r/mildlyinfuriating May 26 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 2

What is the point of auction then?

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u/wonderingtoken May 26 '22

Report the seller/user. Probably nothing going to happen unless and/or until they violate the terms again.

I don’t think you can leave feedback since it was cancelled but if for some reason, you can, a negative feedback is warranted.

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u/miraculum_one May 26 '22

Someone messaged them asking if they could buy it for more than the winning price. Likely they are doing the transaction without giving eBay their fees, which is definitely against the terms. Definitely report.

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u/Far-Car May 26 '22

On top of that, a lot of scams start like that. The seller will have little to no recourse after a chargeback, especially with a stolen credit card.

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u/SilentC735 May 27 '22

If that's that case... that would be hilarious.

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u/IndividualLawyer418 May 27 '22

Sweey, sweet justice.

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u/FireCamp105 May 27 '22

Is it really justice? The dude wanted more cash but he didn't steal no one's money, and the justice for that is him getting scammed out of his money and product? Really? Is this what the modern human logical thinking has become?

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u/belisarius180 May 27 '22

Play shitty games, win shitty prizes.

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u/SilentC735 May 27 '22

It is in fact justice. The dude broke one of the biggest rules of auction etiquette. The whole damn point of an auction is that the price is not guaranteed for anyone. Both buyer and seller have to agree to the final price, be it higher than the buyer wanted, or lower than the seller wanted. If people just back out because they don't like the price, they're undermining the whole damn point of having the auction in the first point.

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u/81zuzJvbF0 May 27 '22

either that or someone who set low start bid to lure bidders, but bailed because the final bid isn't high enough

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u/LeftShoeGone May 26 '22

Still looking for a feedback button now, will email to ebay instead if I couldn't find it

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u/druznutz May 26 '22

To the right of where that auction is in your purchase history there should be a Leave Feedback option. You may have to expand the More Actions drop down. If I remember correctly you have to wait 7 days before you can leave a negative.

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u/LeftShoeGone May 26 '22

I'm on mobile and able find it for other items I purchased, but not this one. I'll try later on my pc tho, thanks

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u/UpAndDownIGo May 26 '22

the app is Not Great. i had to do this once, and i believe i found it on the PC pretty easily. i’d consider reporting the seller, especially since they flat out told you they took more money for it. it isn’t like they accidentally broke it while shipping it or something more forgivable

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u/maireadbhynes May 28 '22

Please block your payment to PayPal too. Make sure they don't get away with your mo ey.

You might have to go to the police and file a report of goods not received and send that to a PayPal office or via a scanned document from the police.

You have to work to get your money back.

It is a user initiated service. Do not wait for others to do this for you.

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u/ADHDK May 26 '22

I’m pretty sure it doesn’t appear for cancelled

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u/sltiefighter May 26 '22

Report asap screw this guy

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u/az226 May 26 '22

They don’t make it easy that’s for sure. Assholedesign.

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u/CbackNstomach May 26 '22

I get that crap when i call about a used car I've found that seems to be at a good price. It's always sold but they have others that cost twice as much.

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u/Ok_Anybody7769 May 27 '22

It's called a bait and switch and is technically illegal if you can prove it.

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u/Biggu5Dicku5 May 26 '22

Yup, report the fuckers...

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u/volmatron May 27 '22

imo ebay should allow buyers to leave negative feedback if this happens to them

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u/michyprima May 27 '22

I once did that and also left a negative feedback, which ebay promptly removed. You can’t win

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u/autofeeling May 26 '22

Wow! Wtf. I’d be so pissed.

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u/pearso66 May 26 '22

I think that's against EBAY rules. I'd look into it. Not sure what they could do, it may just be kicking him off EBAY

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u/wildcat12321 May 26 '22

yup, that's why there are "reserves"

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u/LeftShoeGone May 26 '22

Right? The audacity to even use smiley emoji like bruh..

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u/Emotional-Log-4482 May 26 '22

You can report them for this. They made your claim easy with that message. Go on a pc to do so.

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u/DeeNYC45 May 26 '22

Use the smiley face to let them know you reported them.

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u/autofeeling May 26 '22

Like, no, bitch… I am not interested. I was interested in the item I just won. Wow.

