Cancelling a purchase

Is it down to the buyer or the seller to cancel a purchase??

Buyer placed an offer on an item I have. 
I accepted. 
Buyer hasn't paid. 
Send an invoice reminder after 2 days. 

Here is the conversation trail that followed:

Buyer : Cancel the order ,something come up ,I can’t pay
Me : Y
ou will need to request a cancellation via eBay your end to which I can respond.
Buyer : 
Listen you are the one who can only cancel this order,I can’t do anything,click on order and choose cancellation.thanks

If I cancel do I lose the fee's or does it affect my account??
Or is the buyer just trying to get me to cancel so this doesn't negatively affect his account??

If not I will just let the sale time out and the auto non-paying bidder routine kicks in?


  • Scratch that - just found an article saying if its over an hour then contact the seller to cancel - hopefully I'll get my fees back.

    Buyer will be blocked!
  • Yeah, there's an option saying 'buyer requested it' - which I've had used when it was the seller wanting to cancel something I bought, thanks eBay *rolls eyes*.
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