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 Post subject: ebay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:34 pm 
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Need to vent my frustrations.

I bid on a postcard this morning that was ending an hour or so after my bid. No other interest had been shown in it so I bid the lowest amount. I received an email at the end of the auction....

eBay Bid Cancellation Notice - Item


Dear eBay Community Member,
The bid that you entered for the item (**********) has been cancelled. You can view the reason provided for the cancellation by selecting the (bid history) link from the individual item page.

Please be cautious if you are contacted about purchasing this item after the bid has been cancelled and as always, avoid paying for your eBay item using instant wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram as these payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

Regards,
eBay


Having looked at the item again, it's showing auction ended - no bids. I can only assume that my bid was not high enough for the seller and that they wanted more money for it. What I find most frustrating is that I cannot leave negative feedback for the seller who appears to have pulled out of the sale! What would have happened if I had pulled out at the end of it?

It was only a postcard of an old Burnley School Class but it's the principle of the dodgy dealing. The bid history explanation says the seller ended the bid because the item was no longer for sale - why put it on ebay then! Numpty!!
The 'powerseller' has 100% positive feedback but does not deserve it in my opinion!!
:x :x :x

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 Post subject: Re: ebay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:27 pm 
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Contact the seller and ask him what happened.

I didn’t think a seller could withdraw an item after a bid had been made.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:33 pm 
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I didn't think of that Kris. :shock: Must be my age (or the french plonk?)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:30 pm 

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:?: I am almost 99.9% sure they can't, once you have bid, you have both entered into a contract.They are in danger of having their account closed and a ban from Ebay if they are causing problems.
Is it so obvious I shop on Ebay? Ah well, we all have our vices :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: ebay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:08 am 
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My experience with eBay is that if there is a price which the seller will accept (BuyItNow) and someone offers that price, the auction is closed legitimately. However, this is usually with big ticket items...but needn't be limited to them, I suppose.
They have the 'reserved bid' and the 'buy it now' price....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:44 am 
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It wasn't 'buy it now'. It was just a regular auction for a postcard that started at 99p.

The reason for cancellation was that the item was no longer for sale. I don't think they should be able to withdraw it after a bid is placed but it seems, having read some of the t's & c's, that they can. I'm more annoyed because I cannot leave feedback.

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 Post subject: Re: ebay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:10 pm 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYokLWfqbaU

Sorry couldn't resist :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:07 am 
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Ha ha. Very good.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:13 am 
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Brill - have heard the song before but not watched the video. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:26 pm 

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At least it's cheered you up a bit and put a smile back on your face!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:48 pm 
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Has anyone got a copy of a lovely little book called "The Clatter of Clogs in the Early Morning" by Fred Wilde? A friend e-mailed me today and told me it was available on eBay....anyone bidding?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:19 am 
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They will be now! Not me though, I don't buy outside of the UK

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:17 pm 
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My friend who told me about it lives in U.K...so it may well be on eBay U.K., Mel.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:33 pm 
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Oh right, I did do a search for it but could not find it? Maybe it has been sold then?

I did find other copies online so I may dig in to one of those later.

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