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u/Hollowregret May 26 '22

The world has been taken over by pure greed, every day i see more and more instances of raw greed and selfishness. People in general need to be more selfless and do better. The arrogance of using a smiley to rub it in your face that he got more money than the bid is just rude. Report his ass, hopefully he gets banned off the platform, he can go screw over people somewhere else.

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u/420blazeit69nubz May 26 '22

The seller could be getting scammed somehow though if the buyer is lucky. That’s why you don’t do off eBay transactions.

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u/Greenpaw9 May 27 '22

Really? Id only be r/mildlyinfuriated

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u/Greenpaw9 May 27 '22

Whoops, wrong tense

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u/DisabledCephalopod May 26 '22

They didn’t like the price you bid at so they cancelled the auction. They’ll re-list it to try for more, i bet there’s no other buyer

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u/LeftShoeGone May 26 '22

Yep, when I asked how much, it tooks them quite a while to pull out a number more than double of the winning bid.

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u/dude_thats_sweeeet May 27 '22

They’re scamming… trying to bait you into paying more

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u/neildavid May 26 '22

It's like they don't understand how a reserve works.

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u/runescapeoffical May 26 '22

Reserves cost money to set so I guess this is the scumbag work around

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u/WisestAirBender May 27 '22

What's a reserve?

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u/neildavid May 27 '22

When you create an auction you can set a reserve price that the item must meet before it will sell. But there's a slight fee associated with it to the seller so sometimes they just cancel items to avoid setting a reserve in the first place.

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u/Frooonti May 26 '22

"I have other similar [..] listed as buy now 🙂" is the dead giveaway here.

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u/danthesk8er May 27 '22

Yes this has happened to me before. One time the seller claimed they didn’t have enough to cover shipping so they put it back up.

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u/druznutz May 26 '22

I’ve been there and it sucks. Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is report the seller, but eBay won’t really do anything unless they are a serial offender.

Also I believe you can leave feedback in this instance, but I may be wrong there. Negative feedback would definitely be warranted in instances like this.

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u/LeftShoeGone May 26 '22

I've been looking for the feedback button for 10 mins prolly haha. Definitely, at least there should be a repercussion for the seller.

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u/ImaginationLocal8267 May 26 '22

It is against ebays terms of service to cancel sold items and to sell a listed item elsewhere, not sure where to contact them but it is something they tend to take seriously

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u/Chaff5 May 26 '22

If you cannot find a way to send feedback, try sending it to support for fraud.

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u/JackHagens May 26 '22

Make a fake account, watch his other auctions and then make a higher offer for whatever he sells to someone else... Don't pay him and hopefully the other buyers will report him as well.

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u/VirtualLife76 May 26 '22

You probably won't find one because ebay now defaults to automatic feedback. Once feedback is left, afaik, you can't change it. You have to go into setting and turn if off, otherwise the second an item is paid for/shipped, feedback is left.

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u/sixboogers May 26 '22

Essentially you can do a bunch of things that will not discourage this behavior even a little bit and let the rage build of you with the realization that you have no recourse for this slight injustice.

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u/Jet_Jirohai May 26 '22 Ally

Speaking as a semi frequent eBay seller, eBay sides with the buyer 99% of the time. So much so that it's common for buyers to soft-scam sellers out of money by claiming there's something wrong with the item and asking for a partial refund. The sellers are wise to this, but it's often cheaper just to dish out the partial refund than it is to deal with a return and relisting, given that they can't really fight it through eBay

As for cancelling orders as a seller, you have several times you can do that before it becomes a strike on your account, and even then you need to have valid reason. I don't believe "getting a higher bid" is a valid reason and OP here can probably open a case against them and likely win

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u/lankymjc May 26 '22

I tried to sell Pokémon cards on eBay once. The buy paid, received the cards, and then lodged a complaint that the cards were counterfeit. The money got refunded and he got to keep the cards, and there was nothing I could do. Fuck selling on eBay.

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u/Hollowregret May 26 '22

Yep i remember watching some dude who was making a living selling shit like hubcaps on ebay and he was so mad because ebay sided with the buyer all the time no matter how insane the claim of the buyer was making was. And that he was just being scammed over and over again and that he stopped using shit like paypal because they will side with the buyer 100% of the time and he started using some other format for pay and the issue lessened a little. Stopped watching the guy after a while because ebay isnt really my thing but it was interesting to hear and learn about.

