How do you deal with non-payment as a seller on eBay

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  1. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

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    The last couple of weeks I have been selling on eBay to get rid of a lot of stuff that is cluttering up space. Since selling on eBay is relatively new to me, I ran into some non-payments on a couple of items. I did all what eBay said to do. I tried to send a message with the buyer and got no reply. I did the eBay "Resolution Center" report. Still no response.

    Now it's been almost 2 weeks and I'm about to close the case as a non-payment. Should I leave a negative feedback and leave a non-payment message or leave it a a nutural feedback?
     
  2. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I'd go with negative. They're breaking a contract by not paying. Plus, you are out time having to relist, you may have had other potential buyers, etc.
     
  3. getoninja

    getoninja 1# Porno Moderentor

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    well I dont think Sellers can leave negative/neutral feedback to buyers anymore.

    All you can do is close the case and get your fees back and the buyer will receive a non payment strike.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    What sucked about the old feedback way is if you left someone a negative, then they would leave a revenge negative on yours.

    People were sometimes afraid to make the first feedback move.


    You may get a few shaky transactions in the beginning, until you get a few items sold and people know you're legit.
    It sucks when people lack communication though.
     
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  5. slugslinger2004

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    You can't leave negative feedback anymore; but you can open a dispute. After 4 days of the dispute being open you can close the case and the buyer will receive a non-paying bidder strike.
     
  6. Waverider

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    Well this sucks. I just closed the dispute for non-payment and I was credited for the fees. But I'm not able to leave feedback. So these deadbeat bidder numbnuts are able to keep their 100% rating and the non-payment strike will be removed in 6 months.
     
  7. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Its ******ed that you can't leave a buyer negative feedback
     
  8. optimusprime42

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    report them to ebay
     
  9. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

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    NPBs go away now? Back in ye olden tymes, I had to fight for an entire year to get my account unsuspended over NPBs for auctions I'd never even bid on...
     
  10. Deceptichage

    Deceptichage Decepticon Land Pirate

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    Sucks because you can't leave any feedback. Only thing you can do is block the buyer from any future bids or purchases.
     
  11. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    I've been selling my entire toy collection (out of desperation for money) and had this happen on two auctions from the same bidder. 3 weeks had gone by and no payment and no reply from him after I had sent a message two weeks after auction's end. Two weeks later I gave him a week to pay or that I would relist it. Still no response so I relisted the auctions. This time I got paid. But yeah, I couldn't leave negative or even neutral feedback, which is BS because buyers pull some shady crap all the time.
     

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