woudl send a reminder. I bid for something a while ago and completely forgot I had even bid for it! The seller send me a nice email after 7 days and I paid, with huge apologies.

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 22-Aug-09 08:50:07

Was vaguely hoping they won't pay up as the item sold for peanuts and I could relist.

seeker Sat 22-Aug-09 08:57:43

Ah. In those circumstances I wouldn't send a reminder!!!!!

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 22-Aug-09 09:09:12

Ooops too late!
I have done the right thing.
Hopefully they are away on holiday or something.

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