Why do people bid on eBay and cancel immediately?

Posted 13th Dec 2021
So I’ve sold loads of stuff on eBay over 10+ years and had very little issues with buyers on eBay (maybe I’ve been lucky by reading some of the stuff on here).

I recently bought several pairs of AirPods that were clearly miss priced, and keep listing a pair every time there is a eBay fvf offer.

Every other week bidding takes place at tens of auction as usual, but the winning bidder sends a cancellation almost immediately. It’s happened 7 times out of 12 auctions.

What I don’t get is why it happens, is there some sort of gaming the system taking place? Or is it just people “doing it for a laugh” or getting caught up in the bidding frenzy?
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