Ebay dilema

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Fishdirt, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    So I see my item is going for a ridiculous amount. I check out the high bidder (as I always do) and his feedback is 100 percent. There are 5 marks, however, from a seller that say "Not Paid". Now I accidentally have posted a neg as a pos so I always check what people say for a buyer or seller.

    The question is should I let him stay or pull his bids? I'm leaning towards the latter. If I do should I explain why or do I even owe that to him?
     
  2. Da_Last_2_Walk

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    The buyer has satisfied your requirements, unless "no negative bidders" means entire feedback history.

    I'd take a "ridiculous" amount and chance his old feedback. If he doesn't pay again, relist or 2nd chance offer it.

    Looks like he wants it, as he doubled up his last bid.
     
  3. G1_Cindersaur

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    pull his bids...you can no longer leave "negative feedback" so that person had to leave a positive feedback to note that they did not get a payment from the buyer...i would nuke them now and not have to worry about ebay opening a case and then giving you a final value credit for his non payment down the road.
     
  4. Fishdirt

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    I'll keep him but as a safety measure I contacted the bidder before him to tell him it may be up for second chance. Meaning if the guy doesn't come through I'll knock it back down to before he began bidding. Which is fine by me. I'm shocked it got bid up as high as it did but if I wanted something bad enough and had the dough (like a gnaw!) then I'd probably bid high too.

    second chance as a remedy kind of sucks in that the previous bidder would probably have moved onto another auction so I figured this as a good solution.

    I think it's dumb that you can't leave negative or even neutral buyer feedback. I've been lucky (knock on wood) that everyone who's bought art from me on ebay and recently toys is solid.
     
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    Maybe it does suck about the negative but you can always file for non payment and have a strike put against him (and get your fees back). With the second chance offer and the non paying solution im not sure you are really risking all that much letting the auction run its course and allowing his bids.
     
  6. Allsparky

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    Too bad I'm unable to at this time, but were I financially, I'd snipe him for ya!:lol  Good luck though bro.
     
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    Ok, now my curiosity is piqued. How big is Black Lion? Comparable to G1 Razorclaw?
     
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    No idea, I never had razorclaw. The voltron height is 12 inches so I'm guessing 6 to 7 for the black lion.

    Not really sure what sniping is but I try to keep everything on my end on the up and up. I'm a fan and not an investor so I have no qualms if something I sell is a big loss for me. Just want to make sure I get payment in reasonable time.
     
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    Sniping is when you place a high final bid in the last few seconds of the auction.
     
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    Understand where you're coming from. Also, sniping is where someone comes from out of nowhere at the last possible moment and outbids the high bidder, thus stealing out from under such said person. Been guilty of it in the past once'd or twice'd and also had it done to me. It can be very frustrating if you've been watching and wanting something, just to have it snatched away. Not saying it's right, but given what you said about this person it might serve them right. Then again, if they never intended to pay to begin with, I guess sniping out of spite would be like shooting yourself in the foot. Just sayin'. Nice set though!
     
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    Oops, DL2W beat me to it.
     
  12. Fishdirt

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    ::sigh:: he hasn't paid yet and has asked for a discount. This will be a fun ride. If he pays what should I do to prevent a false negative feedback? Insurance and delivery confirmation?
     
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    The hell with that discount. Who does that?
     
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    i told you to cancel that bid :popcorn 

    send it registered mail...that is where they have to sign for it.

    that will have proof that it was signed for and received...insurance will cover you only for damage in transit...

    IF you send it UPS, you get a standard $100 insurance coverage and they only charge $2 to $3 extra for signature confirmation

    so i would send it UPS ground with signature required.
     
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    and you should sent EVERYTHING with delivery con...does not matter what it went for...that protects you against non delivery claims with ebay and paypal.
     
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    Agreed. I include Delivery Confirmation into the shipping and handling.
     
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    A discount for what? Tell him to shove it.
     
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    Yeah let me get right on that...
     
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    I told him it's not fair to the others who bid before him and I'd still have to pay my fees. The minds of some people astound me.
     
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    If it was me, I would "If he does not want to pay the ending price, then file a non paying bidder report, which prevents him from then leaving a negative feedback against you, and in turn do a second chance offer to the second bidder."
     

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