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Old 08-14-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I found an item on Ebay that I was interested for my DH's birthday. The listing didn't end until 7 days. I contacted the seller b/c I needed it in 2 days. The seller agreed to end the lisitng and sell the item to me now. While in the the process of ending the item, somebody put a bid on the item. Before she knew it, they paid for the item on Paypal. Now she feels obligated to sell it to that bidder. She couldn't apologize enough. I told her to e-mail the bidder and explainn the situation. She feels she can't do that and it's to late. Anyhow, I'm out of the item and totally disappointed.

What do you all think?
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Sorry to say but I think you're out of luck - it WAS a 7 day listing and whomever bought it had every right to if it was a "Buy Now" item. If it wasn't a "Buy Now" I don't understand how someone could have bought and paid for it.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Sorry to say but I think you're out of luck - it WAS a 7 day listing and whomever bought it had every right to if it was a "Buy Now" item. If it wasn't a "Buy Now" I don't understand how someone could have bought and paid for it.
It was an auction. She was ending the listing but didn't catch that a bid was just made.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The seller is right to honor the bidder. This is why I refuse to end auctions early. You'll find another one.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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That's a tricky situation. As a seller, I think I would have cancelled the bid and then ended the auction and sold it to you as promised. The buyer couldn't possibly have bought and paid for it if the auction wasn't even ending for another two days.

If it had a Buy It Now on it, they could have bought it and paid -- but so could you!
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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She's never ended an auction before, so I think she was a novice at it. I don't think she realized there was a bid before ending it. I hope I find another gold chain, but not at $20. Bummer!
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