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u/druznutz May 26 '22

I agree for the most part, except for the last sentence.

Win what? The case? And then what?

eBay can’t force a seller to deliver an item

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u/Christichicc May 26 '22

They can probably penalize the seller by placing restrictions on the account though.

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u/Hollowregret May 26 '22

Lots of people make a living off ebay, some of those people decided that scamming and fucking over people will make them more money, since its their livelyhood punishing their account will likely make em take a hit on income and they will either leave or behave like a normal human being with a conscience whos not a complete piece of shit.

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u/Hollowregret May 26 '22

I hate that all these platforms have so many loopholes for scammers to go around doing shady shit and never have to face consequences. Hell Amazon has legit become a complete shit hole of scam products and other garbage thats super vague in images and description and when you get your order you get some random cheap garbage. And its perfectly allowed and even encouraged because in some cases these scam products show up BEFORE the legitimate product you are looking for..

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u/StubbedMiddleToe May 26 '22

Can you leave a review if there was no transaction?

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u/peachfuzz0 May 26 '22

The transaction is done, then the seller cancelled. You can still leave feedback and the seller deserves a huge negative.

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u/VirtualLife76 May 26 '22

They have basically hidden a lot of the feedback stuff.

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u/summertime_fine May 26 '22

can you report them to ebay for that? it's gotta violate the terms of service for the seller to do that...

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u/LeftShoeGone May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

I read about it, people said that it's kinda useless since sellers are pretty much invincible.

I know they can cancel if they actually run out of stock or other technical reasons, but I'm shocked when the seller instead basically said the bid was too low...

edit: grimoire

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u/peachfuzz0 May 26 '22

Sellers say the same about buyers on ebay. Buyers have a lot of power too, but that's because there are shitty sellers that force ebay to have rules. It goes both ways really.

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u/Hollowregret May 26 '22

Of course it goes both ways, both parties need to be fair to one another for everything to work well. Not to mention this seller is a complete dick. But honestly from what im aware sellers are actually in general the ones being bullied on ebay since ebay and paypal will side with the buyer 99% of the time no mater how insane the buyers claim is. So many people have stopped using ebay because they have been fucked over so many times trying to sell shit.

I remember seeing some dude who was selling some Marvel statue thing that was super massive like the size of a 6 or 7 year old, this thing was huge and he sold it for like 800$, obviously being a collector he knew about how shipping can handle things so he packed it up extra good. When the buyer "received the statue" he returned it saying it was broken.. The guy did return it to the seller... in like a million pieces, broken in places that are super rare to be broken while shipping and broken in a way that looks more like it was smashed on purpose or in rage. The buyer got his money back and the seller was left with nothing except garbage. Really sad to see people do shit like that. I dont understand how you can do something so mean to fuck someone over, like are peoples egos really that horrible?

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u/summertime_fine May 26 '22

it's so shitty. once it's sold, they shouldn't be able to cancel to sell to someone else. seller only has 54 stars, though, so they're probably doing stupid shit like that all the time.

I feel for your frustration. hopefully you find it at a better price somewhere else.

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u/Blueberry_Mancakes May 26 '22

Report them to eBay for violating auction rules and then give the seller a 1-star review describing exactly what happened.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

I really really wanted a vintage coat on eBay and won the auction. I had a feeling it sold too cheaply. Sure enough the seller refunded me because! ‘on my way to post it, a dog attacked me and shredded the coat’.

I offered more money and miraculously she ‘found she had another identical coat in her closet.’

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u/djdonte May 26 '22

That’s against eBay rules and pretty much negates the point of an auction. Report them to eBay and leave bad feedback.

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u/Hollowregret May 26 '22

Tons of peeps saying it wont really do much to the seller, unless he does this shit all the time. But i 100% agree with you, OP has text proof that the seller cancelled the auction for reason that were not legitimate and he just wanted more money, i hope he can send that proof to ebay and they will at least punish the seller for not honouring the auction which is the entire concept behind ebay really.

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u/djdonte May 26 '22

That’s probably true but bad feedback is nearly impossible to remove so I would at least roast them with that.

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u/scottonaharley May 26 '22

Report them to EBay. That’s bullshit.

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u/Trunks956 May 26 '22

It’s a violation of the TOS

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u/pck3 May 26 '22

Common tactic by dickheads. Report him to ebay.

