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Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Fueco

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I just won an item at like $5 that's likely worth $40-$80 - small potato stuff, sure. Still, the seller instantly cancelled my purchase as a "something wrong with buyer's address" (the same address from PayPal I've bought from for years) and then relisted the item as BIN at $40.

While I know I'm not going to get it at my purchase price and, the seller being a dick, I'm not inclined to throw him $40 no matter what - still, what can I do to let other's know that, if he's not an actual scammer, he's certainly not on the up-and-up.

Never been in this situation before... looking back, I can't believe I've bought/sold as much as I have without even a hiccup.
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Agreed on the negative feedback but, what's weird is that since it was cancelled, it doesn't look like I can leave negative feedback. With "normally" completed transactions, the drop down includes the feedback option; but in this case it doesn't.

Maybe it's because it was -just- cancelled, possibly in a day or two it'll be available? Hmm....
 

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razl

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Can’t you force him to sell?
I don't see a way to do that within ebay; again, I'm a noob in this territory. Plus, I'm also willing to consider that even if I ~could~ "force" him to sell, it'd probably show up laced with ricin or worse ...
 

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I don't see a way to do that within ebay; again, I'm a noob in this territory. Plus, I'm also willing to consider that even if I ~could~ "force" him to sell, it'd probably show up laced with ricin or worse ...
Fuck that... I would call eBay and explain the situation. I would demand to be able to leave a negative for that asswipe.
 

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Agreed on the negative feedback but, what's weird is that since it was cancelled, it doesn't look like I can leave negative feedback. With "normally" completed transactions, the drop down includes the feedback option; but in this case it doesn't.

Maybe it's because it was -just- cancelled, possibly in a day or two it'll be available? Hmm....
I just had this happen recently where I bought a pair of shoes for a steal, then the seller messaged me saying they "listed them as the wrong size, so I am going to cancel the transaction, okay?". Messaged back right away saying I still wanted them, but they cancelled anyways. Tried to leave negative feedback but got a message saying I had to wait at least seven days from the day of the sale. You best believe I put a reminder in my phone for that eighth day.
 

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Agreed on the negative feedback but, what's weird is that since it was cancelled, it doesn't look like I can leave negative feedback. With "normally" completed transactions, the drop down includes the feedback option; but in this case it doesn't.

Maybe it's because it was -just- cancelled, possibly in a day or two it'll be available? Hmm....
if he cancels an item, it does into his Transaction Defect Rate. After he gets a few of those, his seller rating will go down, and he will have to pay more money to eBay, and eventually lose his account.
 

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Yeah... Read the descriptions for measurements. I wouldn’t have a clue how big a 4XL normally is.

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