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Seller making excuses to complete sale.. what to do?

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What happens if you buy a bargain on eBay but seller turns around and says 'Sorry not for sale anymore' or a similar excuse, and then offers a refund? Has this ever happened to anyone? Read More
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
What happens if you buy a bargain on eBay but seller turns around and says 'Sorry not for sale anymore' or a similar excuse, and then offers a refund?

Has this ever happened to anyone?
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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#1
nuthing you can do except leave bad feedback

end of thread
suspended#2
Then the order gets cancelled.....
#3
Does this mean any seller can do this?
That's a shame :( Really want the item, not money
banned#4
Seller can do it, all you can do is leave negative and help others avoid the seller
banned#5
Offer them a higher price if you really want it, I've done this quite a few times and it works.
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Does this mean any seller can do this?
That's a shame :( Really want the item, not money


Yes the seller can do this as long for any item, although it's better if they have a good reason for it such as the item being broken.
Isn't there another seller selling the item you are looking for?
#7
DarkKnight
Yes the seller can do this as long for any item, although it's better if they have a good reason for it such as the item being broken.
Isn't there another seller selling the item you are looking for?


Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't think I'll find a similar bargain anytime soon.
Basically I won a £50 PSN for £7.50...
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Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't think I'll find a similar bargain anytime soon.
Basically I won a £50 PSN for £7.50...


If there's a way to report them to ebay, I'd do so. I rarely use it anymore so don't know what the procedures are now. At the end of the day though, the seller should have put a reserve on it if they weren't willing to let it go for less than a set amount. It's very unlikely you'll get your purchase, but I'd fight it out a bit and see if you can get a result! Request their contact information from ebay and call them directly, maybe they'll buckle if put on the spot!
#9
cookiemonster83
If there's a way to report them to ebay, I'd do so. I rarely use it anymore so don't know what the procedures are now. At the end of the day though, the seller should have put a reserve on it if they weren't willing to let it go for less than a set amount. It's very unlikely you'll get your purchase, but I'd fight it out a bit and see if you can get a result! Request their contact information from ebay and call them directly, maybe they'll buckle if put on the spot!


Thanks I will do. Given they have 100% feedback I'll try to threaten a negative aswell. There was no reserve and they even stated 'no reserve' in listing.
#10
ele-font
Thanks I will do. Given they have 100% feedback I'll try to threaten a negative aswell. There was no reserve and they even stated 'no reserve' in listing.


http://shop.ebay.co.uk/ebayadvsearch/__W0QQ_advZ1QQ_sofindtypeZ9?_rdc=1#ContactInfo

That's the page to request their contact info. It'll be emailed (instantly, I believe) to your email account registered with ebay :thumbsup:
#11
well i bought an iphone 3gs 32gb BNS unlocked for £300, seller refunded the next day and tried to get me to cancel the transaction...i refused, so you could do the same. He wont get the fees refunded
#12
Yeah dont cancel transaction. Negative feedback. And report
#13
robappleby89
Yeah dont cancel transaction. Negative feedback. And report


+1 - definitely report it. I bought some ink last year for printer which was selling really cheaply. Ordered more when they arrived as they were genuine but they obviously noticed they were selling them too cheaply and said they weren't for sale anymore (funnily enough). I reported and ebay stated if they get so many strikes they are then suspended. Everyone who had bought the ink complained so they were suspended. Worth a try as they may have done it with other people.
suspended#14
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Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't think I'll find a similar bargain anytime soon.
Basically I won a £50 PSN for £7.50...


Lol, how did it sell for so low?
So obviously what's happened is the seller has checked his Ebay and gone "WTF?" and made up an excuse to cancel, otherwise he loses more than £40.
#15
The report section is under inappropiate trading behaviour,then seller non performance

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/buy/report-trading.html

You'll have to also send them the email in which the seller refuses to sell,the seller will then get a strike on their account (in a similar way a non paying bidder gets a strike)

You can't force them to sell,all you can do is report them and leave neg
#16
If the seller had any sense, he would say it got lost in the post.
#17
Just wait until he trys to sell it again, put in a massive bid and then just don't pay!

Childish, but no different to what he has done to you!
suspended#18
NatD
Just wait until he trys to sell it again, put in a massive bid and then just don't pay!

Childish, but no different to what he has done to you!


Then you would get an unpaid strike.
#19
Oh and don't "threaten" him with a neg, ebay don't like that.

Just report as a NPS and neg and move on. He should have paid the fees and started it higher if he wanted more, his fault.
#20
DarkKnight
Then you would get an unpaid strike.


Personally, I would set up a dummy account, or a couple, and do it that way!

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