Found 31st May 2009
Hi I was bidding on a guitar hero world tour drum kit which said free P + P but after I bid i realised it was only collection (130 miles away). It is now too late to retract my bid, so i contacted the seller and he has said he can give it to a courier for £20 but this leaves the total price at £5 less than retail price. And i dont really want to pay that much.
I know it is my fault and i should pay for it etc, but how do we work out postage charges do i have to fork out whatever he wants me to pay?

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How about YOU arrange the pickup via courier?
Comes you a lot cheaper that way
(only about 7 to 8 pounds depending on which one you use)

Of course the seller has to agree to it first...
If he doesn´t, you´ll have to pay of course.

i would pay as i would feel guilty.

you could tell him not having the item and he can start a dispute.
He cant leave you a neg though you deserve it.

Original Poster

wow thanks for quick replies. i know i deserve it but id still like to avoid a £20 charge. how difficult is it to arrange a courier?

cherishu2;5363220

i would pay as i would feel guilty.you could tell him not having the item … i would pay as i would feel guilty.you could tell him not having the item and he can start a dispute. He cant leave you a neg though you deserve it.



Is charging £20 for a courier when it can be done for £7 or £8 right?

jknoxville;5363228

wow thanks for quick replies. i know i deserve it but id still like to … wow thanks for quick replies. i know i deserve it but id still like to avoid a £20 charge. how difficult is it to arrange a courier?



try parcel2go.
not that hard.

Met-Cast;5363232

try parcel2go.not that hard.




Yep :thumbsup:
I use parcel2go and parcel4delivery all the time.
Great service and easy to use

Original Poster

Met-Cast;5363232

try parcel2go.not that hard.



ok thanks, does it have to be a courier, i mean will normal post not do it, i really dont know anything about this so anyway. BTW ill give u all rep just want to get this sorted quick, i might be ok as auction hasnt ended yet, so someone might outbid me. ill have a look at some couriers thanks :thumbsup:

Normal post costs more than a courier plus he would have to carry the kit to the PO
and I´m sure he´s not up for that. I know I wouldn´t be...

EDIT: if it hasn´t ended yet, why haven´t you just withdrawn the bid as soon as you saw that it´s pickup only?

As above, shop around with couriers and propse this to to him. I'm sure he will agree as he knows you have made a genuine mistake. If not, fingers crossed you get outbid.

Good luck.

ask seller to withdraw your bid?

jknoxville;5363244

ok thanks, does it have to be a courier, i mean will normal post not do … ok thanks, does it have to be a courier, i mean will normal post not do it, i really dont know anything about this so anyway. BTW ill give u all rep just want to get this sorted quick, i might be ok as auction hasnt ended yet, so someone might outbid me. ill have a look at some couriers thanks :thumbsup:



it hasn't ended? retract your bid? :thumbsup:

Remember he may want packaging and other costs..

cherishu2;5363220

i would pay as i would feel guilty.you could tell him not having the item … i would pay as i would feel guilty.you could tell him not having the item and he can start a dispute. He cant leave you a neg though you deserve it.



if you dont like the price, suggest you pay for relisting costs and ask him to cancel sale. he may be obliging. otherwise pay and be wiser next time, have paid for that mistake myself.

Original Poster

I cant retract i bid this morning its past 1 hour ive already tried. Now the seller doesnt seem to be replying. Thanks for the parcel2go suggestion they've quoted me under £7.
BTW thanks so much all of you i appreciate this.
I've contacted him and said i can arrange a courier.
If i put dimensions that are bigger than actual dimensions it will be ok right? as i dont know exact box dimensions i am just guessing 1m x 50cm x 20cm (anyone out there know the dimensions??? lol)

Ive just been stern with him and said:
1. withdraw my bid
or
2. I will arrange a courier

this will cause him no hassle

Mardyass: are you sure he can withdraw my bid, if so this would probably be best.
thanks again

Original Poster

Oh its ok now someone outbid me!
thats that sorted then. Thanks for all your help anyway, you were very helpful, and i know im an idiot lol. rep on the way

yes seller can retract your bid for you at any point of auction

^ Agreed, you should have been kissing the persons ass not making demands

I am glad it's all worked out well in the end though.

i think its when u see free post its a little off putting maybe there should be a way of putting collection only in the top part and not just free when i see free i always double check cos there is somtimes things in the listing insted of at the top, glad it worked out well for you and for him

Original Poster

SABJ;5363750

i think its when u see free post its a little off putting maybe there … i think its when u see free post its a little off putting maybe there should be a way of putting collection only in the top part and not just free when i see free i always double check cos there is somtimes things in the listing insted of at the top, glad it worked out well for you and for him


yes thats exactly what happened

tinkerbell28;5363654

Wow it's buyers like you which mean sellers should be able to neg, If you … Wow it's buyers like you which mean sellers should be able to neg, If you had of won, YOU make a mistake and write an email like that TELLING the seller what they are going to do, unbelievable.Maybe the seller had collection only due to not having sufficient packaging or the time to wait for a courier, and you got snotty and expected him to do this out of thin air, wow.


and no i didnt demand anything or expect him to obey me or something I only offered the suggestions, It may have looked like i was demanding it on here but i just summed it up.
I know that if he doesnt want to comply he doesnt have to as i made the mistake but by the sounds of some of the posts here he was also in the wrong by claiming £20 for a courier. Anyway i'm glad it was simply resolved. wont happen again I assure you.

The seller was at fault, he ticked the wrong boxes when listing. Should have been forced to send it for freeeee :lol:
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