- Ebay – what do you think to the following message I've received?
You’re being over cautious so I suggest… leave auction run its course. if the winner is local then arrange to meet a mutal public location person inspects item and hands over cash simples.Posted 4 years ago
tbh it is your loss. I’ve picked up stuff alot of times from sellers on ebay and had some great bargins that way.DickyboyMember
Be careful out there – personally I wouldn’t buy secondhand hifi speakers from ebay unless I could collect in person to be sure they worked & to make sure they didn’t get damaged in transit.
The ebay warning is just to stop you selling & them not getting a cut, personally I always let my auctions run to the end as you usually end up with a better price.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
If the price is right, just ask him to collect and pay in cash…but tell him you will leave the auction open until you have cash in hand.
I’ve collected a few things that I wanted to inspect before paying, and paid cash. Many sellers prefer it, they don’t pay ebay as much in fees,m and saves the ar5e ache of posting and packing. That’s the main reason you see the stock phrase:
‘Item is advertised elsewhere, so I reserve the right to cancel he auction at any time..’Posted 4 years agotheflatboyMember
By the way, you may have misunderstood ebay’s point about completing transactions “off ebay” – they’re not referring to in person collections, they’re talking about when someone messages you asking you to finish a sale early and then sell the item without incurring fees.Posted 4 years agokhaniMember
He’s right, cash on collection only, once its picked up cancel the auction and all you’ll pay is listing fees.Posted 4 years ago
It’s actually more risky for him and safer for you cos he loses eBay and PayPal protection cos its a private cash sale..
Unless he’s a murdering psychopath who slaughters you all when he comes to collect …Garry_LagerSubscriber
Off-ebay sales are a reality of the site, you can’t put an item up without getting messaged about buy it now these days. You should be open to it for the reasons laid out above – I don’t think there’s anyone on earth who would feel bad for dodging ebay/paypal’s 10%.
You should avoid doing it late in an auction that has a lot of activity, IMHO, just out of good manners. If there’s a lot of people interested, the item’s been up for a good while, then you should let the auction conclude.Posted 4 years agobrooessMember
See below. He’s right, I’m new to selling on ebay.
I’m shifting some hifi speakers – for which postage is likely to be c£20 and I’ve had numerous requests for collection/delivery face to face – clearly trying to lower the price by avoiding postage which I can understand.
I’ve refused on the basis I lose Seller’s Rights + at the top of all messages is the following from ebay. I also don’t want randoms coming round to my house.
‘Do not respond to the sender if this message requests that you complete the transaction outside of eBay. This type of offer is against eBay policy, may be fraudulent, and is not covered by buyer protection programs’
One guy’s response is:
I have collected over 300 times before without any problems and never heard of “sellers rights”being an issue.
If you would rather give your money to the Post Office, then I guess it’s your choice.
There is however the greater risk of damage and missing goods.
I notice that you seem to be a new user and I would ventutre to offer some advice regarding collection and posting.
Do not accept paypal payment for goods being collected as there have been instances of people claiming non-delivery and a refund for collected items.
Always use recorded delivery for any high cost items posted.
Personally I’d believe ebay over a random unknown…Posted 4 years ago
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