eBay mispricing...

Someone has alerted me to an obvious misprice on eBay.

A seller has 500 laptops that he's selling for 'Buy it Now' of £30...

Yes, it could be a scam (and probably is), but I was wondering does anyone know eBay's policy on mispricing?

Can the seller remove the items if they've been paid for?
Is the seller allowed to change the price mid way through, if items have been paid for?

33 Comments

LOL. errrrr.............SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!!

No other way to describe it, it will not be a misprice. Either someone on the con or a hijacked account.

As for the other 2 questions then no as a contract has been formed.

As SY says ^^^

Ebay doesn't have a policy on mis-pricing as they are only a venue. They will always pass the buck.

Not even worth thinking about OP, not worth your precious time.

Are you seriously thinking about buying a laptop off Ebay ??
If so you need to be extremely alert and streetwise.

Please take care

Original Poster

hottoshop

As SY says ^^^Ebay doesn't have a policy on mis-pricing as they are only … As SY says ^^^Ebay doesn't have a policy on mis-pricing as they are only a venue. They will always pass the buck.Not even worth thinking about OP, not worth your precious time.Are you seriously thinking about buying a laptop off Ebay ??If so you need to be extremely alert and streetwise.Please take care



Good God NO!

I did buy a PC off their, but that was from a proper HP outlet seller (I checked and double checked).

I was just curious on the "legality" of it.

As Syzable said, I suspect a hijacked account...

+ what person has 500 laptops to sell,dodgy

Mis-price or not, no one can be forced to sell a product.

add-man

+ what person has 500 laptops to sell,dodgy



Me. :w00t:

Just car jacked a PC World lorry.

Meet me in South Mimms services.........i'll do you Special Price....ya??? Also sell you a 22 carat gold watch, normally retails for £799...........yours for £10. :giggle:

thesaint

Mis-price or not, no one can be forced to sell a product.



Actually, a legally binding contract is formed through a purchase on eBay and if you don't honour it then you can be pursued succesfully through the court for damages. It has happened.

Banned

item no?

Syzable

Actually, a legally binding contract is formed through a purchase on eBay … Actually, a legally binding contract is formed through a purchase on eBay and if you don't honour it then you can be pursued succesfully through the court for damages. It has happened.



I know that(Legally binding contract), but as I said ,no one can be forced to sell a product.

Original Poster

ROKO

item no?



I tried posting the link, but the forum kept messing with the address.

Is it OK to post the item no.?

You are not allowed to post a link ,but giving the item number is okay.

Original Poster

item no. 330187280901

Joe Scaramanga

item no. 330187280901



You're all too late........i've brought them all. :giggle: Especially at 50p Postage.

Edit - Wow, 50 people have already gone for it.

Well 50 have gone........

Seller's payment instructions
please allow 21 days for delivery, thank you.


Gives enough time to disappear ?

Syzable

Me. :w00t:Just car jacked a PC World lorry.Meet me in South Mimms … Me. :w00t:Just car jacked a PC World lorry.Meet me in South Mimms services.........i'll do you Special Price....ya??? Also sell you a 22 carat gold watch, normally retails for £799...........yours for £10. :giggle:




sy i'll meet you there in an hour, i'll be in the car with the flashing blue light on top :giggle:

i think hes missed some noughts out
he sols the other laptops for £300.00

330184277209

tracy013

sy i'll meet you there in an hour, i'll be in the car with the flashing … sy i'll meet you there in an hour, i'll be in the car with the flashing blue light on top :giggle:



Good, good...........i'll do your friends a discount too. :giggle:

He's actually sold 581 of these in total now.............only 449 to go. :lol:

Yeh likely another scam,spoils it and off putting for them people getting ripped off to come back and buy off genuine sellers like me.

Syzable

Actually, a legally binding contract is formed through a purchase on eBay … Actually, a legally binding contract is formed through a purchase on eBay and if you don't honour it then you can be pursued succesfully through the court for damages. It has happened.



It is not legally binding and I would be interested to see details of a case where a buyer has taken someone to court and won, for not completing the sale.

First, whilst auction bids at a proper auction house are legally binding, ebay is not classed under English law as an auction, it is a venue. You can argue what you like, the legal classification is the one that counts. For those struggling to understand the difference, on ebay you deal directly with and pay the seller, at an auction you deal with the auction house and pay them.

Lastly, if it were the case that an online seller had to supply an item you had bought and paid for, how come all these bargain purchases you buy, get refunded with a sorry, price was wrong, we've run out of stock etc.

Road_Hog

It is not legally binding and I would be interested to see details of a … It is not legally binding and I would be interested to see details of a case where a buyer has taken someone to court and won, for not completing the sale.First, whilst auction bids at a proper auction house are legally binding, ebay is not classed under English law as an auction, it is a venue. You can argue what you like, the legal classification is the one that counts. For those struggling to understand the difference, on ebay you deal directly with and pay the seller, at an auction you deal with the auction house and pay them.Lastly, if it were the case that an online seller had to supply an item you had bought and paid for, how come all these bargain purchases you buy, get refunded with a sorry, price was wrong, we've run out of stock etc.



No the contract is not formed with eBay but with the seller, but this is where it becomes a grey area. If the seller is just a casual seller then there is not a lot you can do, but if the seller is a trader/business or sells a lot of the same items (like in this case, although it's clearly a scam) then consumer law shifts back into your favour.

Although nothing has ever been brought forward in this country there are several cases in the States and more importantly in Europe where action has been taken.

There was one case in Germany where a woman put the wrong price on a car auction and it was snapped up and she was forced to pay damages to the buyer for compensation and financial loss.

they've nearly all gone now lol

king261

they've nearly all gone now lol



You gotta be in it to win it. :thumbsup:

Syzable

Actually, a legally binding contract is formed through a purchase on eBay … Actually, a legally binding contract is formed through a purchase on eBay and if you don't honour it then you can be pursued succesfully through the court for damages. It has happened.



If you get scammed on E**y , both E**y or Pay*** do not want to know , I know this for a fact as I was ripped off.. basically I was sold someting that was clearly secondhand but described as new and I paid via pay***.
I was bounced around from pillar to post by them.
ebay just said that the buyer was no longer registered with them....so you are on your own.. be vewy vewy careful.... :-(

Banned

Syzable

Good, good...........i'll do your friends a discount too. :giggle:




sounds a great let me know where you`ll be .. and we can do some knock off nigels:thumbsup:

there ll gone these people must crazy buyin 25 at a time they must have the money to risk

The scammer is £16.5k better off now............

Funny thing was, buy one and pay 50p P&P and for each additional one it's an extra £2. :w00t: Great postage discount. :giggle:

I wonder if it's going to be that 'you win a photo of the item' scam... I remember seeing that on Watchdog, with Nicky Campbell talking to the grumpy old owner of a £3500 photo of a rolex... who had been told by the police that there was nothing he could do as the auction didn't mention anything of a watch being for sale! Gives a new perspective on 'item pictured is actual item for sale'!

Judging by the previous time he/she sold a load of these laptops, it would seem he missed out a 0. His normal BIN price is £300. Good luck getting your lappies, folks

Looking at his feedback only 2 possibilities.

1> He missed one 0 or
2> his account is hijacked.

Goodman

Looking at his feedback only 2 possibilities.1 He missed one 0 or2 his … Looking at his feedback only 2 possibilities.1> He missed one 0 or2> his account is hijacked.



It won't be no.1 as he sold loads at the more expensive price too but there is only 1 feedback.

It will be no.2

More fool those who thought they'd actually get a dual core laptop for £30. :thinking:
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