what is the customary wait for auction payment?

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  1. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For non-egg auctions (in which immediate payment is not necessarily required, though would be appreciated), what is the customary wait period for payment? Especially if you have PM'ed and e-mailed the winner of the auction and they have not responded? And if they are a new member (only 2 posts)?
     
  2. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO 48 hours is a reasonable wait time for payment....longer than that, I'd repost the item.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    In the future, put a time for payment in your ad post, something like, "Payment must be received within 48 hours of winning the auction via PayPal" or something like that.
     
  4. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You live, you learn [​IMG] Will definitely do that in the future. But...I would have AT LEAST hoped for a response by now, even if I haven't received payment.
     
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah! That's pretty odd that you haven't heard anything yet.
     
  6. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is a concern. I also had a new member with only 2 post "win" an auction for free roosters. I have emailed and no reply. I think we may have a prankster lurking the BYC.
     
  7. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was wondering, but I figured that it was probably just a fluke if it only happened to me.

    Maybe there should be a minimum post rule for bidding on auctions?

    I have offered my auction to the second highest bidder and am hoping she will take it. I don't want to have to re-list it.
     

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