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Old 02-15-2021, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Yep, another rant thread and yes I know there have been dozens of complaint threads about Ebay here including my participation in those threads.

Lately I have been hit with alot of winning bidders who fail to pay. The latest winner (or should I say loser) sent me a message the next day on a winning bid of $405 stating he had no intentions of paying as he made a mistake. I also see a rash of bidders with a feedback score of 0 which goes against my preferences for bidding requirements. I called ebay and they said it was a technical error on their end and hope to have it corrected.

I think Ebay should redirect how they do business having all current members and all new members a requirement upon winning an auction to pay immediately by giving them the preference option of using Paypal or a credit card.

Bottom line is, if you cant afford to pay for it at sale completion, then you should not be bidding on it. I don't care if it is $! $10 $100 or $1,000
have the money ready in advance in your account, OR DONT BID!
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To be fair, I sometimes bid and win an auction one or two days from pay day (any more and I'll message the seller before I bid - if I really want something), and I have 100% positive feedback.
Hard to sort the eBay trolls from the serious buyers though.
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Yep, another rant thread and yes I know there have been dozens of complaint threads about Ebay here including my participation in those threads.

Lately I have been hit with alot of winning bidders who fail to pay. The latest winner (or should I say loser) sent me a message the next day on a winning bid of $405 stating he had no intentions of paying as he made a mistake. I also see a rash of bidders with a feedback score of 0 which goes against my preferences for bidding requirements. I called ebay and they said it was a technical error on their end and hope to have it corrected.

I think Ebay should redirect how they do business having all current members and all new members a requirement upon winning an auction to pay immediately by giving them the preference option of using Paypal or a credit card.

Bottom line is, if you cant afford to pay for it at sale completion, then you should not be bidding on it. I don't care if it is $! $10 $100 or $1,000
have the money ready in advance in your account, OR DONT BID!
There is no "technical error" on ebay and they have never corrected that 0 feedback bidder issue. I have had my settings to not allow 0 feedback bidders for the past 10+ years yet they still seem to bid every single time or anytime they want to. there are no effective restrictions and the settings dont seem to work.

Ebay bidding is like a thrill where buyers see that someone is going to outbid them and so they keep bidding for the thrill. ultimately some wind up winning and realize "oh ****" i didnt really want to do that". But yes i agree, they should be forced to pay!
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better yet impose a 10% service charge to the bidder who retracts a winning bid and maybe that would put an end to it...
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better yet impose a 10% service charge to the bidder who retracts a winning bid and maybe that would put an end to it...
Yes, and if they don't pay it take away their bidding rights.
(Just like if you don't pay your final value fees for selling).
And make the fees accumulate for a certain address so the person can't just create another account and start bidding again.
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Yep, another rant thread and yes I know there have been dozens of complaint threads about Ebay here including my participation in those threads.

Lately I have been hit with alot of winning bidders who fail to pay. The latest winner (or should I say loser) sent me a message the next day on a winning bid of $405 stating he had no intentions of paying as he made a mistake. I also see a rash of bidders with a feedback score of 0 which goes against my preferences for bidding requirements. I called ebay and they said it was a technical error on their end and hope to have it corrected.

I think Ebay should redirect how they do business having all current members and all new members a requirement upon winning an auction to pay immediately by giving them the preference option of using Paypal or a credit card.

Bottom line is, if you cant afford to pay for it at sale completion, then you should not be bidding on it. I don't care if it is $! $10 $100 or $1,000
have the money ready in advance in your account, OR DONT BID!
I could not agree with this more. Funds should be able to be collected immediately from the buyer. The onus should not be on the seller to try and remedy an issue with a sale the buyer commits to.
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I haven’t sold anything on eBay myself but I feel your pain.
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Just do what I do. Tell them you have their address and if they want to mess with a 6 feet Glaswegian that's up to them...
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let him report you Russ. there is nothing he or ebay can do about it. he asked to cancel in the first place. so tough! yes its annoying when winners back out. but not a lot you can really do. we know ebay isn't perfect. but its the minority/scammers that spoil it.

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What's the bidder's name Russ? I also sell models on e bay and been through this trouble many times because of at least four bidders on ebay tend to retract their bids 24 hours before auction ends. They are forever blocked from bidding again on my auctions but apparently created new accounts and therefore they are now playing dirty again.
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Ebay has us by the 'nads - where else can we move used diecasts? Ebay is in it to make money, but not for us. Anybody have alternate selling suggestions? Over, Doug
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UPDATE: In what must be a first... at least it is for me...Follow up as to why I started this thread..

