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    when selling on ebay how long do you think is acceptable waiting for payment?

    hi just like to know how long you think is an acceptable amount of time to wait for someone to pay you when you have sold things on ebay.
    i personally when buying pay straight away or message them and let them know when i will make a payment.

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    six months is ok i guess, but i prefer to pay straight away and then wait till the seller can be arsed to send it

    Original Poster

    lol you gotta be joking.

    ye, of course i am, lol

    7 - 9 days at most, if the buyer really wanted it they would pay straight away, that's what you would do if you were buying online from a retailer.

    If you haven't received payment in the 7 days I would send a payment reminder email and then after 2 days file an unpaid dispute.

    Mod & Ed

    I always pay straight away, I expect payment to be made within 3 days unless someone lets me know otherwise.

    Original Poster

    simplyjimbo;8110381

    7 - 9 days at most, if the buyer really wanted it they would pay straight … 7 - 9 days at most, if the buyer really wanted it they would pay straight away, that's what you would do if you were buying online from a retailer.If you haven't received payment in the 7 days I would send a payment reminder email and then after 2 days file an unpaid dispute.



    its just doing my head in i have sold 59 items last week and i am still waiting for payments. some of them i have emailed as i wanted to get them in the post with the others but people just cant be bothered to message you back.and then you get others that say they will pay such a day and then dont. what really gets on my nerves is people who wait till the last minute of the auction go out of there way to out bid someone and then dont bother paying for days.

    I file a NPB after 4 days that usually wakes them up. :thumbsup:

    grunnie;8110450

    I file a NPB after 4 days that usually wakes them up. :thumbsup:



    I thought you can't raise any NPB disputes until 7 days have lapsed

    greyparrot;8110445

    its just doing my head in i have sold 59 items last week and i am still … its just doing my head in i have sold 59 items last week and i am still waiting for payments. some of them i have emailed as i wanted to get them in the post with the others but people just cant be bothered to message you back.and then you get others that say they will pay such a day and then dont. what really gets on my nerves is people who wait till the last minute of the auction go out of there way to out bid someone and then dont bother paying for days.



    Amazes me how they can bid and win the auction yet not pay when the option is there straight away. I had it all the time including the fake bids, so all I do now is have strict buyer requirements set in my site preferences and use mostly BIN. I now, touch wood, have smooth sales without the tits.

    Banned

    2 mins 35 seconds mate.

    Have you considered using [url]www.fo.lk[/url] instead of ebay? ITS FREE!

    I just made a balls up of a sale on ebay whereby I left a load of feedback for buyers, but inadvertantly left positive feedback for one who hadn't paid yet. (as I was copying and pasting!)

    They haven't paid and the item was bought on the 2nd March. Can I open a dispute or will the fact that I left feedback go against me?

    Banned

    I think if people can be arsed to put a bid in at the last minute, they can pay immediately..

    Some take up to a week to pay.
    And I've heard all the excuses, I'll be going to the bank tomorrow, and all the other BS.

    Original Poster

    Hamm;8110516

    I think if people can be arsed to put a bid in at the last minute, they … I think if people can be arsed to put a bid in at the last minute, they can pay immediately..Some take up to a week to pay.And I've heard all the excuses, I'll be going to the bank tomorrow, and all the other BS.



    yeah ive just had a message back from one of them telling me they will make payment on friday as they are away with work and cannot get to the bank.:roll:

    use the immediate payment required option

    Original Poster

    dataload;8110646

    use the immediate payment required option



    you can only do that on buy it now. not on the auctions.

    just tell them to f off and give the other people a second chance offer or whatever it is

    Original Poster

    i think its wrong that they have taken the negative feedback option off for sellers to leave buyers it gives them the power to mess you around and some even try threats that something wasnt as described so they want part refund or they will leave neg feedback.

    Write on your auctions you expect payment within x amount of days and then file a NPB if you don't hear from them,some people are timewasters i wouldn't even bother contacting them,just wait the required amount of time and file the NPB.

    Foxy102;8110515

    I just made a balls up of a sale on ebay whereby I left a load of … I just made a balls up of a sale on ebay whereby I left a load of feedback for buyers, but inadvertantly left positive feedback for one who hadn't paid yet. (as I was copying and pasting!)They haven't paid and the item was bought on the 2nd March. Can I open a dispute or will the fact that I left feedback go against me?



    You can still open a dispute:thumbsup:

    If you are e-mailing asking for payment before 7 days, they probably get peed off and purposely don't pay.

    usually around 5 days. Depends on the value of the item really.

    i would send a polite message after about 5 days and take it further if they didnt reply or pay after a week. Luckily never had to though.
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