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Is it just me or am I unreasonable???!!!!

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Ok, so I saw a tv/ computer desk on eBay a few weeks back but it didn't have any size for the tv space with only 2 mins left. The bid was for 99p so I quickly put in a bid of £1.04 and won it. I immed… Read More
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Ok, so I saw a tv/ computer desk on eBay a few weeks back but it didn't have any size for the tv space with only 2 mins left. The bid was for 99p so I quickly put in a bid of £1.04 and won it. I immediately sent am email asking for the size and explaining it was for a tv. Anyway a few days later they came back to me and it was only small so I was unable to take it. I apologised and offered to pay for it. After a few days they asked about relisting it and I again offered payment but suggested that they look into it as I wasn't sure if it would cost more in fees if I paid. The ball was left in their court to contact me. A couple of weeks past and then I got s snotty message saying they were out if pocket and demand I pay immediately or they will report me. I explained the situation how it was left and paid straight away and gave a peace of my mind about the tone of the email for pennies! Anyway today I've just had another message apologising for the attitude but if I pay £2.50 that should cover the relisting fee!!! I have promptly replied!! Is it just me or I am I being unfair of refusing to pay £2.50 for an item I bought for £1.04???!!!!
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
if it cost them that to relist,i would also be asking you to pay it since it was your fault. but seeing as they gave it the attitude.. i dont know.
1 Like #2
If you have paid for the item and they can keep and try and sell again I can't see what you have done wrong

If it was listed for 99p then the fees are zero, bar the 10% of what you paid them so they are up at the moment.

Edited By: pinkleponkle on Oct 17, 2010 20:15: blah
1 Like #3
Totally not for you to pay. If he's talking about the FVF he will get that back when he cancels the transaction!

You've still offered to buy it, seems he's making the decision to relist not you.

Edited By: Met-Cast on Oct 17, 2010 20:15: edit
banned#4
Just pay the £1.04 duh!
1 Like #5
dont pay it wookie
1 Like #6
lum they already have paid the £1.04
1 Like #7
DangerGod
if it cost them that to relist,i would also be asking you to pay it since it was your fault. but seeing as they gave it the attitude.. i dont know.

No- you paid for the item and they still have it to re-sell if that's what they want to do.
they do not have to re-list it.
2 Likes #8
If you have paid the £1.04 then its actually yours, ask them to throw it away
banned 2 Likes #9
you have paid the £1.04 you were meant to pay.

from there on what they do with the item is up to them.
#10
MANJ_007
If you have paid the £1.04 then its actually yours, ask them to throw it away


lol

Edit: A more constructive answer than lol...no, don't pay the £2.50. you have paid the £1.04, they will not have had an insertion fee having started at 99p and they can cancel the transaction and get their 10p final value fees back. They are just trying it on.

Edited By: sickly sweet on Oct 17, 2010 20:21: edit
#11
DangerGod
if it cost them that to relist,i would also be asking you to pay it since it was your fault. but seeing as they gave it the attitude.. i dont know.


But surely eBay don't charge £2.50 to sell a £1.04 item??

Met-Cast
Totally not for you to pay. If he's talking about the FVF he will get that back when he cancels the transaction!


Sorry what is the fvf? Even then it couldn't be £2.50 for something bought for £1.04. What difference does it make if I collect it or not (eBay fee wise I mean) when I have paid for it
#12
You paid the price for winning the auction (£1.04) I think that you should not be paying anything else!
#13
MANJ_007
If you have paid the £1.04 then its actually yours, ask them to throw it away

lol.
I know most wouldn't even pay the £1.04 but I said I would buy it so feel it is only fair. So couldnt believe the cheek when they said just give me £2.50 to cover the cost... And signed it kind regards!!!!
1 Like #14
E-mail them back and tell them your going to collect it - soon...
1 Like #15
if its causing so much grief and uve paid the £1.04 just ask them to send it then sell it urself, or if their getting threatening by saying they'll report u, tell them ull report them, uve paid and not recieved the item!!!
#16
They should have just mutually agreed to cancel the transaction with you rather than you pay as they have paid Paypal fees and FVF BUT having said that as it stands you've given them money for nothing so i've no idea what they are complaining about.

I'd neg them :D
banned#17
You'd neg them?

OP caused this problem by not asking questions before bidding.
#18
kelz29
if its causing so much grief and uve paid the £1.04 just ask them to send it then sell it urself, or if their getting threatening by saying they'll report u, tell them ull report them, uve paid and not recieved the item!!!


Nice one...I love this site, I knew you would all make me smile :D oh and I did tell them to report me to give the eBay feedback team a laugh.... Bl***y cheek of some people (_;)
#19
slamdunkin
You'd neg them?OP caused this problem by not asking questions before bidding.

Generally i'd agree BUT in this case the OP has paid for the item they won and the seller is trying to extort money out of them,so yes i'd neg them.
[mod]#20
dcx_badass
I think your an idiot and should stop messing people around, don't bid if you're not prepared to go through with it.


They paid for it!!!! Whose the idiot??
#21
Slamdunkin that is why I paid. I didn't see the item until the last minute so didn't get chance to ask. It was advertised as a tv/ computer storage unit but didn't fit a 32 in tv in. Not a reasonable size tv to expect will fit.... Hmmmm just had a thank you back... Something tells me they are watching this site... Are you going to own up???
#22
id tell them to get lost, youve paid so technically its yours anyway. you should say if you sell it again can you send me the money lol
#23
I think the seller is taking the pee. You've paid them end of story. Seems pathetic considering the value!
banned#24
was it pick up in person?


