Found 12th Apr 2010
Ok so sold a car on Ebay. The winning bidder is brand new user, no feedback, and the address he gave me is an estate agents in London. (I understand all this could be genuine) BUT something doesn't feel right.
What are my options? Ideally i would love to sell to the second chance offer, who can collect and pay straight away and lives local. Any advice please.

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Sell to the 2nd chance?
Can't you limit who bids?

Original Poster

Carley;8349898

Has the winner been in contact?


The listing ended about an hour ago, he was bidding right at the end second, so i messaged him straight away and he ain't replied as of yet.

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thesaint;8349901

Sell to the 2nd chance?Can't you limit who bids?


Ok so i sell to the 2nd chance offer, what happens with the winning bidder then?

Banned

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DJ1;8349924

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And your a tom tanker Congrats, your missus's ideal night in

watch buyer dont pay paypal and then say never got teh car, common scam with stuff that has to collected as you can prove to paypal they did collect

Cancel his bid and say you don't accept people with no feedback?

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DIVA1977;8349944

watch buyer dont pay paypal and then say never got teh car, common scam … watch buyer dont pay paypal and then say never got teh car, common scam with stuff that has to collected as you can prove to paypal they did collect


Ok so how do i prevent this?

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munnski;8349956

Cancel his bid and say you don't accept people with no feedback?


How lol? I need step by step instructions! :w00t:

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Carley;8349959

value of car?


Only £370.

A new ebayer won a motorcycle I was selling (registered in poland) I thought it was very dodgy and had no contact that evening. Any how next evening contacted me and picked up the following evening. Was as good as gold. I was on the verge of giving to 2nd chance bidder.

Be patient they might not be able to answer straight away.

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stiffnuts;8350006

A new ebayer won a motorcycle I was selling (registered in poland) I … A new ebayer won a motorcycle I was selling (registered in poland) I thought it was very dodgy and had no contact that evening. Any how next evening contacted me and picked up the following evening. Was as good as gold. I was on the verge of giving to 2nd chance bidder.Be patient they might not be able to answer straight away.


Yes i will do this then, i don't want to miff genuine people off, just being honest saying its seems fishy thats all.

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it is so annoying, they can somehow manage to bid at the last second, but cant respond to a message
When i was selling some seasonably expensive bits, i manually kept kicking off any dodgy bidders, but you always get one sneeks in the last second

Original Poster

Soooo i'll give him 24hrs. If no payment, contact, collection by then what happens next?

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Carley;8350046

sniper bid maybe?



probably, but you think people with zero or very low feedback wouldnt do all that last second, sniper bidding (I never have, i might manually bid close to end, never used a sniper service)

Either way, shame you cant ban low feedback bidders, but ebay doesnt want people to (i know you can ban those with below zero, but not the control i want)

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jubbyme;8350029

it is so annoying, they can somehow manage to bid at the last second, but … it is so annoying, they can somehow manage to bid at the last second, but cant respond to a messageWhen i was selling some seasonably expensive bits, i manually kept kicking off any dodgy bidders, but you always get one sneeks in the last second



It's called sniping, really handy if you know you won't be around, or in bed, or incase you miss something you have your eye on. May not be a new person, you can have more than 1 ebay account, it's common.

An "snipe" means they may well bid at the last secong via a proxy but can't reply until the next day, it's very common, not a sole sign of a scammer or crap buyer.

Original Poster

Ok so no contact, no payment no replies to emails. What now?

You'd think if they had bid to win a car, they would be fairly swift in sorting out getting hold of it...

I don't get buyers sometimes. When I win, I want it now, so pay to get it.

Lulu'sMammy;8355061

Ok so no contact, no payment no replies to emails. What now?



Sell it to the 2nd person.
If the person who won it gets in contact, say it got stolen.

Browni;8355338

You'd think if they had bid to win a car, they would be fairly swift in … You'd think if they had bid to win a car, they would be fairly swift in sorting out getting hold of it...I don't get buyers sometimes. When I win, I want it now, so pay to get it.



+1 Seems a bit suspect that they haven't been in touch. Send them a message saying as you haven't heard from them by such and such a time you will be selling to another buyer who is waiting elsewhere. If they really want it they'll be in touch. If they don't get in touch you may have to let ebay know about the transaction being cancelled as they'll probably charge you a small fortune in the selling fees as well I would imagine?

Also for future use on anything you're selling put in your description at the bottom of the item that bidders with less than 10 to contact you before bidding. I've seen that a lot. At least if they contact you before they bid you have some details about them. Hope you get it sorted soon :thumbsup:

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kaks26;8355457

Also for future use on anything you're selling put in your description at … Also for future use on anything you're selling put in your description at the bottom of the item that bidders with less than 10 to contact you before bidding. I've seen that a lot. At least if they contact you before they bid you have some details about them. Hope you get it sorted soon :thumbsup:



That NEVER works, ever if someone is out to waste time do you think they care what your listing says? You can cancel their bids sure, won't stop a snipe.

Open a NPB dispute on day four and SCO it to the local guy.

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tinkerbell28;8355877

That NEVER works, ever if someone is out to waste time do you think they … That NEVER works, ever if someone is out to waste time do you think they care what your listing says? You can cancel their bids sure, won't stop a snipe.Open a NPB dispute on day four and SCO it to the local guy.


Do i have to wait till day 4? I really want it sorting whilst hubs is still here.
If i sell to the SCO now how do i prevent him starting a paypal dispute thing?

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Lulu'sMammy;8356444

Do i have to wait till day 4? I really want it sorting whilst hubs is … Do i have to wait till day 4? I really want it sorting whilst hubs is still here.If i sell to the SCO now how do i prevent him starting a paypal dispute thing?



Yeah day 4 for a NPB dispute, tbh if I were you I would just give a SCO and be done with it. He can't do a paypal dispute as he hasn't paid for it, he could report you as a non-performing seller, if you sell it before tying the issue up, but I wouldn't worry tbh, if you need it gone, you need it gone. Chances are if a timewaster/bid shielder he won't contact you again.
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