1. edswife1970's Avatar
    Since I was getting a new series 4 Apple Watch I decided to sell my series 3. I put it on eBay and it sold. Well Kinda! It’s been 2 1/2 days since the auction ended and I still haven’t gotten paid. And I can’t re-list it until I go through all the steps that eBay says I have to do to get payment from the buyer.

    In fact, if this buyer reneges on the sale, I am not going to relist it. I’ll just see if my sister wants it – LOL.

    I just don’t understand why somebody would bid on something and then not follow through. I have purchased things on eBay a time or 2 and when I win I pay immediately.

    OK, my rant is over
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    01-05-2019 05:06 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    Yeah that’s annoying. Have you tried reaching out?
    01-05-2019 06:52 PM
  3. edswife1970's Avatar
    Yeah that’s annoying. Have you tried reaching out?
    I sent an invoice via eBay and put a note on it that I would like to be paid promptly so that I could send the Watch to him.
    01-05-2019 06:57 PM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    Maybe just reach out and ask what’s going on. Do they have good reviews?
    01-05-2019 06:58 PM
  5. kazp3r17's Avatar
    I've been through this before. My advice is to get report it as an unpaid item sense it has been more than 2 days. Otherwise you bee stuck with an unpaid item and the 10% selling fee. Second bit of advice any electronics you want to sell in the future I'd recommend using swappa over eBay.
    01-05-2019 07:19 PM
  6. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    At least you can give them a bad review!
    01-05-2019 07:31 PM
  7. edswife1970's Avatar
    Now he has sent me a message asking for a picture of everything that will be sent to him. Shouldn’t he have asked for that BEFORE he placed his bid?? Good grief
    01-06-2019 08:33 AM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Now he has sent me a message asking for a picture of everything that will be sent to him. Shouldn’t he have asked for that BEFORE he placed his bid?? Good grief
    I’d tell him that he has already bought the item and owes the money. He’s more than welcome to report any concerns to eBay.
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    01-06-2019 08:47 AM
  9. edswife1970's Avatar
    I’d tell him that he has already bought the item and owes the money. He’s more than welcome to report any concerns to eBay.
    I know. I sent the pic and told him I want to be paid now.
    01-06-2019 09:44 AM
  10. Tpence2177's Avatar
    Thankfully the worst experience I had on eBay still worked out. I sold my 6+ in December the purchaser was in a big hurry to get the item (and paid promptly) but then didn’t leave any feedback. Actually still hasn’t left feedback. Since I hadn’t sold anything for a while I had the 21 day hold. They were great at communicating before hand then once they got it I tried to reach out to make sure everything was satisfactory, but I only got crickets.

    Guess I’m the only one that leaves feedback when I purchase something. *
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    01-06-2019 09:51 AM
  11. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I've been through this before. My advice is to get report it as an unpaid item sense it has been more than 2 days. Otherwise you bee stuck with an unpaid item and the 10% selling fee. Second bit of advice any electronics you want to sell in the future I'd recommend using swappa over eBay.
    ANYTHING over eBay.
    01-06-2019 02:03 PM
  12. Byrese's Avatar
    Now he has sent me a message asking for a picture of everything that will be sent to him. Shouldn’t he have asked for that BEFORE he placed his bid?? Good grief
    Don't mess with this joker. If he still hasn't paid yet, I'd do what someone above said, cancel the sale and report it. I would suggest reselling on swappa or this forum.
    01-06-2019 03:01 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    I sell many things on eBay but the most frustrated item was sold during a bidding war. Sold for 210.00 on a 50 dollar starting bid and the winner bid at the last moment.

    I was so happy till I had to wait three days to get paid but it finally happened. Just be patient even thou I sure wasn’t
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    01-06-2019 05:44 PM
  14. ksassy's Avatar
    That's a bummer! eBay is great for buying but not so much for selling. Hope your Series 3 eventually finds a happy home.
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    01-06-2019 07:59 PM
  15. edswife1970's Avatar
    The saga continues…

    Now this morning I got an email asking if the user guide and box comes with it!

