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    Seller making excuses to complete sale.. what to do?

    What happens if you buy a bargain on eBay but seller turns around and says 'Sorry not for sale anymore' or a similar excuse, and then offers a refund?

    Has this ever happened to anyone?

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    nuthing you can do except leave bad feedback

    end of thread

    Then the order gets cancelled.....

    Original Poster

    Does this mean any seller can do this?
    That's a shame Really want the item, not money

    Banned

    Seller can do it, all you can do is leave negative and help others avoid the seller

    Banned

    Offer them a higher price if you really want it, I've done this quite a few times and it works.

    ele-font;8258215

    Does this mean any seller can do this?That's a shame Really want the … Does this mean any seller can do this?That's a shame Really want the item, not money



    Yes the seller can do this as long for any item, although it's better if they have a good reason for it such as the item being broken.
    Isn't there another seller selling the item you are looking for?

    Original Poster

    DarkKnight;8258264

    Yes the seller can do this as long for any item, although it's better if … Yes the seller can do this as long for any item, although it's better if they have a good reason for it such as the item being broken.Isn't there another seller selling the item you are looking for?



    Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't think I'll find a similar bargain anytime soon.
    Basically I won a £50 PSN for £7.50...

    ele-font;8258391

    Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't … Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't think I'll find a similar bargain anytime soon.Basically I won a £50 PSN for £7.50...



    If there's a way to report them to ebay, I'd do so. I rarely use it anymore so don't know what the procedures are now. At the end of the day though, the seller should have put a reserve on it if they weren't willing to let it go for less than a set amount. It's very unlikely you'll get your purchase, but I'd fight it out a bit and see if you can get a result! Request their contact information from ebay and call them directly, maybe they'll buckle if put on the spot!

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    cookiemonster83;8258453

    If there's a way to report them to ebay, I'd do so. I rarely use it … If there's a way to report them to ebay, I'd do so. I rarely use it anymore so don't know what the procedures are now. At the end of the day though, the seller should have put a reserve on it if they weren't willing to let it go for less than a set amount. It's very unlikely you'll get your purchase, but I'd fight it out a bit and see if you can get a result! Request their contact information from ebay and call them directly, maybe they'll buckle if put on the spot!



    Thanks I will do. Given they have 100% feedback I'll try to threaten a negative aswell. There was no reserve and they even stated 'no reserve' in listing.

    ele-font;8258570

    Thanks I will do. Given they have 100% feedback I'll try to threaten a … Thanks I will do. Given they have 100% feedback I'll try to threaten a negative aswell. There was no reserve and they even stated 'no reserve' in listing.



    shop.ebay.co.uk/eba…c=1

    That's the page to request their contact info. It'll be emailed (instantly, I believe) to your email account registered with ebay :thumbsup:

    well i bought an iphone 3gs 32gb BNS unlocked for £300, seller refunded the next day and tried to get me to cancel the transaction...i refused, so you could do the same. He wont get the fees refunded

    Yeah dont cancel transaction. Negative feedback. And report

    robappleby89;8258830

    Yeah dont cancel transaction. Negative feedback. And report



    +1 - definitely report it. I bought some ink last year for printer which was selling really cheaply. Ordered more when they arrived as they were genuine but they obviously noticed they were selling them too cheaply and said they weren't for sale anymore (funnily enough). I reported and ebay stated if they get so many strikes they are then suspended. Everyone who had bought the ink complained so they were suspended. Worth a try as they may have done it with other people.

    ele-font;8258391

    Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't … Well it was too good to be true I suppose, and as auctions go, I don't think I'll find a similar bargain anytime soon.Basically I won a £50 PSN for £7.50...



    Lol, how did it sell for so low?
    So obviously what's happened is the seller has checked his Ebay and gone "WTF?" and made up an excuse to cancel, otherwise he loses more than £40.

    The report section is under inappropiate trading behaviour,then seller non performance

    pages.ebay.co.uk/hel…tml

    You'll have to also send them the email in which the seller refuses to sell,the seller will then get a strike on their account (in a similar way a non paying bidder gets a strike)

    You can't force them to sell,all you can do is report them and leave neg

    If the seller had any sense, he would say it got lost in the post.

    Just wait until he trys to sell it again, put in a massive bid and then just don't pay!

    Childish, but no different to what he has done to you!

    NatD;8260005

    Just wait until he trys to sell it again, put in a massive bid and then … Just wait until he trys to sell it again, put in a massive bid and then just don't pay!Childish, but no different to what he has done to you!



    Then you would get an unpaid strike.

    Banned

    Oh and don't "threaten" him with a neg, ebay don't like that.

    Just report as a NPS and neg and move on. He should have paid the fees and started it higher if he wanted more, his fault.

    DarkKnight;8260011

    Then you would get an unpaid strike.



    Personally, I would set up a dummy account, or a couple, and do it that way!
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