(Closed) Ebay etiquette? Who pays?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

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pbubs :  I’ve never read the T&C’s personally but there has to be something in there that states the seller cannot alter the price after the fact. When you won the bid it was for the provided price, not an extra $45 because the seller made a “mistake”. I think the seller didn’t get as much as they thought they would for the product and are now trying to squeeze more money out of you. If they are unwilling to honor the original bid price I would report them 100%.

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah thatd be a no. “Sorry, the price on the listing is X.”

Post # 18
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Helper bee

Just chiming in to agree that it’s definitely a scam.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you should have just said no and cancelled the order, unless they’ve had previous bad feedback for the same thing there would be no reason for me to jump straight to scam. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

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Hemnes :  If she cancelled the order, it would reflect negatively on her. Why should she take a hit for it? It’s a scam. $4 shipping plus an additional $45 to ship a coffee pot? They needed to be reported. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Well at least now you now that it wasn’t a mistake, they were tryign to hustle you!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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smoocheepoo :  That was my thought too.

 

 

 

Basically the seller wants to make more and wasn’t happy wiht how low the biddign ended. Contact ebay. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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leilarobs2 :  no it wouldn’t – if both parties agree it doesn’t impact either negatively. I’ve had to pull out of a sale before due to unforeseen circumstances, the buyer was fine. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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pbubs :  Yep. You can change the shipping and price (or both) until the moment someone bids. I do think that you should report this to eBay. Seller’s have to pay a fee that is equal to 10% of the price that an item sells for (in addition to PayPal fees). I would not be surprised if they lowered the price of the item and then refused shipment until you pay the additional as a “shipping charge.” This would allow them to get what they want for an item, and save the fee. It’s a horrible practice, but I doubt you are the first that they have done this too, which is why passing the info onto eBay can allow them to do something about it.

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futuremrsfraser :  In regards to them contacting the OP, eBays terms cite that you cannot contact a buyer or seller and coduct any transaction relating to a listed item outside of eBay. Prices are final because the auction/buy it now agreement states thats by bidding or commiting to a buy it now, you are entering into a contract with the buyer. When listing the item, the buyer agrees on their end. I think this seller is preying on customers who may not understand that the sale is a contract for the confirmed price only.

 

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