Edit ( I use to be a seller with over 10,000 sales. I am sure this is against policy. You won't get the item probably but they will suspend his account if he does it multiple times)

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u/Technical-Berry8471 May 26 '22

It is against the rules. What the seller really means is that the item didn't sell at the price they wanted. Report it to eBay, that way a future bidder won't face similar behaviour.

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u/RecreationalAssEater May 26 '22

I have had my item listed for a few weeks, and never any bids. Last week, I finally got a bid, the individual who won the auction messaged me afterwards and asked if I would cancel it because he just “wanted to see what would happen,” so I feel your pain from the opposite side.

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u/SVRDirector May 26 '22

Report it to eBay guy should eat a dick

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u/Hesthea May 26 '22

Report them to eBay. Even if nothing happens it will get registered and if that seller does it again and gets reported once again, his/ her account can get suspended/ canceled.

And send them that print screen.

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u/Evilmaze No it's not ok May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

That's bringing back shitty memories when I was in the process of buying a house. You make an offer with plenty more than asking and they just tell you your offer is too low. Then when they don't find a good offer they just pull it from the market and start fresh with a higher asking.

Fuck people who do this. Just be honest and start your fucking bidding with what you think your shit is worth instead of playing games with buyers. People place offers for the asking prices they're comfortable with, they don't just magically have much more money but decide bid on cheaper things for those assholes to try to pull more cash out if them. The scumbags aren't just being shitty to buyers they're also stupid. What makes you think I have extra 200k laying around when I placed only 30k more than asking price? Too low? Then don't start with 300k lower than your ridiculous expectations.

Honestly, I blame the people who are willing to go that far of an increase over asking. My brother's friend lost his chance to buy a house indefinitely over 50k difference from what he can afford because when he started looking he was in range but with the housing prices you ridiculously high they all went over his budget thanks to unfair bidding. One house in the area sells for 50k more and the entire area goes up by that amount as a baseline.

It's ridiculous how poorly regulated the housing market is here in Canada.

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u/Kindredmen May 26 '22

Report that. That is in violation of their rules. Post this all over the internet, any website where you can post that screenshot. And definitely leave this in their feedback if you can.

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u/Connect-Station-2404 May 26 '22

Report the seller, that's pissed me off, so you must be fuming.

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u/EpicGamingGuru May 26 '22

Nope report this smiling prick. You won it and they put the reserve. This is against the TOS of Ebay.

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u/v2_yt PURPLE May 26 '22

They broke TOS report them

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u/ToasterEmpire May 27 '22

eBay really don’t care lol

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u/Danronwins May 27 '22

I sell on ebay and this is absolutely not allowed. If a buyer wins the auction its a contract to sell to them. I would report it to eBay. Rubbish that you had that experience.

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u/Sad_Chair8797 May 27 '22

The only thing mildly infuriating to me here is that people still use eBay

I just bing craigslist and share that profile on my Myspace

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u/megandegggaming May 27 '22

We just use our Geocities page guestbook to negotiate sales. Crosslist on the local packet BBS to ensure we get more coverage.

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u/DijajMaqliun May 26 '22

I'm pretty sure ebay doesn't condone this? Never sold on that platform, so don't know the rules.

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u/redneckerson1951 May 26 '22

If your problem will give e-Bay a way to charge more, then you can expect help. Otherwise, as an old NCO once told me, "Kid, your are shit out of luck." I thoroughly believe they would allow listings for assassinations if they could do so without risking their commissions.

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u/inkyletters May 26 '22

I've had things for auction when people message me and tell me either to end it because "it doesn't look like anyone else will bid except for me" (wrong) or they make an offer to buy out. Literally I don't understand.

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u/supermariobruhh May 26 '22

Leave a review of the seller

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u/satanizr May 26 '22

Yeah, report them, Ebay won't like that explanation. You won't get anything out of that, but seller might get banned.

I've had this happen to me a few times, but sellers usually are smarter than that and say that the dog ate the item or something.