Do they live close by?
banned#25
you may have paid for it, but to be fair they still have the item to get rid of, just go collect it and sell it yourself, freecycle it, or bin it, that is for you to do not them
#26
dcx_badass
I think your an idiot and should stop messing people around, don't bid if you're not prepared to go through with it.


No need really. I told them immediately the situation that I needed to know the size and have paid. To be fair the item was worth a lot more. If it is a case of getting rid of it they should just freecycle it. I put a desk on a few days ago and had 10 replies to it and got it collected straight away.
1 Like #27
I doubt the seller would have wanted to have sold it for a quid anyway,they are probably glad the OP didn't want it.
#28
slamdunkin
was it pick up in person?


Do they live close by?


Yes and No about 20 miles away, and working and 3 children under 6 it is difficult to get to but I would have if it was suitable

sassie
you may have paid for it, but to be fair they still have the item to get rid of, just go collect it and sell it yourself, freecycle it, or bin it, that is for you to do not them


I thought they would have been glad to not have sold it for £1.04. I've had people refuse me before when I have won at this price. Also do they not do second chance offers when the runner up has a chance to buy? They are not bothered about me collecting it they are asking for £2.50 to cover fees

Edited By: wookiemummy on Oct 17, 2010 20:46: Update
banned#29
wookiemummy
slamdunkin
was it pick up in person?


Do they live close by?


No about 20 miles away, and working and 3 children under 6 it is difficult to get to but I would have if it was suitable

sassie
you may have paid for it, but to be fair they still have the item to get rid of, just go collect it and sell it yourself, freecycle it, or bin it, that is for you to do not them


I thought they would have been glad to not have sold it for £1.04. I've had people refuse me before when I have won at this price. Also do they not do second chance offers when the runner up has a chance to buy? They are not bothered about me collecting it they are asking for £2.50 to cover fees


so how do you know it wasnt on a buy it now price plus auction too, hence the higher fees, just a thought, to be honest i couldnt be arsed with all this, i would pay, collect and get rid of myself
#30
by the sounds of things it would of been collection, so why not go and pick up ( seems as youve paid anyway ) and then if its no good to you then take it to your local charity shop .........then everyones happy !.............ps i agree btw about them being out of order asking for money to relist etc ;)
#31
I accept we all make mistakes,so in the past when a bidder has no longer wanted the item as long as they reimburse me the actual money lost i don't lose sleep over it.

Ask them for a breakdown of the 2.50 charge they want you to pay.
#32
That's why I paid sassie so I could be fair. That was the tone of my previous message it is just daft , the fees couldn't have been more than about 20p. I apologised as I knew I shouldn't back out but it would probably cost me 2 hours of my time and £10 fuel. I never wanted the item once I knew it was too small , they must have wanted more than that for it. There was no buy it now price, and surely you wouldn't have a buy it now price of £1.04 to be charged £2.50.
#33
The most the buy it now fee would have been is 40p plus the FVF and Paypal,you're still only talking about 80p in total.
#34
The costs to the seller...
Listing fee - 0p as it's free to list at 99p
Final Value Fee - 10p but upon cancellation of the transaction this will be refunded
Paypal fees - about 15p to receive the money you sent them.

So the seller is already quids in (well, just under a quid!).
No need to send another £2.50.

Maybe in your next reply to them list these charges and ask where the £2.50 comes from.
banned#35
wookiemummy
That's why I paid sassie so I could be fair. That was the tone of my previous message it is just daft , the fees couldn't have been more than about 20p. I apologised as I knew I shouldn't back out but it would probably cost me 2 hours of my time and £10 fuel. I never wanted the item once I knew it was too small , they must have wanted more than that for it. There was no buy it now price, and surely you wouldn't have a buy it now price of £1.04 to be charged £2.50.


i dint mean abuy it price of £1-04, they may have had a starting price of 0.99p and a buy it now price of say £40, once someone puts in a bid the buy it now price is removed, anyway good luck in whatever happens
#36
I'm not replying anymore. I can sleep easy as morally I think I did the right thing.

Sassie I hadn't realised that a buy it now was removed but looking at what sickly sweet put they still haven't lost out... Although in this situation paypal and eBay have won all round!

Thanks for your replies folks, even the ones I didn't want to hear (_;)
1 Like #37
I personally freecycle if I want to get rid of something.. I'm not that tight!!
#38
Not read all the thread OP but we sold a large mirror to a newish member a while ago and they did not realise it was pick up only.They phoned to say of their mistake as they lived 100's of miles away and could not pick up.I said not a problem but to get listing fees back we would have to go through ebay.Cannot think at the mo how its done.They were very sorry as they did not read the listing through and saw the mirror,liked it and bid within seconds to go.I would not send an invoice so the next day a lovely letter arrived saying how sorry they were and a £5.00 note in side for the cost of the mirror and to donate the mirror to charity.So the mirror was donated to the local hospice shop.
1 Like #39
Lol, I like the comeback... I'm an idiot and a timewaster and you're tight. Think we'll leave it at that (_;)
#40
You have paid for the item, therefore its now yours and they should not sell it as it no longer belongs to them unless they provide you with a refund.

Ask them to destroy the item as you no longer require it.

Problem solved.

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