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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5624
    Mr Seller has replied - he’s going to honour the price. Good for him.

    Once it's all gone through I'll probably sling him an extra tenner or something PPG as a goodwill gesture.

    Fair play to the seller and I'm glad you got sorted.  I also have no idea why you were getting flack on here given some of the attitudes on other areas of the forum to eBay listings. 
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  • I try to sell everything BIN on ebay, cant remember the numbers off hand but eBay take a much lower cut on BIN sales.
    "You've got that rainbow feel but the rainbow has a beard"
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  • DefaultMDefaultM Frets: 2117
    He told you he made a mistake, you highlighted that you could get that price elsewhere easily enough, and you know it was his first time selling. There doesn't seem like there's been any real detriment to you, so whilst you've the option of leaving bad feedback it doesn't seem necessary. At all.
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2587
    DefaultM said:
    He told you he made a mistake, you highlighted that you could get that price elsewhere easily enough, and you know it was his first time selling. There doesn't seem like there's been any real detriment to you, so whilst you've the option of leaving bad feedback it doesn't seem necessary. At all.
    I won't. I only mentioned it as an option if things got silly. Making a mistake but owning it and dealing with it is all positive in my book.

    If I didn't think there was a "moral dilemma" element to this I probably wouldn't have started the thread.

    Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1248
    edited January 11
    No ones giving flak. Buyer hasn’t given negative feedback, I only mentioned that wouldn’t be a nice thing to do. 

    Its good  that it’s all sorted. 
    If eBay autorelist they add buy it now or best offer automatically. 
    Has it been relisted?
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2587
    grungebob said:
    No ones giving flak. Buyer hasn’t given negative feedback, I only mentioned that wouldn’t be a nice thing to do. 

    Its good  that it’s all sorted. 
    If eBay autorelist they add buy it now or best offer automatically. 
    Has it been relisted?
    Nope. Sale is going ahead.

    Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1248
    grungebob said:
    No ones giving flak. Buyer hasn’t given negative feedback, I only mentioned that wouldn’t be a nice thing to do. 

    Its good  that it’s all sorted. 
    If eBay autorelist they add buy it now or best offer automatically. 
    Has it been relisted?
    Nope. Sale is going ahead.
    No sorry. Had it been listed once before you bought it and eBay autorelisted and added the BIN function. They’ve just done so on my listings also which made me think similar may of happened here?
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2587
    Oh, I see. I don't think so. Last night was the first time I'd seen that listing.

    Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • Paul7926Paul7926 Frets: 175
    grungebob said:
    As a seller or owner of the item it’s his to do with as he pleases. The guys been up front and said sorry my mistake didn’t mean it to be a buy it now listing. I’m assuming he’s given the buyer a refund so no ones out of pocket. The notion that this should be a learning experience for the seller and he’s duty bound to honour the sale baffles me. 
    I guess I'm in the minority (again) but I don't agree here.

    Once the sale is agreed then it's not really his item any more.  In my mind it's not right for him to decide not to sell it based on his mistake.  I have no axe to grind against the seller here.  

    A few years ago I got rid of some stuff on Ebay and didn't really think about postage.  Someone bought the stuff and after buying a big enough box and packing material, packing it up and taking it to the post office to be shipped from the UK to Ireland I was quite shocked about the cost.  Can't remember the exact details but a combination of the size and weight of the box plus the destination made it very expensive.  Essentially all the money I got from the sale went on fees and shipping.  I still sent it to the bloke because I wasn't morally prepared to break the deal.

    If I had been the buyer and been told "sorry mate I screwed up so the stuff you thought you bought and was looking forward to getting, yeah, forget it you will never see it just have your money back" I would not have been impressed.  So by that logic I felt that I didn't want to do that to someone else.

    So I'm as baffled by your notion that having agreed to something you can back out at any time as you are by mine notion that once you enter into an agreement you should honour it.

    However, it just boils down to a difference in opinion as long as we are both prepared to stick to what we believe to be right when we are on either side of the buyer/seller equation.


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  • BidleyBidley Frets: 2179
    Paul7926 said:
    And this is just another reason why I don't bother with eBay any more.

    OP has done nothing wrong yet at least one person is calling him a dick. Sure the guy making the listing may have made a genuine mistake but back when I were a lad that was called a learning experience. We never had the snowflake police to leap in interject.

    OP has even contacted the seller asking for options rather than immediately trying to force the sale through. Yet we still have the issue that eBay sales are binding except when they are not which turns out to be every single time with all the loopholes in how it works.

    The whole platform is not fit for purpose any more.
    Priceless!
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  • heavyrockerheavyrocker Frets: 710
    Bidley said:
    Paul7926 said:
    And this is just another reason why I don't bother with eBay any more.

    OP has done nothing wrong yet at least one person is calling him a dick. Sure the guy making the listing may have made a genuine mistake but back when I were a lad that was called a learning experience. We never had the snowflake police to leap in interject.

    OP has even contacted the seller asking for options rather than immediately trying to force the sale through. Yet we still have the issue that eBay sales are binding except when they are not which turns out to be every single time with all the loopholes in how it works.

    The whole platform is not fit for purpose any more.
    Priceless!
    When I were a lad we used to get a lump o’ coal and a clip r’and earlhole for breakfast. Never did me any harm! Them’ were t’days.
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 5608
    Bidley said:
    Paul7926 said:
    And this is just another reason why I don't bother with eBay any more.

    OP has done nothing wrong yet at least one person is calling him a dick. Sure the guy making the listing may have made a genuine mistake but back when I were a lad that was called a learning experience. We never had the snowflake police to leap in interject.

    OP has even contacted the seller asking for options rather than immediately trying to force the sale through. Yet we still have the issue that eBay sales are binding except when they are not which turns out to be every single time with all the loopholes in how it works.

    The whole platform is not fit for purpose any more.
    Priceless!
    When I were a lad we used to get a lump o’ coal and a clip r’and earlhole for breakfast. Never did me any harm! Them’ were t’days.
    Coal? Luxury! We got a piece of grit and then my dad killed us every morning. Tell that to modern kids and they’ll not believe thee, mind. 
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2587
    Fucksakes.

    Turning notifications off on this shit.

    Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • DefaultMDefaultM Frets: 2117
    The ideal scenario would be the seller just going through with it, but not everyone can afford to do that.

    I've had the postage thing before where you weigh it and price it all up, then the lady in the post office comes out with a random price that doesn't resemble what you saw online.
    I wanted to just pay it, but its difficult when they're quoting you a price 50% higher than the amount you sold it for.

    If I'm having to sell something its cos I need money. In that situation I'm not able to pay out of my own pocket in order to sell someone a none essential item. As nice as that would be.
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  • the practicalities are that if he doesnt want to sell it to you, he doesnt have to, as said, he can claim its lost or broken. he might re list it as an auction and get less, or more.
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