From: Fran on

"John" <none(a)inuse.com> wrote in message
news:PuednRUpmc9fiKLRnZ2dnUVZ8gqdnZ2d(a)bt.com...
> Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:
>> Just bought a widget, fairly cheaply and informed the seller that
>> payment would be through in a few days - PP and my bank between them
>> conspire to delay things. This has never been a problem for any seller
>> up until now.
>> Got a whinging email this morning complaining about delay and how PP
>> is supposed to be instant (is it buggery - what about e-checks, etc).
>
> It certainly is - in my case, at least.
>
> I'm not a trader, just a private buyer/seller on Ebay but I still get a
> bit of a buzz when I win an auction. I'm usually at the keyboard in the
> final minutes of anything I'm bidding on and as such, if I'm the winning
> bidder, I usually pay there and then. Winning bid confirmation, payment
> made, invoice/proof of payment from PayPal, all within minutes of the
> auction ending.
>
> Unless auctions end at strange times of the night/morning I don't see any
> reason why a seller has to wait more than a few hours, a day at most, for
> their money.

Precisely so: and I'd love to see any retailer or other online business put
up with the OP's nonsense. You buy it, you pay for it, end of.


From: Dodgy Geezer on
Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:

> Just to show I'm dealing with a tosser - he's now sent a payment
> reminder, two days after purchase.

eBay send it, but it can be disabled if you're reasonably eBay savvy.
From: Steve Walker on
John wrote:
> Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:
>> Just bought a widget, fairly cheaply and informed the seller that
>> payment would be through in a few days - PP and my bank between them
>> conspire to delay things. This has never been a problem for any
>> seller up until now.
>> Got a whinging email this morning complaining about delay and how PP
>> is supposed to be instant (is it buggery - what about e-checks, etc).
>
> It certainly is - in my case, at least.
>
> I'm not a trader, just a private buyer/seller on Ebay but I still get
> a bit of a buzz when I win an auction. I'm usually at the keyboard in
> the final minutes of anything I'm bidding on

Ah, there's the crux. Some of us have other activities which occasionally
require us to leave the house, weird but true...


From: petrolcan on
In article <Cue0o.166043$wi5.24323(a)hurricane>, Dodgy Geezer says...
>
> Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:
>
> > Just to show I'm dealing with a tosser - he's now sent a payment
> > reminder, two days after purchase.
>
> eBay send it, but it can be disabled if you're reasonably eBay savvy.

Ebay do not send it after two days, they send it after four if the UPI autobot
is enabled.
From: Dodgy Geezer on
petrolcan wrote:
> In article <Cue0o.166043$wi5.24323(a)hurricane>, Dodgy Geezer says...
>> Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:
>>
>>> Just to show I'm dealing with a tosser - he's now sent a payment
>>> reminder, two days after purchase.
>> eBay send it, but it can be disabled if you're reasonably eBay savvy.
>
> Ebay do not send it after two days, they send it after four if the UPI autobot
> is enabled.

Sorry Petrol, but they do.

C&P (the relevant bit) from 'Automation Preferences' page :

"Emails eBay sends for you :

48 hours after item has sold** "
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