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Bidder problem on Furbid

After 2 weeks, I have not received payment nor email reply from Tyman2480 for a lot of prints sold on furbid.

I sent emails, gave a deadline to reply to me by sunday, and still nothing.

I put in the auction description that the winning bidder had one week from the end of auction to send payment, so the auction itself gives a deadline.
I have also contacted my next highest bidder to ask if he was wiling to match the last bid, if I did not hear from the bidder; and he has replied that he wil be overjoyed to do so.

Tyman2480 has only 3 feedbacks, all positive- I hate leaving negative feedback, but I have done all I can, and cannot wait on this any longer as my auto registration and smog test are all due by the 8th...As it is, by giving him so much time to repsond, I have already screwed myself for getting payment in time to cover the whole cost of the testing and reg.

I believe I have been more than fair, but I thought I would mention this here.
I just hate leaving negative feedback; and feedback for me on the auction sites is kind of meaningless, as I sell 99% of my stuff to the same two or three buyers over and over again, and have for years.

Am I being fair here?
I've been more patient in the past- but this person hasn't even replied to any emails at all, and its been 2 weeks...

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Mar. 6th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
I don't use auctions often, so maybe my opinion doesn't count for much...
But, the deadline is stated in the auction, and I'm assuming it's clearly stated. You gave him extra time, which I think is very generous.

Since he isn't replying to your e-mails, and hasn't paid you, it seems perfectly fair to me if you sell to the next highest bidder instead.
Mar. 6th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
You were fair. I say give him the rest of today(sunday) and by tommorow if theirs no response do what you gotta do.
Mar. 6th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
I've given him till midnight.

Thanks guys.
I try to always be fair- but theres been no contact at all, and I'm pressed for time on this badly.

Mar. 6th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
I've had a trend lately of people with good feedback just up and never contacting me/paying. Three in the last few months. Though, I'm not strapped from cash like it sounds you are, it is highly annoying to deal with auctions, relistings.

Sounds like you've been more than fair.
Mar. 6th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm not sure.. 2 weeks isn't a whole lot of time for certain problems. Perhaps he has no computer access right now, or is on vacation or his email isn't working. If it were me (and i've been in this situation), i'd wait another few days, but that's just me.

Technically, you do have every right to give him negative feedback, and then relist the auction.
Mar. 6th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Well, if the auction was clear about when payment had to be received, and if the person hasn't even bothered to communicate as to why they can't meet the terms, then I'd say go ahead and leave the feedback. Even if they though they had the money while bidding; then realized that their budget was off after winning, they could still have replied to an email and let you know one way or the other.
Mar. 6th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
:O I'd say you're right to be giving him negative feedback. The terms were clear, and this is a business transaction.

Good luck with this sir Badger :O
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