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u/Fearless_Swimming_84 May 26 '22

is this guy stupid

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u/AltoChick May 26 '22

I bought a handbag for the minimum price of 99p once and the seller cancelled it with the excuse that it was damaged or missing. So I watched and 2 weeks later she was selling the same bag with a minimum price of £1.99. I asked about it and she said ‘I’m allowed to cancel the order if I don’t think it’s enough“ which I’m pretty sure is nonsense. I did want the bag though so I asked that if it went for 1.99 would she definitely sell it and she said she would. Well it went for 1.99 and she did send it. But all that fuss and wasting my time for the sake of £1!! I know I should have reported her and I regret not doing so.

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u/DarutheSuperHacker May 26 '22

What the entire fuck? This is absolutely BULLSHIT.

If you won the auction you won it...

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u/jizzlevania May 27 '22

ebay has terms for its sellers that if you complain and report this, they take a bigger cut of all of his sales. Paypal customer service is basically all sellers outsourcing their business's customer service call center, so paypal adjusts their fee when a seller uses more of the service. I've only dealt with a shitty seller once, but he didn't follow the rules, I reported it because playing with my money, is like playing with my emotions, and the dude messaged me about how I was fucking with his money because now they were going to take a bigger cut from his sales. So I reported that email as well.

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u/Equivalent-Parking20 May 27 '22

Happened to me multiple times! Someone would bid on my auction but then later would cancel. Ebay didn’t do shit!

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u/hotd0ginahallway May 27 '22

It is just as bad as a seller I found, twice I had people win an auction then turn around and say they changed their mind and didnt want it, total waste of my time. Never tried to sell anything on Ebay again after that experience.

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u/Not-Mom15 May 27 '22

Report the seller. They shouldn't have auctions on there if they're randomly going to decide to sell it to someone else. Ebay is totally against the "I listed this on multiple sites, haha let's see which one gets more $$$" type of fuckers you see all over Facebook and Craigslist.

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u/[deleted] May 27 '22

Report them.

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u/Unt_Lion May 27 '22

And this is why I never partake in eBay auctions. This kind of crap happens, and it's so infuriating. All that time, even if it was short, was wasted.

If I shop on eBay, it's "Buy It Now" or nothing at all.

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u/_the-mentalist_ May 27 '22

In Germany, you could even sue him, and he would have to deliver to both buyers :D

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u/LovesReddit2023 May 27 '22

Need to take it to eBay and get this person kicked off eBay. They must have gotten an offer after the auction close. This is illegal by eBay standards.

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u/Socratic_DayDreams May 27 '22

The point? Negative feedback, till they'll never be able to use the account again.

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u/Gulfstream1010 May 27 '22

I believe they lose ratings for cancelling sale.

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u/420thTimesACharmm May 26 '22

Report them. That's not allowed

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u/xxcoder May 26 '22

Report it, it is against TOS

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u/ReddyPi May 26 '22

Honestly you can report but it probably not so any good also you can leave bad feedback but if he/she is a fuk but they can request to have it removed and even turn the tables on you….this happened to me

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u/Morganmaster May 26 '22

Id report that seller

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u/Ridicule_rs May 26 '22

Does ebay not have some sort of TOS to prevent this?

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u/EdoubleYT May 26 '22

It’s one thing to cancel it because you weren’t happy with the winning bid. However to be a lying POS and say someone just magically reached out as the auction ended and offered more is what’s wrong with eBay.

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u/one_dank_boy May 26 '22

That is most certainly against the EBay TOS

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u/Fean2616 May 26 '22

Absolutely this.

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u/0kokuryu0 May 26 '22

I bid on something once on a whim since it was super cheap and almost done. Ended up winning, but the seller upped the shipping since it sood so low. I didn't care since it was still cheap after the price hike.

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u/valhalkommen May 26 '22

They aren’t allowed to do that. They can get in trouble with EBay for doing stuff like that, and I hope they rightfully do.

People who do stuff like that are annoying as hell anyways

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u/CarpetPedals May 26 '22

Why pay for a reserve if you can just cancel the sale after it ending?

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u/RadicalMisanthropy May 26 '22

I've had a hard time selling pc parts on Ebay because people often bid up then bail, presumably competitors trying to steer people away from the similar listings by driving up the prices, or some other form of malice.

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u/slang_tang_ May 26 '22

You won’t be able to leave feedback but you can report the user although it doesn’t do much.

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u/CoraxTechnica May 26 '22

Scam. The only price they're selling it for is the buy it now and are using this "higher offer" thing as an excuse to get you to buy it.

