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    Ebay buyer stress

    I've just managed to win an auction for a brand new Omega DSOTM on ebay for what I think looks like a bargain, equates to around 44% off list.
    The seller is only 30 miles from me so i have messaged them with my phone number to arrange payment and collection, no response.
    What happens if i don't hear from the seller (i presume i won't). I know as a seller you are obliged to complete a deal, but no one can force the seller to complete

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    Quote Originally Posted by boundary546 View Post
    I've just managed to win an auction for a brand new Omega DSOTM on ebay for what I think looks like a bargain, equates to around 44% off list.
    The seller is only 30 miles from me so i have messaged them with my phone number to arrange payment and collection, no response.
    What happens if i don't hear from the seller (i presume i won't). I know as a seller you are obliged to complete a deal, but no one can force the seller to complete

    Really very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Really very little.
    As I thought. He should have put a reserve on it if he wanted over a certain amount

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    Happened to me several times.
    If you launch an investigation with eBay the seller will simply state the item has been damaged etc.

    If itís relisted eBay donít care much either.

    Best just moving on with life.


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    If you messaged him with your phone number ebay may ban you anyway. He might know this & has therefore not replied to your message so he dosen't get banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pointy View Post
    If you messaged him with your phone number ebay may ban you anyway. He might know this & has therefore not replied to your message so he dosen't get banned.
    Not correct. Once auction is over itís fine to send your phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshovel View Post
    Happened to me several times.
    If you launch an investigation with eBay the seller will simply state the item has been damaged etc.

    If itís relisted eBay donít care much either.

    Best just moving on with life.


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    Iíve had it too. I have never backed out of a sale on eBay and 99% of the time I no reserve my stuff, if someone gets a bargain I actually congratulate them!

    But if I ever manage to get a bargain the item always miraculously manages to get lost or broken. Had one the other day which was sold as spares or repair and the seller messaged me to say they went to package it up and it was broken! I replied saying it was advertised as broken and it didnít matter so please still send it as I was bidding on it for the spares... nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boundary546 View Post
    I've just managed to win an auction for a brand new Omega DSOTM on ebay for what I think looks like a bargain, equates to around 44% off list.
    The seller is only 30 miles from me so i have messaged them with my phone number to arrange payment and collection, no response.
    What happens if i don't hear from the seller (i presume i won't). I know as a seller you are obliged to complete a deal, but no one can force the seller to complete
    Is it the one that ended today? If so, why such concern the seller will back out? The last one that went for auction went for £200 less than this one so itís not like it was a crazy price.

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    If it sounds too good to be true then it comes as no suprise!

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    Did the auction state that collection in person was okay?

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