I sell a model on ebay and the buyer next day sends me an email stating he made a mistake he didn't know what he was doing and to cancel the sale...I cancel the sale and basically tell him off that what he did was wrong and would report him to ebay.

The model sold for $405.00 I then offer the model to the next highest bidder for considerably less $300 based on his bid history as it was the next highest offer in sequence. He graciously accepts and pays for it immediately. Model sold $105 loss.

Now I am getting emails from the original buyer saying he made a mistake in cancelling and wants the model. I told him he is too late it is sold. He is demanding me to cancel the sale, refund the money to the new buyer and sell it back to him again or he will report me to ebay! PSYCHO!!
Geez, sounds like my ex girlfriend.
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Ebay has us by the 'nads - where else can we move used diecasts? Ebay is in it to make money, but not for us. Anybody have alternate selling suggestions? Over, Doug
Ebay is ok, a few weeks ago, I had a buyer bid on a model that I clearly listed on the title *DAMAGED and *READ DESCRIPTION, after they bid, they sent me a message saying they didn't realise it was damaged and asked me to retract their bid, I pretended I didn't see the message till after the auction finished and sent them a reply saying 'sorry I just saw your message'. The buyer just paid for it, (it was a pretty good price for quite a rare model still, even with the damage).
I still don't know if I did something mean or dishonest to this day, but buyers need to learn somehow. Playing the 'dumb game' is sometimes the best way to go....
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I can at least admit to making a mistake bid on eBay. I had already bid on a Canadian Silver dollar and mistook another listing for the same coin so I ended up bidding on two different auctions for the same coin. I then won both auctions. So I ended up winning two, not one, 1949 Canadian Silver Dollar. Yeah, I only wanted one but it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling to have two, which I did pay for both. I realise coins are far different from model planes, but I try to live my life so I can look at myself in the mirror.
.... I haven't sold on eBay (in my mind FeeBay) in probably 15 years or so. I got tired of the BS with non-paying bidders, but I'd still be stuck with the fees.
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I’m glad I saw this. I have the Blue Print and it’s one that I really like but maybe not $400 like. If you didn’t get it then I’ll definitely keep my copy.
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I can at least admit to making a mistake bid on eBay. I had already bid on a Canadian Silver dollar and mistook another listing for the same coin so I ended up bidding on two different auctions for the same coin. I then won both auctions. So I ended up winning two, not one, 1949 Canadian Silver Dollar. Yeah, I only wanted one but it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling to have two, which I did pay for both. I realise coins are far different from model planes, but I try to live my life so I can look at myself in the mirror.
.... I haven't sold on eBay (in my mind FeeBay) in probably 15 years or so. I got tired of the BS with non-paying bidders, but I'd still be stuck with the fees.
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why would you be stuck with the fees?????????????? if buyer doesn't pay, you cancel it and fees are refunded. on the few occasions winner hasn't paid, i have always got my selling fees back.
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ebay makes you wait for 4 days then makes wait with an unpaid case and finally on the 7th or 8th day refunds the fees.

it is always with the buyers , i mean Ebay is always supporting buyers and messing sellers
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well if they are always messing sellers, NOBODY WOULD SELL ON THERE! I have been on ebay 15 years, and only had a handful of buying or selling disputes. so got absolutely no idea what you guys are doing wrong? as said, its NOT perfect. but sadly a minority spoilt it for the many.
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well if they are always messing sellers, NOBODY WOULD SELL ON THERE! I have been on ebay 15 years, and only had a handful of buying or selling disputes. so got absolutely no idea what you guys are doing wrong? as said, its NOT perfect. but sadly a minority spoilt it for the many.

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Somebody paid $960 for a DLH B748i Retro last night. Wonder if the seller will get paid.
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Somebody paid $960 for a DLH B748i Retro last night. Wonder if the seller will get paid.

was that auction or buy it now???????????? one sold on auction for over $1300!! and a new livery one for over a $1000! same buyer and they paid + fb left. some real CRAZY prices atm. and they are all AUCTION listings.

