Originally Posted by Charley
...The listing also had a Make Best Offer feature available. I used that feature.
I made a Best Offer of $126 and specified in the Other Terms feature that the Offer was to Include the shipping. I provided my zip code so that they could evaluate the probable costs to deliver.
Can you do this? I don't think changing the shipping price was one of the terms you can alter
I did not get a response for over 24 hrs. And I saw no reason to let my offer hang to give them a chance to see if anyone else would pay more. It was not a Bid, it was a Best Offer that they could either accept or reject. I sent the seller an eBay message that I withdrew my offer and to not consider it any longer.
It doesn't look like you withdrew the offer properly, and I don't think you can - I think it can only be refused by the seller, or expires after 48 hours. I've never withdrew an offer, but withdrawing by ebay message is definitely not the route to go.
Fifteen minutes later I get a notice from eBay that the seller had accepted my Best Offer. Then I get an Invoice through eBay showing a price of $126 plus $17 for shipping and insurance. That then is a total delivered cost of $143. Which is not what I had specified in the Make Best Offer. If the shipping is to be billed at $17, then the purchase price would be $109. Pretty simple math involved.
If you were willing to pay $109 plus shipping plus insurance, why didn't you make that offer?
I sent the seller a message telling them that I did not agree to pay the amount they were billing. But, further, I had informed them that the offer was withdrawn anyway. What the heck. Not only were they trying to accept a withdrawn offer, but were trying to increases the price on me at the same time. Seems pretty shady to me, if not outright crooked.
If ebay doesn't consider the offer withdrawn, then the offer ins't withdrawn and can be accepted. Nothing "crooked" here. Those were the rules of the game that you played.
Seller then threatens to file a Non Paying Bidder report. What the heck. The seller did not accept the Best Offer that I had made, did try to increase the offer after I had withdrawn it, and now will report me as Non Paying? Why would anyone make a threat like that?
you're assuming a lot of things here - especially that you were able to change the shipping terms (i don't think you can), and that you had actually withdrawn the offer (i don't think you did).
OK. So now the seller Has filed the Non Paying Bidder report. So I get some eBay alert about a possible "strike." How should I deal with this matter. Oh, for whatever it is worth, the seller states that they have a good refund policy, Send it back for Store Credit. I would advise others to not expect to get anything from them if that situation developed. But, if that is the actual refund policy, why pursue the matter. They have the shoes and are out nothing at all. Or, then, I could pay, get the shoes, send them back so that they get some frequent flyer miles, and end up with Store Credit. Any purpose in that.
It seems that this seller is destined to be a real little problem. Suggestions for how I should deal with it would be great.
it seems most of the problems were created on your end. I would have figured out what i was willing to pay, and then subtracted out from that the shipping and insurance and that number would have been the number i would have bidded. you should have put $109 up, and i think most of the blame lies with you.