Found 17th Nov 2016
Im going to purchase a phone from ebay but the seller says after bid was done buyer didnt pay and it wouldnt let him relist. He sent me a paypal invoicr would i be protected if anything eent wrong?

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The claim that he can't relist seems odd, as there's nothing that should prevent this - but 'second chance' offers are a real thing on eBay, if done correctly: pages.ebay.co.uk/hel…tml

As for protection, you'd have the usual buyer protection, but if this is from a private seller, that's unlikely to extend to a warranty agreement.

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Illusionary

The claim that he can't relist seems odd, as there's nothing that should … The claim that he can't relist seems odd, as there's nothing that should prevent this - but 'second chance' offers are a real thing on eBay, if done correctly: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/buy/second-chance.htmlAs for protection, you'd have the usual buyer protection, but if this is from a private seller, that's unlikely to extend to a warranty agreement.


So say if he didnt send the item or sent me something completely different would i be protected?

If he opened a case for none payment then he would not be able to relist phone until the transaction is closed. It can take 30 days to sort out as he would need to avoid paying the sellers fees. I'm guessing he's realised he's not going to get paid so has option to sell to you as a second chance offer. He's thinking stuff the other buyers as time wasters. Just pay with PayPal and you will be covered. Nothing wrong with this.

dealer221

So say if he didnt send the item or sent me something completely … So say if he didnt send the item or sent me something completely different would i be protected?


Yes. Just make sure that it's a legitimate 'second chance' offer, and not coming via external links. If legitimate, you should be receiving the offer via your eBay "My Messages".

Oh. Log into your eBay account and communicate that way. Don't communicate outside of your ebay account.

Banned

Avoid. You'll be thankful in the long run. Avoid ebay for anything other than cheap tat from China.

WonkyDoctor

Avoid. You'll be thankful in the long run. Avoid ebay for anything other … Avoid. You'll be thankful in the long run. Avoid ebay for anything other than cheap tat from China.


Why?

NO don't do it total scam , I have warned you

Yes he can relist

What's their recent feedback like? do they sell much? this would give you an idea of how much trust to put in them. personally I'd avoid but only because of the amount of scams that seem to be on there.

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Illusionary

Yes. Just make sure that it's a legitimate 'second chance' offer, and not … Yes. Just make sure that it's a legitimate 'second chance' offer, and not coming via external links. If legitimate, you should be receiving the offer via your eBay "My Messages".


He has sent paypal invoice it came to my email, when i click it states the product and in terms says can return. Am i covered if anything goes wrong if i was to use the paypal invoice?

dealer221

He has sent paypal invoice it came to my email, when i click it states … He has sent paypal invoice it came to my email, when i click it states the product and in terms says can return. Am i covered if anything goes wrong if i was to use the paypal invoice?


I'd recommend going to your eBay account directly - legitimate 'second offers' should come via your eBay messages. There may well be nothing wrong with what you have, but it's hard to say without having direct access to the email.

dealer221

He has sent paypal invoice it came to my email, when i click it states … He has sent paypal invoice it came to my email, when i click it states the product and in terms says can return. Am i covered if anything goes wrong if i was to use the paypal invoice?



DONT DO IT!!!
If it he hasn't gone through ebay, it is probably a scam!!
He may just be trying to avoid ebay fees, or he may be using a hacked ebay account or dodgy paypal.
If you haven't received any notification through ebay, do not send any money!

Utter rubbish, the seller can do a second chance offer, or why not create a new listing if he's going to get all his money back from dispute? Clear attempt for a scam

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westy125

Utter rubbish, the seller can do a second chance offer, or why not create … Utter rubbish, the seller can do a second chance offer, or why not create a new listing if he's going to get all his money back from dispute? Clear attempt for a scam


I told him to relist he said he has hit the maximum selling listings

sounds like he is trying to avoid ebay fees and therefore offering you less protection

Tell him you wont do it without going through ebay, as you wont be covered the buyer protection and you will both get in trouble if anything goes wrong.
He can offer you a second chance offer or relist it.
If neither of these options are available - then walk away!

mattmerch

sounds like he is trying to avoid ebay fees and therefore offering you … sounds like he is trying to avoid ebay fees and therefore offering you less protection



Not necessarily it sounds plausible that the seller has reached their selling limit.

Sandy1012

Tell him you wont do it without going through ebay, as you wont be … Tell him you wont do it without going through ebay, as you wont be covered the buyer protection and you will both get in trouble if anything goes wrong.He can offer you a second chance offer or relist it. If neither of these options are available - then walk away!



If the seller has indeed reached their selling limit for the month they can't sell anything else unfortunately.

deb8z

If the seller has indeed reached their selling limit for the month they … If the seller has indeed reached their selling limit for the month they can't sell anything else unfortunately.



​if he can't sell it then I assume u can't buy it also a lot of people are saying about second chance offer did u actually bid on this item or not as second highest ir doesn't that matter

dealer221

I told him to relist he said he has hit the maximum selling listings



​Second chance offer then? That can still be done, avoid

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westy125

​Second chance offer then? That can still be done, avoid


have done and after i checked his feedback he has not got any seller feedback so i dont know how he has used all his seller listings

walk away. better to be safe than sorry later on. Looks like he wants to avoid ebay
fees but that means you have less protection. Not worth the hassle.

dealer221

have done and after i checked his feedback he has not got any seller … have done and after i checked his feedback he has not got any seller feedback so i dont know how he has used all his seller listings



Look at his items for sale then completed items,that will show items he's had for sale before.

Check for following:
How long has he been a seller
His feedbacks & ratings
How many negatives in twelve months

Avoid if he doesn't relist or offer second chance.

bandhan1983

Check for following: How long has he been a sellerHis feedbacks & … Check for following: How long has he been a sellerHis feedbacks & ratingsHow many negatives in twelve monthsAvoid if he doesn't relist or offer second chance.



You're still missing a crucial point,the seller can't list anything if the limits are reached.

Still I'd avoid,but it doesn't necessarily mean he's out to scam the OP because he can't relist.
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