Misleading description

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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  • I have to say though, on reading the description, it was pretty clear that it was collection only. :D

    Although the seller did list it wrong and the buyer would have been within rights to ask for it to be sent to them for free
  • They could have asked, but I don't think they'd get very far!
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  • well i am just glad i got out of that one. seller never got back to me. perhaps they got a relative to outbid me...
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    I have to say though, on reading the description, it was pretty clear that it was collection only. :D

    The thing here is though that seller has listed it incorrectly as a free postage item. The headline figure, and the amount shown on the invoice would show free post.

    A collection item would have needed to have the 'collection only' item box ticked. However then there is no free listing even for private buyers so this may have been a deliberate attempt to work round the rules.

    If buyer pays full amount as shown and gets their payment refunded and doesn't get the goods ebay would allow a non performing seller complaint and a neg to be left.

    Sellers need to be sure they understand ebay before using it, stating officially that something will be posted free of charge is not the same as listing as collection only.
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  • soolin wrote: »
    The thing here is though that seller has listed it incorrectly as a free postage item. The headline figure, and the amount shown on the invoice would show free post.

    A collection item would have needed to have the 'collection only' item box ticked. However then there is no free listing even for private buyers so this may have been a deliberate attempt to work round the rules.

    If buyer pays full amount as shown and gets their payment refunded and doesn't get the goods ebay would allow a non performing seller complaint and a neg to be left.

    Sellers need to be sure they understand ebay before using it, stating officially that something will be posted free of charge is not the same as listing as collection only.

    thank you!!!
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