Ebay buyer not buying

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Yzzim

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So I've got another winning Ebay bidder who has not paid for the item. Is there anyway to re-list the auction without having to wait 14 days to get my Final Value Fee refunded?

The auction ended for $300 so it's a decent chunk of change I don't want to waste, but I want to get the item sold asap.

I posted in the auction that payment was required in 24 hours. It's been 3 days now and the winning bidder is now getting negative feedback from other people about not shipping stuff. No response from the winning bidder and their phone number it out of service. I hate ebay.
 
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Couldn't you just make a new auction and then when the 14 days are up ask for the FVF from the 1st auction back?
 

Yzzim

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Originally posted by: Schfifty Five
Couldn't you just make a new auction and then when the 14 days are up ask for the FVF from the 1st auction back?

Can it really be that easy? Don't you have to relist the item to get FVF credit?
 

Mide

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I think you can relist immediately but you have to wait and go through the process of sending an invoice, waiting for reply, filling out forms stating that bidder has not paid, etc. before you will be refunded your listing charge.
 

Yzzim

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Alright, thanks guys. I can't even leave negative feedback for this douche. I hate ebay
 

DaveSimmons

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Just be patient and follow the rules carefully (no threats to the buyer, etc.) -- you'll just get in trouble and/or get a negative if you try to get around eBay's seller-hostile rules.

This happened to me selling an Atari 800XL system earlier this year. Why someone would bid a vintage computer if they don't want it is beyond me. Fortunately the next highest bidder said yes to a second chance offer.
 
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Originally posted by: Yzzim
Originally posted by: Schfifty Five
Couldn't you just make a new auction and then when the 14 days are up ask for the FVF from the 1st auction back?

Can it really be that easy? Don't you have to relist the item to get FVF credit?

I would think so. Not 100% sure though.

One time I sold something on ebay, it was lost/stolen in the mail. I was able to get the FVF back.

I figured you could just relist the item and go through claiming the FVF separately.
 

octopus41092

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Same thing just happened to me recently. You can't get the FVF credit if you just relist it. You have to wait 7 days then report them then wait for them to not respond for another 7 days. After that you can just relist it or send a second chance offer if you want. Unfortunately you can't leave them negative feedback, but they do get an unpaid buyers strike. I just relisted the thing with the buy it now price at the final value and it sold pretty much within a day.
 

alkemyst

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Require instant pay next time. If you don't ebay clearly states the payment period. Not everyone that bids on an item that took 10 days to close is going to be at the keyboard in even half that time.
 
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