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Somebody paid $960 for a DLH B748i Retro last night. Wonder if the seller will get paid.
Yes he was paid. I have been communicating with that seller for quite sometime. If you notice some of his models have been reposted several times as those were ones not paid for.
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well if they are always messing sellers, NOBODY WOULD SELL ON THERE! I have been on ebay 15 years, and only had a handful of buying or selling disputes. so got absolutely no idea what you guys are doing wrong? as said, its NOT perfect. but sadly a minority spoilt it for the many.
Robert, I too have been on ebay for almost 20 years. The fact that ebay does nothing to protect the seller stinks. My rash with non paying buyers has just started in the last year or so as I have never had a problem in the past. It may be the new generation and their entitlement power playing games with bids just for shi**s and giggles as they easily get away with it...

How to put a stop to the shenanigans?? a 10 percent bid cancellation fee split between the seller and ebay. You think ebay would be all over that one as it would be a money maker for them.
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There is a very simple way to fix these problems on eBay. Allow the seller to leave Feedback for the buyer.
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Has to be the best ever yet.

Posted a model monday 15th feb, within the UK, 2nd class recorded. That can be 2 days minimum to a couple of weeks.

Got a filed item not received yesterday Tues 16th!!
That has the potential now for the buyer to get the model, and me have to refund.
What I don't get is how ebays sytem let someone file an item not received so soon?
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The fact that ebay does nothing to protect the seller stinks.
It also grips me that E. Bay will not allow negative feedback to be given to buyers. The seller can get negative feedback from the buyer, but you can only give them positive feedback. How are sellers supposed to identify bad buyers and block them if necessary? This never used to be the case as some buyers got loads of negative feedbacks, alerting E. Bay to eventually ban them.
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Adrian, you can leave NEUTRAL FB. and put warning on there. i have seen some like that. not quite the same as leaving neg. fb. but better than nothing.
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There is a very simple way to fix these problems on eBay. Allow the seller to leave Feedback for the buyer.
Although Ebay only allows positive feedback to a buyer, I have, on more than one occasion, left a feedback like this; "NEGATIVE FEEDBACK; this buyer refused to pay for items he bid on" or whatever the problem was. Ebay has helped us survive Covid with no airliner shows to attend, but once the world opens up again, it will be adios and au revior to Ebay!!
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Adrian, you can leave NEUTRAL FB. and put warning on there. i have seen some like that. not quite the same as leaving neg. fb. but better than nothing.

there is no option for us to Neutral feedback for bad buyers
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Although Ebay only allows positive feedback to a buyer, I have, on more than one occasion, left a feedback like this; "NEGATIVE FEEDBACK; this buyer refused to pay for items he bid on" or whatever the problem was. Ebay has helped us survive Covid with no airliner shows to attend, but once the world opens up again, it will be adios and au revior to Ebay!!

Be careful , if the buyer complains you will get dinged and the third time suspension from ebay .
as per ebay you cannot write anything negative on a "Positive " feedback

Had that happen to me 3 years back and it was from one of the members here.
after that i stopped selling on ebay
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Ive been on Ebay since 2007 and I can completely agree with you on these 'Cowboys'! They seriously p*** me off!! Im surprised Ebay has not sorted this out by now! Also their returns policy is a joke. I had some clown in Spain return a Flying Tigers leather jacket i'd sold to him as a winning bid,claiming it had a tear in it! Funny how he had it for a week and even messaged saying how much he loved it,then 'discovered' this tear two weeks later! I have to add the tear was not there when i sold it,as i would never put something up for bidding if this was the case and i check the items thoroughly beforehand, with photos to back this up! I think he must of used it for a few days,then decided he didnt want it anymore! With Ebay ( and Paypal) policy i had to accept the return within this timeframe window!!! EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!
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I have had few problems with eBay and fortunately I was the buyer with my worst experience. He was also a special kind of stupid where he basically admitted he was a liar and intentionally withheld information in his messages so it made the dispute go super easy.


