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Ebay help please..???? buyer paying over the odds

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Ok, I'm asking on here because I know how helpful people can be. I've just sold an item in ebay for what I consider to be well over the odds. It has been purchased by someone with only 1 feedback but…
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
Ok, I'm asking on here because I know how helpful people can be.
I've just sold an item in ebay for what I consider to be well over the odds. It has been purchased by someone with only 1 feedback but has been a member for a few years. They have paid instantly but in paypal it states

"The money from the payment you received is being held temporarily for up to 21 days. During this time the money will show as pending and you won't be able to access it.

Your funds will be released after 21 days, providing your buyer hasn't reported any problems. We may be able to release the money sooner if we can confirm that the item was delivered or, if this is an eBay item, your buyer leaves you positive feedback."

Why should I have to wait 21 days. Surely as long as I get recorded delivery then I should get the money. This person could say that the box was filled with bricks and then I won't get my money and they will get my item. Just suspicious with their feedback and how quick and how much they have paid
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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1 Like #1
sounds like its an echeque or summit, just dont send until payments cleared
1 Like #2
That is common with ebay and paypal...

As soon as they leave a positive feedback the money will be released....

Don't know about over the odds, ebay is very odd. I sold a 20p coin for £178 pound
1 Like #3
king261
sounds like its an echeque or summit, just dont send until payments cleared


paypal won't release the funds untill the buyer has recieved goods :roll:.
There was a thread about this a few weeks back it's paypal holding the fees sometimes on higher costing goods.
1 Like #4
Ive had this before when i sold a pair of leather armchairs.... The payment cleared within a few days. Paypal let me know that it had cleared and i withdrew the money into my bank before i agreed for her to collect the chairs. She did not have much feedback.

I think this occurs when an ebayer has low feedback and has purchased something quite expensive... Just a precaution dont worry
#5
Ok, so I should trust them then. Personally I would rather sell to the second bidder for £2 less with a high feedback. This is going to worry me now...They have paid me £102 with postage
#6
Smaybelline
Ive had this before when i sold a pair of leather armchairs.... The payment cleared within a few days. Paypal let me know that it had cleared and i withdrew the money into my bank before i agreed for her to collect the chairs. She did not have much feedback.

I think this occurs when an ebayer has low feedback and has purchased something quite expensive... Just a precaution dont worry


So this is to protect me not them??
1 Like #8
The money is no longer is the hands of the buyer, but paypal. I sold a PSP not long ago, and due to my low feedback and the fact it was a high price item, I had to wait until the funds cleared. It doesn't take as long as 21 days providing they leave feedback promptly.
#9
wookiemummy
Ok, so I should trust them then. Personally I would rather sell to the second bidder for £2 less with a high feedback. This is going to worry me now...They have paid me £102 with postage


It doesn't matter who you sell it to the payment will still be held,have a look at the link i posted.
1 Like #10
Sound like you have to send the item and have them approve it before you'll get your money.
1 Like #11
You need to send the item via a trackable method, then eBay will release the funds when the buyer leaves you a positive feedback or it has been 21 days since the auction end date.

It's a procedure set by eBay to try and cut down on the amount of scams. As long as you send the goods via a trackable method and have described them fine, you should get your money
#12
Also if you sold something for over a hundred pounds you need to send it Special Delivery so it's insured in the event of loss.
1 Like #13
wookiemummy
So this is to protect me not them??


Not at all. Its so paypal can give the buyer all their money back if they ask for it (ie get the item and say it never arrived etc). In the old days they would only get what was in your account at the time.
1 Like #14
ignore everything apart from that link debz has provided, it will give you the correct answer.


edit: also don't ignore what faevangel says about a trackable method.
#15
its becuase your new to ether ebay or selling paypal did this with me to make sure i wasnt a scammer this should happen for 6 months they told me when i called them but after the call it never happned again try calling paypal and just play dumb and just say you dont know what this means listin to what they have to say and see what happens good luck!!!
#16
wookiemummy
Ok, so I should trust them then. Personally I would rather sell to the second bidder for £2 less with a high feedback. This is going to worry me now...They have paid me £102 with postage


They paid "over the odds" at £102 but someone you consider trustworthy offered £100???

