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JACKIT99 Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
had a £900 bike on ebay and it sells ,then i get an email saying:

Hi,asked my wife to put a bid of £soo on your bike,unfortunately she pressed buy it now! This is a geniune mistake which has never happened before so please retract the bid. You can see from my feedback that i am a geniune buyer.Any problems please feel free to contact me on

im not confinised as it clearly says again confirm buy it now at the end of the ebay page,sounds to me like he's bluffing
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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[mod] 1 Like #1
Report him for non-payment.
banned 4 Likes #2
Sounds more like the wife saw the price after he bought it!
#3
no issue, there is an option somewhere to cancel it out, u should get your listing fees back, and simply list it again.

This kinda thing can happens, just imagine if u did it
#4
Chalk it down as experience on good old Ebay. Usually they are a bit more imaginative then to blame the wife. He's obviously changed his mind and doesn't want to go through with the sale. There's nothing you can do, yes you can report him but for what reason? Ebay wont have him arrested or anything. The worst thing about it is that of course you can check his feedback and of course it will be perfect because even though he has shafted you. You cant leave negative or even neutral feedback to say this guy does not pay. ironically he can leave you bad feedback. If I were you I would concentrate on getting your fees back and get it relisted
[mod]#5
moore8377
Chalk it down as experience on good old Ebay. Usually they are a bit more imaginative then to blame the wife. He's obviously changed his mind and doesn't want to go through with the sale. There's nothing you can do, yes you can report him but for what reason? Ebay wont have him arrested or anything. The worst thing about it is that of course you can check his feedback and of course it will be perfect because even though he has shafted you. You cant leave negative or even neutral feedback to say this guy does not pay. ironically he can leave you bad feedback. If I were you I would concentrate on getting your fees back and get it relisted


Although once they do it a few times there account will be closed. Also the buyer can't leave a neg as a non paying bidder.
#6
don't you have to accidentally click BUY IT NOW, and then accidentally click COMMIT TO BUY
#7
i have just had a npb and reported it and got my fees back..she got a strike and her account closed..she is now trading again..and i cant find anywhere where it says she has been a npb. Seems unfair that i can now just leave her pos fback?
1 Like #8
Ebay the Buyers paradise & the sellers Hell.
#9
fwibble
don't you have to accidentally click BUY IT NOW, and then accidentally click COMMIT TO BUY

Either that or very dumb wifey :whistling:
#10
Seriously guys,when ebay stopped Sellers from given Fair Neg feedbacks you must have known what ebay would become like.
#11
WheresMeNuts
Ebay the Buyers paradise & the sellers Hell.


+1
I think they should have this thing for stuff over £500 to buy it you have to send a 10% deposit though paypal or at least leave number and adress so people wont fanny around
[mod]#12
You can do it so that immediate payment is required. Not much use if you want cash on collection for a bike though.
#13
Just sell it on gumtree instead - cash on collection only

(yes, I know eBay own them)

Or try it on FS/FT here.
#14
Syzable
You can do it so that immediate payment is required. Not much use if you want cash on collection for a bike though.

only wanted cash on collection so would save on pp fees
#15
TUSSFC
Just sell it on gumtree instead - cash on collection only

(yes, I know eBay own them)

Or try it on FS/FT here.

Ebay would of allready charged me from sale to be able to relist,i tryed a few sites like that first though
#16
fwibble
don't you have to accidentally click BUY IT NOW, and then accidentally click COMMIT TO BUY

he said he told his wife who hadn't been on ebay before to bid 500 and she pressed buy it now by mistake
#17
JACKIT99
fwibble
don't you have to accidentally click BUY IT NOW, and then accidentally click COMMIT TO BUY

he said he told his wife who hadn't been on ebay before to bid 500 and she pressed buy it now by mistake


I assume it was an auction with BIN? What was the starting price of the auction and did you have a reserve?

Is £500 a fair price? If so, offer to sell to him at that price, cash on collection. Cancel the auction first and then do the sale outside of ebay. I know people generally dont like doing this, but as it's a cash sale anyway, eBay doesn't really offer either of you any protection. So may as well keep it a private sale.

