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Selling car on ebay what if they make an offer?

Goofeys Girl Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
We are selling a car on ebay for first time.
Reserve has been met. We offered paypal or cash on collection.
If they turn up we have 2 or 3 different people coming round tomorrow to look at it before the auction ends. We have not put a buy it now on just auction.
What do we do if someone asks what do we want for it or even offers a good price.
One person is coming about 60 miles to see it.
We want to do everything legitimately but not sure what to do. If we just say no you will have to put bid in and they then come a few days later and pay cash not paypal is there a place on ebay where i can say they have paid cash.
Thanks for any help.
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
What?

You are ranting

Take a deep breath and start over.
1 Like #2
We had a similar issue when we sold our caravan on ebay, had to tell everyone when they visited "no offers" it goes to final bid price, end of.
1 Like #3
if they come to view and make an offer your happy with just accept it and close the auction early simple:)

bought and sold plenty of cars on ebay like this
1 Like #4
If someone comes around tommrrow with the cash in hand, and makes a good offer, take the offer and then justy cancel your listing on ebay.

That is what everyone does now to save paying the EBAY final costs.

Rick
#5
Got a car on ebay that is sellng auction style not buy it now.
Will end late tomorrow night.
Some people are coming round tomorrow who have seen it on ebay to look at it.
What if they just want to make an offer then. One in particular is coming from Norwich so my guess is he will not want to go home to then bid and return if he wins it.
Do we have to tell him he must wait till the end of the auction.
We have said we will accept paypal or cash on collection. If someone ends up paying cash do we just let ebay now so they can take their fee.
Hope it makes sense.
1 Like #6
We offered paypal or cash on collection.


You should never offer paypal on items that are not posted!!!!
#7
quizmaniac
if they come to view and make an offer your happy with just accept it and close the auction early simple:)

bought and sold plenty of cars on ebay like this



Is that legit...i thought once someone had made a bid you could not retract it.
#8
ilovepink
You should never offer paypal on items that are not posted!!!!


Oh ..didnt know that quite a lot of other cars have done it as well. Is that just because we will have a fee or is there some other sinister reason. Obviously if cash is given thats great but once someone puts money in your paypal can they get it back. i thought it would be a safe way.
#9
Goofeys Girl
Oh ..didnt know that quite a lot of other cars have done it as well. Is that just because we will have a fee or is there some other sinister reason. Obviously if cash is given thats great but once someone puts money in your paypal can they get it back. i thought it would be a safe way.


buyer can go home and claim non received to paypal, look on ebay forums used to happen loads, i dont know if ebay clamped down on it but it was rife at one time scammers were just buying everything that was collection only paying via paypal and claiming the money back
#10
tinks is the best person on here to ask she knows a lot about ebay/paypal:thumbsup:
#11
ilovepink
buyer can go home and claim non received to paypal, look on ebay forums used to happen loads, i dont know if ebay clamped down on it but it was rife at one time scammers were just buying everything that was collection only paying via paypal and claiming the money back


Thanks will look into that. Might pm tinks if thats allowed.
1 Like #12
ilovepink
buyer can go home and claim non received to paypal, look on ebay forums used to happen loads, i dont know if ebay clamped down on it but it was rife at one time scammers were just buying everything that was collection only paying via paypal and claiming the money back


I didn't think that vehicles were included in the Item Not Received scenario. Probably best to check on Ebay.

If it was me I'd only take cash though. No risk of a charge back and no Paypal fees to pay.
#13
Evil_monkey
I didn't think that vehicles were included in the Item Not Received scenario. Probably best to check on Ebay.

If it was me I'd only take cash though. No risk of a charge back and no Paypal fees to pay.


maybe its changed now but i know people have been scammed by doing the pick up and paypal scam, thats why said ask tinks as i never sell on ebay anymore only buy x
#14
Goofeys Girl
Thanks will look into that. Might pm tinks if thats allowed.


im sure she wouldnt mind
1 Like #15
Ouch offering paypal... setting yourself up there. DO NOT accept paypal for anything you are not posting with tracking.
Personally i'd accept an offer and pull it from ebay.
1 Like #16
Goofeys Girl
Thanks will look into that. Might pm tinks if thats allowed.


tinkerbell28 :thumbsup:
#17
Thank you everyone i have repped you all.
#18
Correct me if i am wrong but if someone comes and makes a cash offer tomorrow before end of auction, if you accept the offer then make sure that you have 12 hours or more left on the auction listing as i think you cant end auction if less than 12 hours remain.
#19
We wont think they are coming in the afternoon and it ends late tomorrow night. i hate ebay.
#20
NEVER except paypal for motors IMO. TBH, it's your call as to what you do let the auction run or take cash if they offer it.

I would let it run, only end if you have a good amount of hard cash on the table, ebay MOTORS is slightly different if a buyer has contacted you or shown interest in the car you can "sell" it to them thus ending the listing, read here

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/motors-end-early.html
#21
thegroutch
this is just my 2 cents, and you can politely tell me where to go, but if you are selling on ebay, are you really supposed to be selling elsewhere at the same time?
if I was the one bidding on your car, and had the auction pulled at the last minute because you sold it to someone else, I'd be pretty annoyed
sure if you did the same sort of thing on this site you'd be slapped with a suspension/ban

anyway, I'd make sure as has been mentioned that it's more than 12 hours left, because you can't pull the auction after that, and if you sell off ebay and the auction runs to the end, you're setting yourself up for a big old negative feedback which will make things alot harder to sell in future


I think she meant she has people coming from ebay to view and what happens if she gets offered cash, that's the impression I got.