Doesn't seem over the odds to me then.
#17
It was for 4 of those hamsters!!! Can't believe it !! I was happy with £55 which covered fees and hamsters and packaging. I actually feel really bad!!
Thank you so much for all your help just a bit worried that he may try and rip me off. That link was great
So how shall I send it as they paid £97 + £5 p&p. But I only have a receipt for £40 so surely that is all I would get back.

Rep given to most of you but will dish some more out tomorrow
#18
send it special delivery (royal mail) or 24 hour courier (ups, dhl, fedex). Make sure they have enough cover for the full auction price, special delivery is up to £500 and starts from £5.05 depending on weight.
#19
wookiemummy
It was for 4 of those hamsters!!! Can't believe it !! I was happy with £55 which covered fees and hamsters and packaging. I actually feel really bad!!
Thank you so much for all your help just a bit worried that he may try and rip me off. That link was great
So how shall I send it as they paid £97 + £5 p&p. But I only have a receipt for £40 so surely that is all I would get back.

Rep given to most of you but will dish some more out tomorrow


Some have gone for 200 pounds so don't be shocked by the price they fetched:thumbsup:
#20
deb8z
Some have gone for 200 pounds so don't be shocked by the price they fetched:thumbsup:


I've been watching them lately and seen them go for around £80 which would have been great. It is daft but at least I can now pay over the odds for a ball or wheel!!

So special delivery would pay out the £97 if they got lost as I couldn't provide a receipt for that. When I spoke to a person at the post office she said first class recorded should be fine as I can produce the receipt for £40 and it covers up to £39.
I'm no good at this selling business. I've never done it for something so expensive before!!!:?

I feel a bit better now just looked up the address on google and found they live in a £450,000 house and been there since 1997. I think they probably have better things to do than join ebay 3 years ago to scam someone out of £40's worth of hamster!! Quite scary what you can now find out on the internet..
#21
wookiemummy
I've been watching them lately and seen them go for around £80 which would have been great. It is daft but at least I can now pay over the odds for a ball or wheel!!

So special delivery would pay out the £97 if they got lost as I couldn't provide a receipt for that. When I spoke to a person at the post office she said first class recorded should be fine as I can produce the receipt for £40 and it covers up to £39.
I'm no good at this selling business. I've never done it for something so expensive before!!!:?


Yes it should. Just print off the eBay auction page with the final selling price :thumbsup:

I wouldn't send an item recorded delivery, as it's hit and miss. It's only tracked when someone signs for it, then the postie takes the slip to the depot and it's uploaded on the system. Special delivery is trackable the whole journey :thumbsup:

I would send special del, to cover your back.
#22
Send special del or believe me they will file an item not received on you! Its not worth the hassle no to.
#23
Brilliant I shall look into it. I charged £5 to cover postage but happy to pay the extra for peace of mind
#24
1IKG SD will cost 6.70 2 KG is 8.65 so it's worth paying the extra yourself to have a guaranteed proof of delivery.
#25
deb8z
1IKG SD will cost 6.70 2 KG is 8.65 so it's worth paying the extra yourself to have a guaranteed proof of delivery.


They are just under 1kg, it will cost me around £3 more than I had planned but hey I'm feeling quite rich today!! Might treat myself to a chocolate bar tomorrow.. Thank you so much you have been really helpful
#26
wookiemummy

I feel a bit better now just looked up the address on google and found they live in a £450,000 house and been there since 1997. I think they probably have better things to do than join ebay 3 years ago to scam someone out of £40's worth of hamster!! Quite scary what you can now find out on the internet..


How did you find that out lol
#27
Smaybelline
How did you find that out lol


An d how do you know it's them living there? Could be rented out to scammers??
#28
I don't but paypal is saying it's OK and it's the best guarantee I have. If they rent it they still have some serious money but it's not your usual smackhead who is buying them for money for more drugs. Someone with that money is not after a quick buck on ebay and they joined 3 years ago. Just gives me added reassurance.
I just put the postcode into google and the details came up on all the properties in the road!!
#29
wookiemummy
I don't but paypal is saying it's OK and it's the best guarantee I have. If they rent it they still have some serious money but it's not your usual smackhead who is buying them for money for more drugs. Someone with that money is not after a quick buck on ebay and they joined 3 years ago. Just gives me added reassurance.
I just put the postcode into google and the details came up on all the properties in the road!!



You've just got a clever scammer who set up some websites making himself look normal!

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