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Non Paying Bidders, junk accounts

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by sashasuave, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. sashasuave

    sashasuave Newbie

    Mar 28, 2014
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    Anyone else seeing a massive influx of NPB's lately?

    I have setup strict rules for who can and can't bid on my items, the strictest possible at this point.

    most times I can spot an NPB during the auction before it ends, and 90% of the time if it ends, I can predict who will and won't pay. most people want to pay asap for what they buy, to get it quicker. I even ship priority mail 2 day shipping for those people who pay instantly.

    I have only been wrong once in the last 90 days when it came to predicting an NPB, and that still involved opening a case to get the buyer to pay, 300+ feedback account oddly enough, and he paid on the last day possible before the case closed.

    I currently see anywhere from 30-50% of my auctions being hit with NPBs...

    any thoughts on this? I do suspect occasionally that its other sellers with junk accounts, bidding up my items to deter other buyers to their auctions instead..

    I mostly sell power tools, and occasionally new and used electronics, but power tools have been my staple last few months.
  2. darkstormvx

    darkstormvx Newbie

    Jul 11, 2015
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    You should be able to set up ebay to automatically put unpaid item strikes on people who don't pay. Some sellers I know just relist after a certain time period. Part of being on ebay.

    Unfortunately, a small percentage of buyers don't pay at the end of auctions. You may want to consider using buy it now, with immediate paypal payment required. I have never had payment issues with this method. Your items should sell but it might be a bit slower.
  3. n00b13

    n00b13 Newbie

    Apr 21, 2015
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    It's all part of the game...and ebay doesn't punish non paying bidders anymore. You used to get restrictions...not anymore. Sure, if a seller has it set up to where bidders with more than 2 unpaid items within 12 months can't bid, then you can stop them that way. Otherwise, it's a crap shoot.
  4. ZennoScripts

    ZennoScripts Regular Member

    Aug 21, 2015
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    I know the feeling, my mom fights this on a weekly/monthly basis selling truck parts....

    I wonder how it can be fought, other then doing Buy It Now...
  5. airjm2345

    airjm2345 Registered Member

    Mar 1, 2012
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    What type of items are you selling?

    I routinely cancel and block certain suspicious buyers all the time (or ones who've left several negative feedbacks)