Motors is a different bag, she can end early to a negotiated interested party see link above^^^^^
banned#22
I sold a printing machine on ebay that invited offers and viewings. Had someone travel from 150 miles away, offered the full "buy it now price" with cash and drove away with it. i dont think they'd have appreciated if I'd said no I want the auction to end.. plus ebay got zero from me for selling fees. Deepjoy.
#23
tinkerbell28
I think she meant she has people coming from ebay to view and what happens if she gets offered cash, that's the impression I got.

Motors is a different bag, she can end early to a negotiated interested party see link above^^^^^


Yes thats what i meant we are not selling anywhere else just ebay but they may ask us what we would take, particularly the guy from norwich its miles away. I dont want to escape fees just feel really sorry having to turn him away if he is offering to pay.
#24
Tinks sorry to drag this on...if i read your link correctly i could even stop it within the 12 hours as it doesnt seem to get mentioned is that your understanding.
I dont want to rip ebay or paypal off, happy to pay any fees just not sure of correct rules.
#25
Goofeys Girl
Tinks sorry to drag this on...if i read your link correctly i could even stop it within the 12 hours as it doesnt seem to get mentioned is that your understanding.
I dont want to rip ebay or paypal off, happy to pay any fees just not sure of correct rules.


Yes, motors is all different, we did this recently we got a second car off ebay, very local and it was cheap for a nearly new car, turns out it was a local footballer who used it as a run around whilst his bashed up £££££££££ car was fixed.

We went and drove it, checked it over and made a cheeky offer we didn't think he would accept but he did and he closed it lol and all other offers were cancelled within 12 hours..
#26
tinkerbell28
Yes, motors is all different, we did this recently we got a second car off ebay, very local and it was cheap for a nearly new car, turns out it was a local footballer who used it as a run around whilst his bashed up £££££££££ car was fixed.

We went and drove it, checked it over and made a cheeky offer we didn't think he would accept but he did and he closed it lol and all other offers were cancelled within 12 hours..


Thanks thats how i read it.
Just spoke to paypal resolution center on the phone and the man there advised me not to use paypal as he said if someone claimed not to have received my car the first thing paypal would ask me for is a tracking number which i couldnt give. He actually advised me to take cash.
With that in mind do you know if i can remove paypal as an option, i have tried but dont think it will let me. I could put something in the written bit in large letters saying cash only and could contact any bidders up to now saying the same but obviously it would be better to take paypal off completely.
#27
The way i look at ebay now, (right or wrong, your call....) when selling cars, use ebay to get your customers and then take the cash when they come look at the car..

End the listing as the item is no longer for sale, and cancel the bid's...

Yes,,, its wrong and against policy.... but look at the ebay charges on the final seller fees..

As long as you state in your advert the car is advertised else where and you have the right to withdraw, that seems to be ok...

Even if you win an item, legally the seller does not have to sell it to you anyway.
banned#28
toshapetriji
What?

You are ranting

Take a deep breath and start over.


lmao :p
#29
A few years ago I bought a £17,500 vehicle using PayPal. The seller & I met in advance (when I viewed the vehicle) & I left a small deposit. I then went back home & sent the balance by PayPal & went back a few days later (after I had arranged insurance) to drive the vehicle back home.

I had no intention of stating I never received the item, but I appreciate that somebody may do.

(I subsequently sold the vehicle a few years later & the buyer paid in cash into my bank account without even seeing it! But again, I acknowledge this kind of transaction is an exception rather than a rule!)


This aside, it may be the case that removing the option of PayPal may cause you to lose some bids & reduce the final selling price. You are, effectively, changing the terms of the auction. As you mentioned you may wish to contact each bidder so far to explain this & you may well find some, if not all, the bids are then retracted.

I would advise you to leave the auction as it is (with the PayPal option available).

Whether the winner wishes to pay by PayPal, or not, prepare a note in advance of the collection of the vehicle that states the vehicle details, your name & address, the winner's name & address, both of your eBay member names, & the price paid/payment method used. Leave a space for your & the buyer's signature as well as the date of collection.

Print two copies of this & ensure you & the buyer sign both of these. Hand one to the buyer & retain the other.

If there are any issues thereafter you have this to send by facsimile transmission to PayPal as proof of transfer of ownership.

BFN,

fp.

PS. There is no way I would give PayPal any more commission of the magnitude associated with the vehicle I bought previously. They have messed me around so many times since; asking for my opinion in disputed claims & then completely ignoring it, and failing to let me update my credit card details for almost 12 months before I just closed my account due to their inability to provide any kind of service whatsoever.

I hope you have taken into account the eBay fees and the PayPal fees. As both together can cut a sizeable hole into any profit you may make in a sale of any item but especially a vehicle where the final selling price is typically going to be one of the larger value items you may sell via your eBay/PayPal account(s).
#30
fanpages, anything other than a tracking number and paypal wont want to know
#31
For future ref, you don't have to take or add pp to the listing for motors, now it's on the listing, not a lot you can do.

I expect people will come with cash in hand anyway, under NO circumstances should you take it if offered, as the risk of cb and reversal or INR is too high.

Op is doing the right thing I feel here ending it through the bay as there will be less than 12 hours to go, so the auction will have to run, if the highest bidder then gets crappy op will have fvf anyway.
#32
it aint this one is it ?

230451057921
#33
ilovepink
fanpages, anything other than a tracking number and paypal wont want to know


In my experience (on two occasions) even with a tracking number they take the side of the buyer.

BFN,

fp.
#34
fanpages
In my experience (on two occasions) even with a tracking number they take the side of the buyer.

BFN,

fp.


For inr? Not anymore I'll think you'll find anyway it's irrelevant pp should not be taken for motors, period.
#35
tinkerbell28
For inr? Not anymore I'll think you'll find anyway it's irrelevant pp should not be taken for motors, period.


What is "inr"?

If you are dealing with a motor trader then why can you not use PayPal?

BFN,

fp.

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