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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 20:22 PM   21
KatBar
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I definitely appreciate what you’re saying about her not paying in a timely manner. I certainly expect people to pay for things within 2-3 days maximum when selling stuff on eBay. I myself, always pay straight away for anything I win/buy, as I would never bid on anything I didn’t actually have the money in my account for.

It is a bit rude of her (in my opinion) to be bidding on your items when she doesn’t currently have the money, as it’s not a charity. And if she wanted to do that ahead of getting paid, then she should have at least contacted you before bidding, asking you if it is okay for there to be a considerable lag in payment.

I do hope she comes through in the end and you get the appropriate money for the items.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 23:29 PM   22
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Thank you! It is irritating tthe hell out of me when I read the message she sent 5 or 6 DAYS AFTER she had already won TWO auctions and bid on and won another 8 items that have ended! I just read the message she sent 3 days after I sent her the invoice for the items... here it goes:

"Hi there! I won this and a couple of your other auctions. I’ll be paying as soon as the other auctions I’ve bid on end, so you don’t have to ship twice. I get paid on Friday as well."

This was NOT in response to any messages from me as she has NEVER messaged me prior to sending this and she sent this one 2/10/18 meanwhile she won both auctions (only 2 at the time of the invoice I sent her) on 2/6/18!!!

I just get irritated when I read it - how rude and ignorant some people are is BEYOND me!!!



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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 01:16 AM   23
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I just think that if you wanted more money for the item then you should have started wth a higher start bid.

I do think she’s in the wrong for not paying in a timely manner but I’d just message her Nd ask her to pay now for what she’s already won as there’s obviously no guarantee she’ll win all your listings



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 04:06 AM   24
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Thank God some people understand!!
To those of you who think I am wrong by "keeping more in shipping and handling" would I still be wrong if I priced the items higher and I included the additional 3.50-7 in the price? Would you still expect me as a seller to go ahead and cut the price in half just because you chose to continue to bid on my items at the prices I listed them at?
No, nobody would expect a winning bid value to be reduced. But pricing the items higher to start with would be the better thing to do in my opinion. People don't have to bid. Someone who was willing to buy the item for a higher price would, presumably, bid on it. The only issue is that most buyers are funny about postage and do expect things to be combined for a fair postage price if several items are won from the same seller.

That being said, I do agree she should have checked in advance. I always do this, as it is both rude and entitled to just assume it will be done.



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 15:31 PM   25
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Thank God some people understand!!
To those of you who think I am wrong by "keeping more in shipping and handling" would I still be wrong if I priced the items higher and I included the additional 3.50-7 in the price? Would you still expect me as a seller to go ahead and cut the price in half just because you chose to continue to bid on my items at the prices I listed them at?
No, nobody would expect a winning bid value to be reduced. But pricing the items higher to start with would be the better thing to do in my opinion. People don't have to bid. Someone who was willing to buy the item for a higher price would, presumably, bid on it. The only issue is that most buyers are funny about postage and do expect things to be combined for a fair postage price if several items are won from the same seller.

That being said, I do agree she should have checked in advance. I always do this, as it is both rude and entitled to just assume it will be done.
I agree with this, it's the optics of it rather than the actual price paid that is a bit of an issue. For me as a buyer, it would appear as though you priced the items low to draw me in, but then are trying to make up for the low price by overcharging on postage. Seems a little sneaky. You would be better off to charge more for the items and then just charge the actual cost of postage, even if it all works out to be the same price in the end it will save you the hassle of potentially upsetting people who purchase multiple items from you. However, I would never assume that anyone would give me a deal, as a buyer I would have contacted you prior to bidding to ask if you would combine the postage at a lower price, and if you said no then I just wouldn't bid on your items. Simple as that. I would also pay immediately, it would drive me mad if someone won my items and then kept delaying payment.



 
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