That assumes £500 is a good price (if you had a no reserve auction and it ended at this - would you have gone through with the final price?) ... and that he is serious about the £500 bid!
#18
Have you had a look at this buyers previous bids ? you may find he's bought another bike or even bid on one & not paid as well.

http://www.goofbay.com/
#19
TUSSFC
JACKIT99
fwibble
don't you have to accidentally click BUY IT NOW, and then accidentally click COMMIT TO BUY

he said he told his wife who hadn't been on ebay before to bid 500 and she pressed buy it now by mistake


I assume it was an auction with BIN? What was the starting price of the auction and did you have a reserve?

Is £500 a fair price? If so, offer to sell to him at that price, cash on collection. Cancel the auction first and then do the sale outside of ebay. I know people generally dont like doing this, but as it's a cash sale anyway, eBay doesn't really offer either of you any protection. So may as well keep it a private sale.

That assumes £500 is a good price (if you had a no reserve auction and it ended at this - would you have gone through with the final price?) ... and that he is serious about the £500 bid!

Very good point.For the Buyer to have said he told the wife to bid £500 Max then you must have been willing to accept £500 or you would at least have had a Reserve on it.Like TussFC said,If you are happy with £500 then tell buyer this & you will probably still hear the Buyer make-up some excuse.
#20
TUSSFC
JACKIT99
fwibble
don't you have to accidentally click BUY IT NOW, and then accidentally click COMMIT TO BUY

he said he told his wife who hadn't been on ebay before to bid 500 and she pressed buy it now by mistake


I assume it was an auction with BIN? What was the starting price of the auction and did you have a reserve?

Is £500 a fair price? If so, offer to sell to him at that price, cash on collection. Cancel the auction first and then do the sale outside of ebay. I know people generally dont like doing this, but as it's a cash sale anyway, eBay doesn't really offer either of you any protection. So may as well keep it a private sale.

That assumes £500 is a good price (if you had a no reserve auction and it ended at this - would you have gone through with the final price?) ... and that he is serious about the £500 bid!

reserve was 650 and buy it now 900,i said he could offer me a price more towards bin price,i dont know how he thought he was going to win it for 500,when bin was almost double that and 6 bidders so far
#21
JACKIT99
TUSSFC
JACKIT99
fwibble
don't you have to accidentally click BUY IT NOW, and then accidentally click COMMIT TO BUY

he said he told his wife who hadn't been on ebay before to bid 500 and she pressed buy it now by mistake


I assume it was an auction with BIN? What was the starting price of the auction and did you have a reserve?

Is £500 a fair price? If so, offer to sell to him at that price, cash on collection. Cancel the auction first and then do the sale outside of ebay. I know people generally dont like doing this, but as it's a cash sale anyway, eBay doesn't really offer either of you any protection. So may as well keep it a private sale.

That assumes £500 is a good price (if you had a no reserve auction and it ended at this - would you have gone through with the final price?) ... and that he is serious about the £500 bid!

reserve was 650 and buy it now 900,i said he could offer me a price more towards bin price,i dont know how he thought he was going to win it for 500,when bin was almost double that and 6 bidders so far


Prob because he doesn't know your reserve? I hate auctions with reserves. Either do a BIN with Best Offer, or start the auction at a realistic price and pay the fees. 99p starts with £650 reserve is just pointless and puts bidders off IMO.
#22
Sometimes you have to give people the benefit of the doubt,it can be done by accident,i did it once many years ago on a desktop,the thing threw a wobbly and crashed whilst i was looking at something and the next thing i'd bought the item and i've no idea how,i offered to pay the seller any lost listing fees though so he/she wasn't out of pocket.

It happened to me again only a few weeks ago on my netbook,i clicked BIN by accident,but luckily it was immediate payment so it was okay,it never went through.
#23
Having read further i see it's a different scenario to mine.
#24
deb8z
Sometimes you have to give people the benefit of the doubt,it can be done by accident,i did it once many years ago on a desktop,the thing threw a wobbly and crashed whilst i was looking at something and the next thing i'd bought the item and i've no idea how,i offered to pay the seller any lost listing fees though so he/she wasn't out of pocket.

