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Ebay auction, how long before send second chance offer?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by JamesM, May 1, 2012.

  1. JamesM

    JamesM Engaging Member

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    Ok so i know i spend my life on ebay selling for work but... i sold a scope on my own account, finished Sunday night, bidder bid with 30 seconds to go. No payment by last night so i messaged him and asked if he still wanted it. Tonight no payment and no reply, how long should i wait before sending a second chance offer to other bidders or relisting? Im just used to buy it nows lol
     
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    Give him till atleast tomorrow night, 4 days is fair in my books. After that, Lodge a complaint with ebay and send the second chance offer.
     
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    milek Honorary Member

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    Did you have a time limit for payment in special instructions? For me seven days would be fair.
     
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    agreed seven days is the average time i found
     
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    No didnt put anything, can't see why you would bid on something at the last minute and then not pay straight away :S Least message the seller to say when your going to pay, maybe its me :) Will give it till next Sunday then :)
     
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    I had one recently, same sort of thing. I gave them a few days and a few messages and then did a second chance. You can then raise a case with ebay to
    get any fees paid back. If they don't respond it takes 7 days and then ebay will refund any fees.
     
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    You have to give them 7 days mate......i made the mistake of asking someone for payment and they got snotty, i sent it normal post and they said they didnt receive it so opened a case against me and i lost :mad:
     
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    Pretty sure thats right, check the rules, 7 days I think. That doesnt mean you can't message them twice a day so that when your 7 days are up you can tell Ebay you have tried 14 times to contact them :D

    Remember next time to state clearly that they have to contact you and pay within 24 hours of auction end.
     
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    From the ebay help pages - 'After you've won or bought the item, send your payment to the seller within 3 days' and you can open an un paid case after 4 days.
     
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    I always pay straight away , why would anyone wait 7 days to pay !!!
     
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    Thanks for the reply's, i only ever send things i sell for myself on ebay recorded post, paypal always takes the buyers side. Its just something i consider common decency, to communicate. Saying that, i have a black lab pup left now i held on to for someone, were ment to collect after their holiday & now dont answer the phone. :S
     

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