With that being said, I don't really care about the inability to leave feedback. My biggest reason not to sell on eBay is because of the ever increasing fees. My biggest reason not to buy on eBay is because of their relentless desire to charge sales tax on everything now, including international orders.
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To be fair, I sometimes bid and win an auction one or two days from pay day (any more and I'll message the seller before I bid - if I really want something), and I have 100% positive feedback.
Hard to sort the eBay trolls from the serious buyers though.
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Ebay is ok, a few weeks ago, I had a buyer bid on a model that I clearly listed on the title *DAMAGED and *READ DESCRIPTION, after they bid, they sent me a message saying they didn't realise it was damaged and asked me to retract their bid, I pretended I didn't see the message till after the auction finished and sent them a reply saying 'sorry I just saw your message'. The buyer just paid for it, (it was a pretty good price for quite a rare model still, even with the damage).
I still don't know if I did something mean or dishonest to this day, but buyers need to learn somehow. Playing the 'dumb game' is sometimes the best way to go....
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I ban the bidders who change their minds and withdraw their bids, and a 10% penalty would break them of sucking eggs... Plus, eBay has just kicked PayPal out of bed and seems to have taken over all financial aspects of sales themselves. What's up there - reinventing the wheel, and I would imagine, keeping more money for themselves. Over, Doug
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why would you be stuck with the fees?????????????? if buyer doesn't pay, you cancel it and fees are refunded. on the few occasions winner hasn't paid, i have always got my selling fees back.
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non-paying bidder, have to wait for refund, but listing fee still in effect.
.... A couple of times I didn't get the selling fee refunded.
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.... A couple of times I didn't get the selling fee refunded.
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well i get 1000 free listings per month. plus every 2/3 weeks i get up to 100 listings for only £1 final value fee. even if model sells for £250 and £50 post. which would normally be £30.00. so i only ever list when i get offer. just listed 4 more with sale price of around £400. so will only pay £4 instead of £40, plus 10% of whatever shipping total comes to. and get fee refunded if seller doesn't pay. its possible because i sell regular, i get these offers etc. whereas occasional sellers don't.

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robert - i have been on ebay for 2 decades and i have never seen these types of offer given to US sellers. these are very generous offers and you can count on your self to be very lucky '

Presently if you have a ebay shop you get bunch of free listings else i think the number is 100 or 50 per month.

you are stuck with the fee only if you did not work with the buyer ( their demand being stupid) to refund and ebay had to step in to resolve.
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well i get 1000 free listings per month. plus every 2/3 weeks i get up to 100 listings for only £1 final value fee. even if model sells for £250 and £50 post. which would normally be £30.00. so i only ever list when i get offer. just listed 4 more with sale price of around £400. so will only pay £4 instead of £40, plus 10% of whatever shipping total comes to. and get fee refunded if seller doesn't pay. its possible because i sell regular, i get these offers etc. whereas occasional sellers don't.

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I agree on this. As both a buyer and a seller. We have nowhere else to go. I've posted wanted and for sale threads on here with zero results. I've not tried the Facebook groups, but am concerned about transacting via Facebook.
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I agree on this. As both a buyer and a seller. We have nowhere else to go. I've posted wanted and for sale threads on here with zero results. I've not tried the Facebook groups, but am concerned about transacting via Facebook.
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Assume so, but I simply don't feel comfortable doing business with people on Facebook (or on craigslist).
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Been a buyer and a seller on EBay for 18 years. Have had a handful or two of buyers bow out. I refund their money and EBay refunds ALL of my fees. Annoying, yes. Cost of doing business. There will NEVER be a system where sellers will not have to refund sales on occasion! Better it happens before your item ships and the buyer does not feel he has to purposely drop the item so he can have a reason to return it. My only negative feedback received was an item I shipped one day later than I promised I would. I don’t understand all the complaining about EBay. But I will admit sellers have to sometimes eat it with a buyer who takes advantage of the system. And I am definitely a proponent of sellers’ capability to leave FB to buyers, as it used to be.

But overall I have made a lot of purchases and sales on eBay that I otherwise would have been unable to do. So overall, I’m grateful for EBay; with all its shortcomings it’s still the best place to find or sell that holy grail!
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On the opposite side, I have paid for my item and have several sellers that don't bother to ship anything or post a tracking number or even bother to return a msg to give an excuse. I frequently buy two of the same item nowaday because i am always counting on the fact that many sellers just want to take my money and not ship anything and see how long they can hold onto it. So even if i win some rare model and if i see that rare model again if i haven't received my model in the mail, i would bid on that other one anyway esp if it's a good price. you cant never go wrong to get two rare models

It's especially true on several of these higher demand models that the sellers seem to think they have leverage and think they can have a power trip.... They basically want people to beg them. So I don't... I give them a week at most two, then i just ask for my money back and buy the next one even if slightly more expensive. I like to get a good model at a bargain but i am not so poor as to say i will beg someone for one to save $20 on a $100 model and give them the pleasure of a power trip while at the same time going through stress.

