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I AM AN IDIOT - Ebay advice please!

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I have just bid on something which I know I will win - without it occurring to me that the auction doesn't end until tomorrow night, when I will be away on holiday for a fortnight. I've every intenti… Read More
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7y, 4d agoPosted 7 years, 4 days ago
I have just bid on something which I know I will win - without it occurring to me that the auction doesn't end until tomorrow night, when I will be away on holiday for a fortnight. I've every intention of paying for it, and am not in a rush, but what happens if the seller gets narky and complains I'm a non-payer? I've already emailed them and explained the situation, and asked that they either end the auction early (and I will pay my maximum bid) or be aware that I won't be near a PC to pay for it for a fortnight... Here's hoping he's a nice person.
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7y, 4d agoPosted 7 years, 4 days ago
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#1
mobile phone? internet cafe? get someone else (a family member) to log on and pay...
#2
See if he will make a new 'buy it now' for the item, which you can then buy and pay for today.
Otherwise, get a friend to pay for it and you then pay them when you get back.
#3
can you send a chq instead of paypal if you are sure you will win - how are you so sure - just so you don't get in a pickle ?
#4
I have the cheapest crappiest PAYG phone, so no - that's not an option. Hubby would be well narked if I toddled off to an interent cafe leaving him with three small children on holiday - plus IT's MY HOLIDAY!!! If I go near a PC I will combust. I need to pay with my ebay coupon before it expires, so can't send a cheque. Am currently considering trustworthy friends to whom I can give access to ebay and paypal. They are few...
#5
whatsThePoint
You should of said to the seller if they are unhappy to wait 2 weeks for payment please delete your bid


Can I do this? Will try.
#6
tinkerbell28
Either get someone else to pay for it or just see what they say. They may wait or may think you are a potential non payer, as there are so many and may cancel your bid anyhow.


Fab, hope so. It's only a £5 gift voucher, and I've bid £5 to use up my ebay voucher - so he's quids in if he waits, and I'm chuffed if he waits or cancels. There's plenty on there, so can bid for another one when I get back. I'm so used to using Buy It Now, it didn't occur to me!!
#7
whatsThePoint
you can cancel the bid yourself if you want


Erm, really? On what grounds, and how?
#8
bid retraction form - see the help link. Use the grounds of 'entered wrong amount / unable to contact seller'
#9
jasonsowden
bid retraction form - see the help link. Use the grounds of 'entered wrong amount / unable to contact seller'


But I didn't enter the wrong amount... and though I've sent the seller two messages, I don't know how long to wait for a response.
#10
OK, so I've retracted the bid. Didn't know I could do that - what happens if the seller disputes this and reinstates my bid while I'm away? I won't even know about it!
#11
Goodo. I only use BIN anyway, which is why I was thrown this time. Just want to use this sodding voucher up!

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