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Friend is victim of a product with awfully high shipping fee - what to do?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by CommandobotStudios, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. CommandobotStudios

    CommandobotStudios Registered Member

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    One of my pals was shopping around on ebay for nail polishes, found a seller with 180k positive feedback.
    Unfortunately this fucker listed an item for auction with the "low" shipping and handling fee of 1000$.
    She(my friend) didn't pay attention for the shipping fees before bidding(given the high number of positive feedbacks)
    Now my friend is the highest bidder for this item, 6h left from the auction... What to do? I unlinked her paypal from the ebay account, but she doesn't have enough funds on her card anyway to cover the auction. What should we do?
     
  2. 1morenoob

    1morenoob BANNED BANNED

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    I thought you could cancel bids? Just message the seller and say you want to cancel it if not. Message ebay if he says no and they'll sort it for you
     
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  3. Reaver

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    What kind of nail polish costs $1000 to send? Is it coming from Atlantis?

    Some of these sellers man.

    Here OP: http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/bidding-overview.html

    There's a link on that page that takes you to a form that allows you to retract a bid. She can also contact the seller. According to that page, the seller decides if they want to go through with the bid retraction or not. So if the seller is being a jackhole, then she can contact eBay. As mentioned before, they can sort it out.
     
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  4. dotcomer2

    dotcomer2 Registered Member

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    seller probably just set it like that so people wouldnt buy it, out of stock or something but if it was a auction then probably just some type of mistake. Tell them you made the order by mistake and want to cancel incase you end up winning but the the guy above outlined it pretty well retract the bid :)
     
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  5. CommandobotStudios

    CommandobotStudios Registered Member

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    Ahh, didn't know it was possible to retract a bid. Thank you all guys!
     
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    If it's an auction like you say, the buyers should be given the option of paying for the item and not have the funds taken automatically out of paypal. Just wait out the auction, then report the listing as deceptive and not pay. The worst that can happen is you get a ding for non paying bidder which you should be able to get off once you call eBay. Unless you're leaving out a part of the story, you are freaking out over nothing.