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Well, I’m sorry but that is simply ludicrous. Sellers have no reason to ‘take your money and delay shipment to see how long they can hold on to it.’ Think about it, man, sellers cannot get away with that! If anything, Ebay is set up to protect the buyer more so than the seller. In his listing a seller has to declare a handling time for processing an order and getting it shipped! If he’s late in shipping he gets dinged by eBay and gets bad feedback from the buyer for a late delivery. Sellers that ‘don’t bother to ship anything,’ as you say, don’t get to make sales! Their rating drops quickly! Where is the incentive for sellers to act this way? Sorry you’ve had some bad experiences, but delays in receiving your delivery is not because sellers like to play ‘power trip’ games with you. Especially lately, with COVID-19, deliveries will experience some delays. Like I said, I’ve been purchasing and selling for almost twenty years, and what you are talking about is simply not true and some would say borders on paranoia. A reputable seller, that is one with a feedback of close to 100%, will simply not do that! His prime interest is to protect his reputation and continue to keep his customers happy so he can sell stuff. Period. Please be logical!
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Well, I’m sorry but that is simply ludicrous. Sellers have no reason to ‘take your money and delay shipment to see how long they can hold on to it.’ Think about it, man, sellers cannot get away with that! If anything, Ebay is set up to protect the buyer more so than the seller. In his listing a seller has to declare a handling time for processing an order and getting it shipped! If he’s late in shipping he gets dinged by eBay and gets bad feedback from the buyer for a late delivery. Sellers that ‘don’t bother to ship anything,’ as you say, don’t get to make sales! Their rating drops quickly! Where is the incentive for sellers to act this way? Sorry you’ve had some bad experiences, but delays in receiving your delivery is not because sellers like to play ‘power trip’ games with you. Especially lately, with COVID-19, deliveries will experience some delays. Like I said, I’ve been purchasing and selling for almost twenty years, and what you are talking about is simply not true and some would say borders on paranoia. A reputable seller, that is one with a feedback of close to 100%, will simply not do that! His prime interest is to protect his reputation and continue to keep his customers happy so he can sell stuff. Period. Please be logical!
Sometimes, you just can't buy everything from a seller with 100% rating because they don't have the models you want. I;ve dealt with 97% rating sellers that do this. It's not a shipping carrier that is the problem. The sellers just don't bother to update it to shipping status. And some when they update to shipped status, they don't even bother to post track #. They don't bother to answer the multiple msg i sent. I never got the item in the end. only getting refund after at least 2wk. So that's the reason why if i don't see the item moving through the shipping status accordingly, i just go ahead and buy another one at the next best price because my experience is that if you don't see the item at least in the status of received by post office by the end of first week, it's likely you are not going to get it. I have a few sellers that actually post a tracking number but never bother to send the item to the post office.

Sometimes, I wonder if they feel like they are not getting a high enough bid for what they feel like their overpriced mindset for the item should be so they just basically not ship it at all and just ignore me.

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Sometimes, you just can't buy everything from a seller with 100% rating because they don't have the models you want. I;ve dealt with 97% rating sellers that do this. It's not a shipping carrier that is the problem. The sellers just don't bother to update it to shipping status. And some when they update to shipped status, they don't even bother to post track #. They don't bother to answer the multiple msg i sent. I never got the item in the end. only getting refund after at least 2wk. So that's the reason why if i don't see the item moving through the shipping status accordingly, i just go ahead and buy another one at the next best price because my experience is that if you don't see the item at least in the status of received by post office by the end of first week, it's likely you are not going to get it. I have a few sellers that actually post a tracking number but never bother to send the item to the post office.

Sometimes, I wonder if they feel like they are not getting a high enough bid for what they feel like their overpriced mindset for the item should be so they just basically not ship it at all and just ignore me.
Well, there's your problem. 9 out of 10 Ebay sellers have a rating of 99% or higher. I would never buy from a seller with 97% and I suggest you do not either. You are damning eBay for the one percent of crappy sellers that you are fixated on rather than doing the common sense thing and heeding the warning that Ebay has set up for you in the form of bad seller feedback.
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I 100% agree, as the seller I should not have to wait 2-3 days for a buyer to come up with the money for the item, especially cause I can't sell it to anyone else in the mean time. I started putting a note in my auctions saying that payment needs to be received within 48 hours of auction end or I'll cancel the transaction. I think it might technically be against Ebay's policies (not that I care) but it usually scares people into paying quicker.
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What's the bidder's name Russ? I also sell models on e bay and been through this trouble many times because of at least four bidders on ebay tend to retract their bids 24 hours before auction ends. They are forever blocked from bidding again on my auctions but apparently created new accounts and therefore they are now playing dirty again.
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