    The bad thing is I can’t just say screw it and not sell it. I have to wait until eBay says it’s OK. In other words they give the buyer all kinds of time to complete the sale. Never again
    01-07-2019 08:29 AM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The saga continues…

    Now this morning I got an email asking if the user guide and box comes with it!

    The bad thing is I can’t just say screw it and not sell it. I have to wait until eBay says it’s OK. In other words they give the buyer all kinds of time to complete the sale. Never again
    If it were me I’d avoid any further communication with the buyer and wait for payment or for eBay to cancel the sale.
    You’re probably nicer than I am though.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    01-07-2019 08:31 AM
  17. kazp3r17's Avatar
    The saga continues…

    Now this morning I got an email asking if the user guide and box comes with it!

    The bad thing is I can’t just say screw it and not sell it. I have to wait until eBay says it’s OK. In other words they give the buyer all kinds of time to complete the sale. Never again
    Sounds about right lol. Anything I sale on eBay I always put in big caps "payment due withing 48 hrs of purchase". There's always someone who trynna catch a deal on there but jump to buy it. Usually those people that do it just do so to guarantee themselves that they've secured the item and now they can ask question and determine if they really want it.

    Sorry that your having to deal with a sale like this it happens sometimes. Best of luck!
    01-07-2019 08:45 AM
  18. pkcable's Avatar
    I've always had good experience's with the Market Place here and with Swappa. Ebay, not so much.
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    01-07-2019 08:47 AM
  19. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    The saga continues…

    Now this morning I got an email asking if the user guide and box comes with it!

    The bad thing is I can’t just say screw it and not sell it. I have to wait until eBay says it’s OK. In other words they give the buyer all kinds of time to complete the sale. Never again
    That's absolutely ROTTEN!!!! Your buyer should have done all of this ahead of time. When I buy on Ebay, I always check seller reviews BEFORE I buy... and of course ask any questions before buying. Once I've purchased an item, I immediately connect to Paypal to pay.
    Byrese likes this.
    01-07-2019 09:09 AM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    The saga continues…

    Now this morning I got an email asking if the user guide and box comes with it!

    The bad thing is I can’t just say screw it and not sell it. I have to wait until eBay says it’s OK. In other words they give the buyer all kinds of time to complete the sale. Never again
    Sorry you’re still dealing with this mess!!

    If it were me I’d avoid any further communication with the buyer and wait for payment or for eBay to cancel the sale.
    You’re probably nicer than I am though.
    I totally agree, Rob! I’m extremely petty or mean (whatever people wanna call it) when it comes to things like this.
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    01-07-2019 06:44 PM
  21. Byrese's Avatar
    Sorry you’re still dealing with this mess!!



    I totally agree, Rob! I’m extremely petty or mean (whatever people wanna call it) when it comes to things like this.
    It's not mean IMO. This person is not being responsible.
    01-07-2019 07:24 PM
  22. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    It's not mean IMO. This person is not being responsible.
    This is exactly right! @edswife1970 is actually the "victim" in this. She's the one losing out on the revenue. Sticking up for yourself is not mean. in fact, it's good business sense.
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    01-08-2019 11:29 AM
  23. Byrese's Avatar
    Let us know how it ends
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    01-08-2019 12:06 PM
  24. edswife1970's Avatar
    Final update…

    No payment received so my watch isn’t sold. I was able to close the case in eBay. And get this, I’m not able to leave negative feedback. Not really sure how it works - maybe eBay takes care of that since he didn’t follow through with the payment.
    kazp3r17 likes this.
    01-11-2019 08:19 AM
  25. kazp3r17's Avatar
    Final update…

    No payment received so my watch isn’t sold. I was able to close the case in eBay. And get this, I’m not able to leave negative feedback. Not really sure how it works - maybe eBay takes care of that since he didn’t follow through with the payment.
    Once a case is closed you can't leave feedback, you can leave feedback before that happens though. However they still will mark his account in a negative way.
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    01-11-2019 08:40 AM
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