Author Topic: eBay rant  (Read 3362 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: eBay rant
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2020, 05:10:58 pm »

Some high quality thread necromancy here. Nicely done!

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Re: eBay rant
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2020, 06:16:19 pm »
eBay is the undead.  Nothing can kill it, not even coronavirus.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: eBay rant
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2020, 12:34:45 pm »
IME, the seller will get about 80% of the actual price (item price + P&P) paid by the buyer. It varies a bit depending on the postage, if the postage is high compared with the item price, then it can go down even 50%.

Eg, I sold an item for £5, P&P was £4, so the buyer paid £9, but I only got about £4.


Re: eBay rant
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2020, 02:53:34 pm »
This week's experience: won some new PD-6800 SPD-SL pedals for £47 (!) and paid instantly.

Next day seller sends a brusque message "your payment is short.  Please pay the postage."

I send him the PayPal receipt.  He says he's only had £48.68, not £50.70.

I ask if he knows about PayPal fees.

It goes quiet for a bit.

He messages saying he knows about the fees but they've never done it that way before  ???  Also says he will post them now and I am very lucky.

They turn up today.  They are fine, but he charged me for first class and sent them second class.  What a cockwomble.

Ultimately, he's pissed off because he expected £100, I suppose.  Well, 9.30 on a Sunday morning is not the optimum time to end an auction  :facepalm:
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: eBay rant
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2020, 11:42:54 am »
Selling a shopper bike that Mrs A no longer uses. 

A bit of a bidding war pushes the price up, two bidders, 18 bids. 

Get a message from one bidder asking me to cancel because they had a fall..

Pretty much means the bidding gets back to the very low starting price and now there are just a few hours to go!  Cancelled bids, not a good look.
Sic transit and all that..