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    Help on how to end an ebay auction as I've agreed a buy it now price with a buyer!

    Hi

    I'm hoping somebody may be able to advise what I can do as I've searched on ebay and it's not very clear! I'm selling a sofa and there is only 1 person watching it and he has already put a bid on the sofa and has asked me how much I would want for it and we have agreed a price but I'm not sure how to go about it now!

    Any ebay experts out there who can help me out please?

    Thanks very much!

    11 Comments

    Two ways I know are

    Either end the auction and ask the buyer just to send you money via paypal gift but don't think you get protection if anything goes wrong or you could re-list the item on a buy it now for a higher price and put the best offer option on and just tell the buyer to put the price you have agreed and accept the best offer via ebay

    Go on ebay, selling and withdraw the product stating it is faulty. You get a choice of reasons. Then ask your buyer to use paypal so you are covered for the purchase. Ebay has some timing rules. I think if it is less than 24 or maybe 12 hours you have to let it run but if your buyer agrees with you and is overbid just tell the winning buyer you found a fault and sell to the agreed buyer, (hope that's not to confusing)
    Dave.

    Remove the bids, add a buy it now price.

    No need to re-list.

    Banned

    As its a sofa i assume its a collection deal, so the best (and cheapest way) would be to just end the auction early.
    Edited by: "lottysdad08" 6th Jun 2011

    This happened to me, I waited until the person had picked up the goods and paid me, then I simply unlisted the item, which you are able to do as long as it has more than (I think) 24 hours left on what you are selling.

    One bit of advice from me, only accept cash on collection (assuming the item is being collected)

    If for example it was paid with by paypal and then collected the buyer could put in a claim for non receipt and you have nothing to prove it was sent/delivered.

    End auction, no longer available. Cash on collection with your agreed buyer. Done.

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    re-list the item on a buy it now for a higher price and put the best offer option on and just tell the buyer to put the price you have agreed and accept the best offer via ebay

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the advice - I have cancelled the auction and relisted (though it cost me an extra 88p in fees) but hopefully I will get more than I was expecting as long as the buyer doesn't change their mind! If I cancel the auction early again will I still have to pay the listing fee??

    lovesbargains

    Thanks for all the advice - I have cancelled the auction and relisted … Thanks for all the advice - I have cancelled the auction and relisted (though it cost me an extra 88p in fees) but hopefully I will get more than I was expecting as long as the buyer doesn't change their mind! If I cancel the auction early again will I still have to pay the listing fee??



    Yup, as soon as you list you are charged listing fee's. only way of getting it back is if the buyer pulls out for example. And they have to agree in a checkbox form they have pulled out.
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