- Moral dilemma
I agreed to do a deal with an ebay seller for something that was up for 65 + 20, the price arranged was 70 all in, so I paid. Now he realised within the last twelve hours he couldn’t end the auction…..and it sold for 275, but he’s said his word is his word and it’s still mine.
What would you do?Posted 5 years agoschrickvr6Member
I’ve given him two opportunities to back out and take the money but he’s standing firm and told me not to be silly. The dilemma was his but I still felt guilty about him missing out on so much money. He has since mailed me a pic of the item boxed up ready to go. With regards to the market value it’s a piece of yamadori bonsai material so value is very subjective.Posted 5 years agoconvertSubscriber
That there is a story to confirm why you should tell someone to do one when they ask you to end an auction early.
As he seems insistent I’d take it. Provided the item arrives I’d be sending him a little thank you gift. I do hope he doesn’t get stung for best part of £30 of ebay fees – that would be very sad in this case!Posted 5 years ago
£200 smackers is a lot to lose – as he’s obviously a nice guy by offering to honour the deal, be an even nicer one and let him sell it to the winning bidder.
What if the high bid is a shill bid? Why did the guy let the auction run? Did he want the safety net of the OP’s offer? Why do fools fall in love?
Distrust everyone! 😛Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
Slam it straight back on eBay with a reserve price of £250. If it sells, consider sending him some of the profits.
Sadly, it’s easy to be cynical about these things. Either he’s genuinely a nice guy, or he’s got his mates to bid in the hope you’ll send him more money, hard to know which. What other feedback does he have, does that give you any clues?Posted 5 years agoTrail-BlazerMember
You made a deal that both parties were happy with so I’d just run with it, personally.
How long did the, auction have left to run before you contacted him asking to end early? Seems daft to leave it until the eleventh hour before trying to pull the listing unless the seller was trying to hedge his bets.
Meeting in the middle might be an option if it bothers you but, as already stated, these other bids may well be bogus. Sorry to sound cynical but ebay is real bandit country…Posted 5 years ago
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