How would you handle this?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Pumpkinpup, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I sold 5 Black Copper Chicks on eggbid. The auction was over on the 24th. The buyer emailed me and asked me to please contact him with payment details and etc. So, I emailed him back and said he needed to pay the auction amount now via paypal and not to worry about the shipping and box now as he is in Montana and I can not ship them to him until the P.O. clears shippment. All of this was stated in the auction as well (chicks would not ship at all until last of January when they were older and a little less fragile and that shipping dates would be up to the P.O. If that was not agreeable then don't bid)
    I did not hear back from the bidder. So, I then sent a paypal request for the just the auction winning bid. Still no reply. [​IMG]
    I really needed the money or else would not have sold them anyhow. I'm a little irritated at this point.
    I have told someone else that if he does not reply by Monday I would sell the chicks to them. Is this fair? What do you think?
     
  2. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I do think that's fair. It's not fair of him to bid on them and not pay you. Unless some sort of emergency has arisen, in which case he should have at least contacted you and told you so.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    6,583
    14
    261
    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    It's fair. You've done your due diligence to contact him and he hasn't paid.
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    3,788
    12
    221
    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    If he is not responding then it's perfectly normal and fair to sell them to someone else. If you can wait until Monday that is very generous of you as it's possible that something happened in his life that has taken his attention (for example he could have been in an accident or someone in his family passed away suddenly... things happen). Certainly by Monday you should sell them to someone else.

    I don't know how eggbid works but on e-bay you always write a positive or negative comment on sellers AND buyers so other people know if someone has a history of not following through.

    Also, in the future you should put in your auction that payment must be made by a certain date or you will sell to someone else.
     
  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Might be wise in future auctions to say...payment must received within 48 hours of auction ending......no payment then goes to next highest bidder...

    I think you should re-sell to whoever next wanted them and forget about the buyer who has not paid.
     
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    E-bay has a method of handling these things, when you bid it tells you you have entered into a contract to buy. What do they do to enforce that?
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Hi honey... Monday is fair. He may be outta town for the holiday, so it may be worth it to wait until then. That is a long way for babies to travel [​IMG] Most people only wait 3 days for payment, so that is totally acceptable IMHO
    Hugs
    Christina
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yes I agree with everyone else, you have been fair. there IS a reason you are selling these things and to stay out of touch for so long is remiss on his part.
     
  9. Go ahead and sell them to someone else. If every thing was stated clearly in the description, it is his responsibility to let you know if there is a problem. Even if his P/C went out, and I had this happen to me when I had won something on e bay, I borrowed a P/C to contact and explain the problem.Keep all your e mails for a paper trail if he tries to complain. marrie
     
  10. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I think you ought to give him the benefit of the doubt and wait until Monday. It is Christmas weekend and he may be away - things like that happen! Wait til mid-day Monday and if you still haven't heard anything then sell them to the next person.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by