Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:32 PM
[quote name='practicetee' timestamp='1357244616' post='6161899']
[quote name='mister2cool' timestamp='1357243906' post='6161831']
[quote name='hayzooos' timestamp='1357240448' post='6161459']
[quote name='wetdogsmell' timestamp='1357238533' post='6161241']
[quote name='practicetee' timestamp='1357159567' post='6155003']
Just to be clear, this was all over a couple minute span, right?
If that's the case he should have honored the price you two agreed upon, provided that you send paypal before the other person. There are a lot of people who will say they will buy an item on here that just disappear once a deal is reached, hence why I like stipulating that the first person to Paypal gets the item when I sell [I am in no way saying you are one of them btw].
I have seen this before but doesn't this potentially lead to more than one buyer sending $$ to your paypal acct? Do you just refund any additional payments? I prefer to go the route of PM confirmation with the seller before sending any money because of not knowing how this would get resolved... Kind of off topic...
I've thought about this as well. I wouldn't want a bunch of people sending me money to PayPal. Can you just refund the money without any fees associated with it? I know that's what I would do if I were the seller, but that doesn't mean other people have the same standards.
Yes refund would include all fees that were charged. It would still be a messy situation IMHO. I would stick to making a deal and then get money.
Raising price after an agreement is a big NO NO however!!!! Should have told the "new buyer" that you appreciate the generous offer but the item has been sold.
I've never really had it come down to that, honestly. Usually when I tell someone I'll accept their offer but need the funds pronto that it lights a fire and they send payment immediately, at which time I tell the other member that was interested that the item has since been sold. I've just had too many people over the past couple months say they'll take an item and then disappear to not take every opportunity I can to get an item sold, sort of like 1 in the hand vs 2 in the bush.
I've only had to refund a payment once, when I just didn't trust a buyer and decided to be safe rather than sorry and they got their money back immediately.
I am in no way, in any circumstance, advocating a bidding war. I'm usually thrilled that someone actually wants something I'm selling that I wouldn't want to scare them away with a bidding war.
I think I made a mistake reading your OP. When you said "first person to PayPal" I was thinking you put your PayPal addy in the ad and then people just started throwing money into it. Like making it rain into your PP account, you know? I'm guessing you still do things via PM so you'd only be dealing with 2-3 guys at a time. I guess you could still run into this situation, but it would be minimal, like you said.