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u/Brotherbeam May 26 '22

Are you allowed to put Reserves on Ebay auctions? Thats bullshit.

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u/AnthonyPantha May 26 '22

The seller should owe the bid winner 10% of the winning bid in my opinion as collateral. If you put something like this on Ebay, you are essentially tying up people's money (assuming you are buying something you only need 1 of and people don't waste their money on repeat purchases).

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u/1986silverback May 26 '22

I hope u reported them to ebay

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u/Sumdumcoont May 26 '22

Absolutely write a formal complain with evidence, you’re not allowed to do that and AFAIK it results in an automatic seller ban (with sufficient evidence)

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u/VirtualLife76 May 26 '22

Ebay is crap these days. So easy for the buyer to get whatever for free. Can't actually leave bad feedback for the most part. Even the emails come in like 90's html code format at times, have to search through code just to find an image link.

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u/jasho_dumming May 26 '22

That’s not how an auction works.

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u/idrow1 May 26 '22

I've been an avid ebay'er for a couple decades and this really pissed me off. Definitely report them to ebay and leave a negative review stating what they did.

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u/johnlewisdesign May 26 '22

The higher offer was from his mum bumping it up, now he's screwed cos he's got fees to pay on it and is backtracking. Report em.

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u/TinkleTwinkleToes May 26 '22

Too many times sellers have the bidding option and only except $1 off. Like what the fuck is the point of a bid if you're gonna be like that

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u/ZoneCritical3085 May 26 '22

Report the seller. That is against the eBay rules.

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u/madhatter806 May 27 '22

I've had similar happen. Report to ebay. The seller gets a negative review from Ebay itself. They continue to do this, can result in being banned. While you won't get your item, you will be refunded.

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u/a_Vertigo_Guy May 27 '22

There’s a specific word for this. I can’t remember it exactly. So you bid and win an item. If/when it sells for less than what the seller wants, they’ll cancel your bid.

Then they either relist the item and repeat the process, or in my case, tell you that the winning bidder (not you) is unable to pay BUT you can buy the item for what THEY had bid the item to.

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u/Tonymaione329 May 27 '22

That’s fucked up

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u/Semi-Pros-and-Cons May 27 '22

They know how to take the bid, they just don't know how to award the bid. And that's really the most important part of the bid: the awarding. Anybody can just take 'em.

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u/kdbot012 May 27 '22

Thats bs

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u/edgefalcon May 27 '22

I don't sell on ebay anymore. Too scammy. Sooooo many Chinese fakes.

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u/PuffBronfman May 27 '22

I bought an album using "buy it now" option, my order was cancelled because the seller said he made a mistake on the price and meant to charge more.

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u/ginot867 May 27 '22

Had the exact opposite. Some dipstick was betting on multiple of the same item and ended up winning multiple auctions and sent me the same message that they got a better deal and if I could cancel it. eBay has a “buyer wanted to cancel button”. So stupid that my time and listing was wasted and I can’t even give them a negative review.

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u/dyllywonkz May 27 '22

The smiley face at the end…. Ooooh Lordy

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u/adfraggs May 27 '22

Ebay is infuriating, I share your pain

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u/FloTonix May 27 '22

Seller probably didnt get the price they wanted so made up an excuse. Report them.

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u/MRCAB May 27 '22

I know people who do this too. Contact the seller after losing and offer more… Not cool.

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u/MunchmahQuchi May 27 '22

This happens all the time with jewelry and women's clothing on there. And they'll also have auctions start at $.01 but then bid on the auction with another shadow account to push the bid up to their actual "reserve" price. It's such a shitty thing to do and I've reported several sellers for this crap. This idiot made it really easy by admitting to not following the terms of service. As many others have already said, report them and send along this screen grab. These unethical pieces of shit waste everyone's time by doing this.

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u/Awkward_Artichoke_56 May 27 '22

What is the point of ebay then?

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u/sean_themighty May 27 '22

Had something similar happen with a record I bought on Discogs years ago. Infuriating.

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u/Hellioth_00G May 27 '22

Shady shit right there. I immediately think they're trying to bait and switch when sellers pull this nonsense.

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u/Direct_Yam8314 May 27 '22

I have used eBay for about 22 years. Around 2017 they became an absolute joke. Eliminating and changing the way feedback could be given. They have allowed scams like this to happen all the time now. All they care about is their percentage.

