What is it with Ebay Buyers????
I have been trying to sell a smart phone on ebay. First time I advertised it I had 30 watchers and quite a few bids. In the dying seconds of the auction a new bidder pops up and bids the highest amount and wins. I thought great, it was just over what I wanted for the phone. Next thing I get an ebay message - the buyer wants to retract because she had bid on another phone earlier in the day and hadnt realised she had won that one already!!!
Fair enough - we cancel the transaction.
Relist the phone. This time in the dying minutes 2 bidders start a bidding war and one of them wins my phone. These bidders had 0 and 2 feedback. Buyer doesnt make any payment. On checking their profiles i see that the one with 0 feedback is based in Uganda!! The other has has 2 negative points for non payment!!!
Look up how to block those with negative feedback and those not based in UK. Put these restrictions in my settings.
This time new bidder jumps in at last few seconds and wins. Has 1 feedback. I look at his profile - based in united states!!!. Has a UK address for delivery as a self storage place.
He sends me an email to say he is having problems with his paypal and would I send him my email address so that he can ask his friend to make payment via paypal using my email.
Not too familiar with paypal and ebay rules but this sounded distinctly dodgy so I contacted ebay. They have said he shouldnt be using a storage place as his address and that I should cancel the transaction.
Each time I relist they seem to charge me a listing fee.
I am back to square one!!!!
I give up!!!
I understand that there is a certain "buzz" when bidding but these guys are costing me money!!!
As a buyer on Ebay I have never done this - Always paid for what I bid and won.
First time I am selling anything of value and I have seen a whole other side to Ebay!! Feel like finding these people and £$^£$%"£"££$*^&$
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