From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
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).

I replied, "If you don't like it, cancel the sale".

He shot back, "I've just been and posted it, even paid an extra pound
for postage, then I found your email."

Haha... I'll wait and see, but I smell bullshit.
From: Conor on
On 13/07/2010 14:32, 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).
>
> I replied, "If you don't like it, cancel the sale".
>
> He shot back, "I've just been and posted it, even paid an extra pound
> for postage, then I found your email."
>
> Haha... I'll wait and see, but I smell bullshit.

If I want instant payment on something I'm selling, I'll tick the option.

If I've not ticked the option, I'm quite happy to give up to a week to
pay as not everyone has the time midweek to do it.

--
Conor www.notebooks-r-us.co.uk
From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember Conor <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> saying
something like:

>If I want instant payment on something I'm selling, I'll tick the option.

Exactly.
The 'instant payment' auctions are ones I don't bid on, unless I have
the funds ready to go. I tend to assume a few days are allowable if the
seller hasn't expressed a preference.
From: Conor on
On 13/07/2010 15:36, Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:
> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> drugs began to take hold. I remember Conor<conor(a)gmx.co.uk> saying
> something like:
>
>> If I want instant payment on something I'm selling, I'll tick the option.
>
> Exactly.
> The 'instant payment' auctions are ones I don't bid on, unless I have
> the funds ready to go. I tend to assume a few days are allowable if the
> seller hasn't expressed a preference.

Without looking, I'm sure Ebay T&C allow a week to pay.

--
Conor www.notebooks-r-us.co.uk
From: Kevin F Stubbs on
On 13/07/2010 16:13, Conor wrote:
> Without looking, I'm sure Ebay T&C allow a week to pay.

Not quite. eBay recommend that buyers should pay or have at least
contacted the seller within three days of winning the 'auction'.

"All sellers appreciate quick payment and most dispatch after receiving
payment, so it's good to pay as soon as you win or commit to buy an
item. To make an online payment, just click the Pay Now button in the
email notification or the listing The seller will be paid and know to
dispatch your item immediately. Otherwise, we recommend paying within 3
days of the sale."

If they have done neither after 7 days, then the seller can start the
NPB process. To quote from their 'small print'

"Once you've won or bought an item, you need to pay within 7 days or the
seller may open a case to work this out with you in our Resolution Centre."

As the OP here contacted the seller promptly to explain when he would be
paying, I can't see why the seller got so upset.

Cheers

Kevin
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