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u/Detective_Former May 27 '22

Ebays a sham- so many fees, you lose like 12-15% on each sale- and it’s usually pretty buyer centric, so Im surprised they could do this without repercussion. I had a buyer purchase a flashlight with the listing stating in bold “batteries not included “ because they were weird (2 18650 cells combined into one) and he was still able to give me negative feedback.

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u/LuceeCarioca May 27 '22

Contact eBay. They should make the person honor the service agreement.

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u/oops20bananas May 27 '22

Report to eBay they don’t play

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

This is just as frustrating as an auction with a reserve price. What’s the point of the auction then? That’s just my opinion. I feel it’s a way for a seller to not have to relinquish an item fairly for the price it was won for.

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u/AdditionalShoulder86 May 27 '22

Report his unscrupulous ass to ebay. He's crooked.

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u/Capable-Quarter-6359 May 26 '22

It's a scam, thay get you to pay with a card and just take the money.

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u/aGenericRedditUser1 May 26 '22

Wow, their lack of a comma after 'Hi' and period at the end is rather mildly infuriating.

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u/Silvagadron May 27 '22

Were you buying a replacement shoe for your left foot?

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u/rfoleycobalt May 26 '22

eBay did and still does some stupid and crooked shit. Remember when they use to let you shill your own auction? They had a “one time”/auction rule. Some sellers would bid 15-20 times, on their own shit. Then they forbid it. Now they hide the real username so you can’t detect shills. A-holes.

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u/dessimus May 26 '22

It seems like it would still be fairly trivial to shill via sock puppet accounts, no?

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u/rfoleycobalt May 26 '22

Trivial? In some instances, but for the most part, it’s very effective. Once emotion is involved, prices can increase significantly. If you look at bid history on an item, bidders seldom submit one bid. I’m sure the “Increase Bid” button gets used more than any other.

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u/youseamstressed May 26 '22

Contact eBay this isn't allowed.

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u/IncenseTalk May 26 '22

I don't usually advocate for leaving sellers negative feedback, but in this case, it is warranted.

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u/No-Maybe-2434 May 26 '22

Its annoying but this happens sometimes on Ebay, if you want something you need to be aggressive especially if its rare. I was bidding on an item once and it randomly ended before the scheduled time so I messaged the seller and they said they had accepted an offer under the table for it. I was very frustrated at the time but it tought me a lesson all the same. Now I'm the guy sending offers under the table.

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u/alicedog457 May 26 '22

Happened to me. Report them to eBay and should be able to leave a negative review too.

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u/boxmail2800 May 26 '22

Snipers….

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u/assblaster5500 May 26 '22

I once worked for a casino that hosted a charity auction with a set end time. I bid on an autographed Kyle Lowery jersey and had won it at the end of the auction only to have my bid surpassed after the fact so I bid again, they bid again a total of 5 times only to be locked out of bidding in the end. I later saw that jersey hanging on the Casino presidents office wall. Fuck that guy and fuck that place.

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u/t0kinturtle May 26 '22

Shadow bids. Why i got out of the mtg art game

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

That would piss me off. The worst I've had on ebay Is when I went to buy an item (no auction) and a few hours after I brought it, the guy canceled my order saying that he no longer had the item.

Probably the most infuriating experience I've had with ebay is when I brought a manga that was like 25£ while it originally sold for like 7£ and on top of that it was like 4£ shipping that took nearly 2 months to arrive. I gave the dude negative feedback and I had to endure the seller spamming me with messages asking me to get positive feedback and ebay requests telling me that my problem was fixed and asking me if I wanted to change my review.

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u/Grimfuze May 26 '22

I just started selling. Man I couldn't do this unless it was like a shit ton more like 3x as much. Then I'd peel the original buyer off a bit as a sorry.

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u/laxkid7 May 26 '22

Was the auction over? Or did they snipe you?

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u/Shaadr May 26 '22

Almost All 90 comments in this thread: report it

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u/tonysilverado May 26 '22

Yeah report him to ebay, that'll teach him. Maybe the internet police will check him out too.

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u/King_Kasma99 May 26 '22

When your in germany you can probably even Sue them because you made a contract and he Broke it (but not Sure and if it would be even usefull)

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u/Elymanic May 26 '22

I mean I wouldn't sell something for a price that's too low either....

