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    • jondav
    • By jondav 13th Jul 17, 10:52 AM
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    Ebay collect item, payment question
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    • 13th Jul 17, 10:52 AM
    Ebay collect item, payment question 13th Jul 17 at 10:52 AM
    Brief background to put you in the picture:

    I was watching an item on Ebay listed for collection only (small value but large, heavy item) so I messaged the seller to ask if I can pay cash on collection because the amount is very small (less than a fiver).

    Seller says yes, no problem, so I bid and win......great!

    Seller sends me an invoice and in the notes asks for payment by Paypal because there is no option on Ebay to accept a cash payment. I rang the seller this morning (really nice person, no problems at all) and explained that I had checked first and been told that cash was ok.

    I am collecting the item later today and paying in cash as agreed, but neither myself or the seller are sure how to "go through" the Ebay process so that it is a legitimate Ebay sale and not done outside their realm, which I know is frowned upon.

    Apologies, that was not very brief!!

    Any advice welcome as to how we proceed!
    Last edited by jondav; 13-07-2017 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Correcting
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 13th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
    You pay cash they mark it as paid
    Ebay will take their fees anyway so no problem as it's recorded as sold already.
    As long as you've bid on it.
    Last edited by hollydays; 13-07-2017 at 10:57 AM.
    • jondav
    • By jondav 13th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
    You pay cash they mark it as paid
    Ebay will take their fees anyway so no problem as it's recorded as sold already.
    As long as you've bid on it.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Thanks, that's great.

    The only issue is that the item is sitting in my basket on Ebay waiting for me to make payment and of course the only payment option is Paypal.

    Do I just ignore my basket and simply mark the item as paid on the listing? Will that remove the item from my basket? (I don't want it stuck there as unpaid if that makes sense)
    • Huskydays
    • By Huskydays 13th Jul 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 11:59 AM
    Just ignore it - There'll be an option on the item's 'more actions' drop-down menu that lets you 'hide' it from the main summary page so you don't have to look at it every time.
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    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 13th Jul 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 12:11 PM
    Either you or the seller can mark the item as paid on the drop down menu. I buy quite a few collection items and do it this way.
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    • jondav
    • By jondav 13th Jul 17, 12:58 PM
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    Great, thanks for the help!
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