Would you pay by Paypal?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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GrumpelstiltskinGrumpelstiltskin Forumite
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A bit of background.

I bought a collection only item on Friday morning.

I sent a message to the seller straight away asking for their address and when I could collect.

No reply, no invoice nothing.

Today a message from Ebay saying I need to pay for the item or a non paying buyer case would be opened.

So I messaged seller again asking for details etc.

Up to now no reply, no invoice nothing.

They appear to be a new user, very low feedback and they didn't show collection only just free postage and collection only in description.


Would you pay by Paypal to get Ebay off my back ( not a huge amount) or would you still hang on to see if they do contact you?
If you go down to the woods today you better not go alone.

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  • pinkshoespinkshoes Forumite
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    I would pay by PayPal.

    It is then the seller at risk, not you.
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

    No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
  • GrumpelstiltskinGrumpelstiltskin Forumite
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    Thanks I have paid let's see what happens next.
    If you go down to the woods today you better not go alone.
  • GrumpelstiltskinGrumpelstiltskin Forumite
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    Thought I would update this.

    Heard nothing from seller till this afternoon when she refunded my payment. ' Part of the item has been lost '

    Well some people might believe that, my thought, she didn't get as much as she wanted for the item.
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  • theonlywayisuptheonlywayisup Forumite
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    Perhaps lost in the same place her manners were left when she didn't tell you anything.

    As you have paid, you can leave factual feedback. She will have lost her 20p PayPal fee and if she doesn't cancel risks losing fees and possibly a strike if you protest.

    Bah Humbug!
  • pinkshoespinkshoes Forumite
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    Is the bit missing essential? If not, I would call her bluff asking for a partial discount and you will have the item with the bit missing.

    I bet she replies saying she has binned it!

    I would then leave a neg.
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

    No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
  • GrumpelstiltskinGrumpelstiltskin Forumite
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    It was a collection of items, the listing shows them in 2 boxes.

    Her excuse is she has just moved house and one box has been lost in the move.

    I am 100% sure she wanted more money than I bid, her fault for believing that if you put something on at 99p it will find it's level.

    This doesn't normally work with collection only especially around Christmas.


    I will leave it for now but I will watch her to see if she relists at a higher price.


    As I said she is a newish member and at the moment I am prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt.
    If you go down to the woods today you better not go alone.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Forumite
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    Keep an eye out too and see if she relists the item.
  • nickccnickcc Forumite
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    MarkN88 wrote: »
    Keep an eye out too and see if she relists the item.

    Then get someone to bid it up then not pay.
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    nickcc wrote: »
    Then get someone to bid it up then not pay.

    Obviously choose someone you hate then as they will get an NPB strike. 🙂
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  • pay first and then give him a bad feedback
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