since when can ebay sellers cancel sale?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nonai, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

    Oct 10, 2013
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    I haven't been on ebay for a long time. before, it used to be that if a seller wanted to cancel a sale, buyer's consent was required. Seller would send a "mutual withdrawal" thing or whatever it was called, and buyer would indicate "yes, I agree to cancel"

    Now things seem different. Recently I bought an item using buy it now, and in less than an hour, I get a notice from ebay "seller has cancelled your order"
    No "do you agree?" no nothing, just "seller has cancelled order"
    but then seller listed the same item a few hours later for a higher price.
    also, it used to be you could still leave feedback when seller backed out of a deal. but now they dont even allow feedback on my item. so in My ebay all I see is the sale was cancelled, and no leave feedback option.

    so is this ebay's new way of doing things: if a seller changes their mind, they can fuck the buyer?
  2. Hawkster

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    Jun 22, 2013
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    Well what if the item the seller is selling has become broken? This happened to me with an xbox, so i had to cancel the sale, i wouldnt be very happy if i had to get the buyers consent first, that just seems ludicrous to me.

    But yeah i think sellers have been able to do this for a good while now.