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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 8th Jul 18, 10:21 AM
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    what is correct here?
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:21 AM
    what is correct here? 8th Jul 18 at 10:21 AM
    I have been looking for an item via ebay for weeks, new is too expensive and so are all the second hand ones I have seen.



    A buy it now popped up for a damaged one at a price I am happy with. I am not worried about the damage and need this item by the end of this week. I was really pleased I had finally sorted something.


    I then get a message from the seller asking to cancel the transaction as they listed it as a buy it now for someone else and I got in there before the other person saw it


    What is the correct thing to do here? Should I cancel? I do feel a bit bad but I also want/need this item and if I saw it at auction I would have bid or if I asked the seller for a buy it now I would have released I was taking a chance that someone might see it before me.
    Last edited by iammumtoone; 10-07-2018 at 7:32 AM.
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    • sham63
    • By sham63 8th Jul 18, 12:49 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:49 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:49 PM
    I would say it is yours. I would pay and see what happens. After all, it was at a price the seller was happy with.

    Tough that the other buyer did not act quickly enough.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 8th Jul 18, 2:12 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 2:12 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 2:12 PM
    Sounds like the seller has had a better offer and is trying to fob you off.

    I once bought a hand made item as a 'special arrangement' through an e-bay seller - and she popped a notice on the listing making it quite clear that it was a special order and not open for bids.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 8th Jul 18, 6:46 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 6:46 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 6:46 PM
    Sounds like the seller has had a better offer and is trying to fob you off.
    Originally posted by Silvertabby

    It was listed as a BIN with a best offer option. I can't see why anyone would offer to pay more than the BIN price.
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 8th Jul 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 6:51 PM
    I had already paid, it was after this the seller is asking to cancel so they can sell to the original person.


    I have replied back explaining I also want this item, have already paid for it and don't really want to cancel.


    I just wanted to check on here that there wasn't some un-written code with ebay that in this situation I should back out.


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    • sham63
    • By sham63 8th Jul 18, 8:43 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 8:43 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 8:43 PM
    Stick to you guns, that's what I would do.


    Will be interesting to see how this pans out!
    • lindens
    • By lindens 9th Jul 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 8:25 AM
    You shouldn't cancel it as it will mark a ding against your account. The seller should cancel it as out of stock, as technically it is, or will be if this other person buys it.
    Or just refuse and say not its mine and pay for it.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 9th Jul 18, 8:33 AM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 8:33 AM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 8:33 AM
    You shouldn't cancel it as it will mark a ding against your account. The seller should cancel it as out of stock, as technically it is, or will be if this other person buys it.
    Or just refuse and say not its mine and pay for it.
    Originally posted by lindens
    Buyers don't get dings for requesting a cancellation. Seller will get a rather nasty defect though for cancelling due to out of stock which is almost certainly why he is trying to get the OP to request the cancellation.
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    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 9th Jul 18, 9:28 AM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 9:28 AM
    I'd just reply saying you don't want to cancel as you'd like the item and have already paid.

    How long had it been listed for? Are we talking you clicking the BIN within seconds of it appearing?
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    • Dox
    • By Dox 9th Jul 18, 2:20 PM
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    How long had it been listed for? Are we talking you clicking the BIN within seconds of it appearing?
    Originally posted by pinkshoes
    What's it matter? OP has bought it and paid for it. End of story.
    • brewthebear
    • By brewthebear 9th Jul 18, 2:58 PM
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    If seller is telling truth all they have to do is say sorry to other person but item is now sold.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 10th Jul 18, 7:30 AM
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    Seller got back to me to say they would send the item


    I hope they didn't get any hassle from the other buyer who they listed it for.


    I don't know how long the listing had been up, its never something I check. Should I be?
    • soolin
    • By soolin 10th Jul 18, 7:37 AM
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    Seller got back to me to say they would send the item


    I hope they didn't get any hassle from the other buyer who they listed it for.


    I don't know how long the listing had been up, its never something I check. Should I be?
    Originally posted by iammumtoone
    How long it had been listed is immaterial , you won it that's all that matters.
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