From: Alison Hopkins on

"Niel Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwzdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
message news:To-dnYucUs0zDuvYnZ2dnUVZ8v2dnZ2d(a)pipex.net...

> Absolutely, it is not really fair that seller gets stiffed because the
> buyer has made the mistake or changes their mind on a whim.

And then subsequent buyers will get penalised by higher prices.

Ali


From: bcc97 on

nick wrote:
> But non paying bidders are a waste of everyone's time, there has to be some
> mechanism to discourage them.

NPB's and cancellations are a cost of doing business online, but a
business whose descriptions are fair and accurate will generally face
few returns.

In the example of clothing, online businesses must expect a significant
number of returns, although again, if they are fair and reasonable,
they'll find that consumers are often happy to have the item replaced
for an item in a different size.

There is a mechanism which a business can use, do discourage
non-payment. This mechanism is to stop trading on eBay and to open a
high street shop. And this is exactly what all the traders on eBay
would do, if the cost of dealing with NPB's and returns was really so
ruinous. I suspect, however, that access to a huge international
market more than compensates for the small number of returns and
cancellations for any well-run business.

From: antonye on
The Older Gentleman wrote:
>
> They might. Marcus, meet ukrm. Ukrm, meet Marcus.

Why do you always have to drag the fuckwits over here?

Anyone coming from upce really isn't going to be up
for the challenge, are they?

--
Antony

From: darsy on
"antonye" <antonye(a)ukrm.net> wrote:

>The Older Gentleman wrote:
>>
>> They might. Marcus, meet ukrm. Ukrm, meet Marcus.
>
>Why do you always have to drag the fuckwits over here?
>


he's a fuckwit.

--
d.
From: nick on

"bcc97" <bcc98(a)stork.plus.com> wrote in message

>> But non paying bidders are a waste of everyone's time, there has to be
>> some
>> mechanism to discourage them.
>
> NPB's and cancellations are a cost of doing business online, but a
> business whose descriptions are fair and accurate will generally face
> few returns.

But why should ebay sellers pay fees (commission on sales) on auctions and
bin auctions where winning bidders have not paid?

> In the example of clothing, online businesses must expect a significant
> number of returns, although again, if they are fair and reasonable,
> they'll find that consumers are often happy to have the item replaced
> for an item in a different size.

This is not about people returning things, this is about people bidding and
them not paying.

> There is a mechanism which a business can use, do discourage
> non-payment. This mechanism is to stop trading on eBay and to open a
> high street shop. And this is exactly what all the traders on eBay
> would do, if the cost of dealing with NPB's and returns was really so
> ruinous. I suspect, however, that access to a huge international
> market more than compensates for the small number of returns and
> cancellations for any well-run business.

But why should ebay sellers not reclaim the fees paid on uncompleted
auctions???