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u/AccountPretty4576 May 26 '22

A lot of the posts are this thread are dumb. This shit is legit sorry this happened to you but honestly it's probably better you aren't giving this D head your money.

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u/MichaelScarn005 May 26 '22

I just won a bid on an Xbox at a lower price than most are going for and the seller did not ship, they lied and said they shipped it and a week after it was supposed to arrive. I filed a claim. eBay sent my money back after reporting them, eBay won’t let me leave negative feedback on them so i can’t even let future buyers know

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u/DadPool9902 May 26 '22

This sounds very much like a Bait and switch. You got baited into buying something through auction and now he is trying to get you to buy something at a fixed price and most likely a higher price.

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u/gumslinger101 May 26 '22

Conducting a transaction outside of eBay is against the terms of agreement. Definitely report them. I used to work in customer service for eBay when the contract was in North America and not in Malaysia

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u/TrumpTrolled May 26 '22

Scam alert.

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u/Slumbering_Oaf May 26 '22

This is why I don't use Ebay. There are too many ways to get screwed over on that site. Seller and Buyer Alike.

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u/Shadow__Net May 26 '22

Imma need an update when available

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u/MaxToguro May 26 '22

I had this happen recently too. You can leave feedback but the normal buttons will be missing. Try looking at your own account feedback. The middle of the page should say "purchases awaiting feedback." Do you see the item there?

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u/Ok-Structure5377 May 26 '22

Really. Some piece of shit did that to me over a PS5. but then I found a cheaper buy it now! Then? The ass wipe contacts me about a month later saying it didn't sell for the price he wanted and if I was still interested. To which I replied. "🤣 🖕that's what you get, go fxxk yourself!"

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u/Ross-Airy May 26 '22

Lol but why should they lose money for your sake? Don’t be entitled; that’s their item

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u/throwaway3544219 May 26 '22

THIS is why I stopped using ebay years ago.

I was winning an auction at a good price when, a second away from closing the item was yanked and the seller claimed "incorrect description"

I waited to receive an item and the seller kept promising delivery dates and missing them until I realized he wasn't going to send it, and then I discovered that he tricked me into waiting past the maximum time I was allowed to claim failure to deliver.

Another auction I won and just got straight-up ghosted.

3rd time's the charm, goodbye forever ebay, you SUCK!

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u/randomlyaskingstuff May 26 '22

I sometimes hope the lower offer wins because the higher bidder will be somewhere out of the country with a brand new account and 0 ratings...

Does anyone know if Ebay will protect the seller in this situation? If someone receives their product but decides to claim it's flawed and sends back an empty box, for example..

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u/Cephell May 26 '22

I doubt what he said is true. I smell rather he cancelled because the item didn't go for enough and he just plans to relist, hoping it'll go for more next time.

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u/Jolismotifs May 27 '22

Pretty sure this is a scam tactic, gets you to think you could get the item for cheaper, if the price doesn't go over their set price stock they just happen to have a person come buy and offer more. So you go buy for full price elsewhere instead of the deal you wanted

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u/ToasterEmpire May 27 '22

I would say report the twat but nothing will happen, something similar happened to me with a signed first edition Star Wars novel a few years ago, guy cancelled it after I won and said “match my friends offer and it’s yours” (which was double what I won it for) called him a cunt and reported it. It was back for sale the next week at the much much higher price and don’t think it ever sold.

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u/inspectcloser May 27 '22

This is absolutely ridiculous for the seller to bait and switch like that. They cannot decide after the auction has closed to cancel it. That is the whole point of an auction. Once the timer runs out the product is your property. They have no business selling it to someone else. If this other person allegedly offered more money they should have put in their highest bid to begin with.

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u/mushy_cactus May 27 '22

Appears to be a classic take offsite scam... Seller cancels, asks you to buy something different (off platform) so you'll have no protection from ebay and or PayPal and be out $$$

Or the the seller sends you a "buy it now" link, you click to buy but you have to log in... Could also be credential stealing with a keylogger.

Or the seller is just a jerk :D

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u/djpromo_vqs May 27 '22

Bro...eBay ALWAYS tend to defend sellers, even when knowing they're shady. So good luck? 👊