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Playftl: Looking for input on eBay transaction

PlayftlPlayftl Member Posts: 178
edited August 2013 in Buying & Selling Topics

I recently listed two #41999 up on eBay and someone bought both of them. When I looked at his recent feedback out of curiosity, it turns out that this buyer has bought at least nine #41999 over the past two weeks. It also looks like he's still buying more. This buyer has over 500 feedback, but he seems somewhat inactive on eBay throughout this year prior to the #41999 purchases. Should I be worried at all about this transaction or am I just being paranoid? Thanks for the help!


  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    ^Hey what's up buddy? Has he gotten positive feedback on his other purchases of #41999? If still cautious, just take pics and add insurance to cover yourself. Curious how much you ended up selling them for?
  • BigKidBigKid Member Posts: 29
    edited August 2013
    Make sure you use a signature confirmation when dealing with eBay/Paypal on transactions over $250. Hold on tight for any and all unexpected turbulence!

  • PlayftlPlayftl Member Posts: 178
    @BrickDancer Hey there! Not much, just the usual, how about you? Yes, he did receive positive feedback from his other purchases. And I sold it for around current eBay rate.

    Just a quick update, so I listed another one up on eBay (selling for a buddy in case anyone is wondering why I have so many) and the same person bought it. However, PayPal placed a hold on the payment and it is currently under review. The last payment he made processed just fine. Is this normal?
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    He probably didn't have the money in his account and it is withdrawing from his bank account to Paypal... This happens sometimes when people spend a good bit beyond their Paypal balance.. Is he from the U.K. ?
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    @Playftl, I just had the same thing happen with a buyer's payment being placed under review. The payment status changed to "Completed" (or something like that) in less than 24 hours. They'll send an email informing you when the payment cleared.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,833
    The other thing is, if you tire of the same guy buying them you can always block his ID from buying/bidding on your items.
    It is very possible that resellers are buying up stocks trying to corner the market and sell them for much more later since LEGO has basically said that they are not going to make anymore.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    How does the eBay feedback work? Every so often a buyer never pays or responds on an auction. I can issue a non-paying bidder alert to get my fees back. What I am not seeing is how to leave negative feedback. My choices are "Positive Feedback", "Report Buyer" and "Wait Until Later". Is it only possible for buyers to leave Negative feedback or am I missing something?

    I use auctions when I have no idea how to value something. Anyone need a 2007 Legoland Windsor ruler for example? Thanks,
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    That is what it seemed like to me going through the process several times now. I thought I must be missing something. It does not seem like eBay has much incentive to kick users off their site so I wonder if it is just a nastygram. Thanks,
  • AdelecAdelec Member Posts: 171
    I don't think you can leave negative feedback for a buyer. I have had 2 non paying buyers recently and the best you can is get your fees back. I can't understand why people bid on something then don't pay. I think the buyer does get tagged by ebay as a non payer.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    You can no longer neg a buyer.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor Member Posts: 3,937
    edited April 2014
    This is one of the reasons many sellers, myself included, have switched to a buy it now model. With that, you can require immediate payment, and if they don't pay, the item goes back up.

    Other benefits include not having to time the end of auctions, the ability to adjust price and qty on the fly and general, comforting consistency of knowing exactly what $ you're going to get when it sells.

    That said, as part of maximizing your position on Best Match (Google 'ebay cassini'), you should sprinkle in a few auctions here and there.
  • tom4086tom4086 Member Posts: 689
    Hi @Playftl, if he's called Mark, I wouldn't worry :)
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