It happened to me again only a few weeks ago on my netbook,i clicked BIN by accident,but luckily it was immediate payment so it was okay,it never went through.

assuming this is the case ,how do i list again for free without putting a record on the buyers account? just have a feeling he will through a wobbly if i do
[mod]#25
JACKIT99
deb8z
Sometimes you have to give people the benefit of the doubt,it can be done by accident,i did it once many years ago on a desktop,the thing threw a wobbly and crashed whilst i was looking at something and the next thing i'd bought the item and i've no idea how,i offered to pay the seller any lost listing fees though so he/she wasn't out of pocket.

It happened to me again only a few weeks ago on my netbook,i clicked BIN by accident,but luckily it was immediate payment so it was okay,it never went through.

assuming this is the case ,how do i list again for free without putting a record on the buyers account? just have a feeling he will through a wobbly if i do


Send a mutual cancellation request.
#26
deb8z
Sometimes you have to give people the benefit of the doubt,it can be done by accident,i did it once many years ago on a desktop,the thing threw a wobbly and crashed whilst i was looking at something and the next thing i'd bought the item and i've no idea how,i offered to pay the seller any lost listing fees though so he/she wasn't out of pocket.

It happened to me again only a few weeks ago on my netbook,i clicked BIN by accident,but luckily it was immediate payment so it was okay,it never went through.
Can i have your ebay user name to add to my banned list :D You can make mistakes if you don't read & keep pressing Next/Confirm Buttons.I think this seller asking his wife to bid £500 never knew what the £900 Buy it now button meant :-/

Edited By: WheresMeNuts on Jan 17, 2011 10:35
#27
Very strange,seems as though it was real,he's spoken to wifey and can go to 650 so might be on to something here
#28
WheresMeNuts
deb8z
Sometimes you have to give people the benefit of the doubt,it can be done by accident,i did it once many years ago on a desktop,the thing threw a wobbly and crashed whilst i was looking at something and the next thing i'd bought the item and i've no idea how,i offered to pay the seller any lost listing fees though so he/she wasn't out of pocket.It happened to me again only a few weeks ago on my netbook,i clicked BIN by accident,but luckily it was immediate payment so it was okay,it never went through.
Can i have your ebay user name to add to my banned list :D You can make mistakes if you don't read & keep pressing Next/Confirm Buttons.I think this seller asking his wife to bid £500 never knew what the £900 Buy it now button meant :-/


When i first posted I hadn't yet read the other info the OP posted,as i said above,it's a different scenario,
#29
JACKIT99
Very strange,seems as though it was real,he's spoken to wifey and can go to 650 so might be on to something here

What's it worth? Seems he has (accidently or by design) got you to tell him the reserve price, and is willing to match it. Would you get more than £650 by relisting? In which case ebay should refund your fees......
#30
deb8z
WheresMeNuts
deb8z
Sometimes you have to give people the benefit of the doubt,it can be done by accident,i did it once many years ago on a desktop,the thing threw a wobbly and crashed whilst i was looking at something and the next thing i'd bought the item and i've no idea how,i offered to pay the seller any lost listing fees though so he/she wasn't out of pocket.It happened to me again only a few weeks ago on my netbook,i clicked BIN by accident,but luckily it was immediate payment so it was okay,it never went through.
Can i have your ebay user name to add to my banned list :D You can make mistakes if you don't read & keep pressing Next/Confirm Buttons.I think this seller asking his wife to bid £500 never knew what the £900 Buy it now button meant :-/



When i first posted I hadn't yet read the other info the OP posted,as i said above,it's a different scenario,
Was only joking with ya Deb8z :-)
#31
ebay selling attracts the real subnormal village idiots and then makes you feel the idiot if you do sell(when you see the bill)

thanks for the laugh

Edited By: effingandjeffing on Jan 17, 2011 14:06

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