From: Mike Tomlinson on
In article <j5zrqTGpMuzKFwsi(a)jasper.org.uk>, Mike Tomlinson
<mike(a)jasper.org.uk> writes

Just a follow-up on this for interest (or not):

I emailed the buyer telling him I would not accept his bid as he had
zero feedback at the time of bidding (as stipulated in the auction) and
saying I was not prepared to wait for an eCheque to clear and had
cancelled it.

Some confusion followed, during which he sent me a second eCheque then
mailed me to say he was prepared to pay cash into my Paypal account
using his girlfriend's credit card. There were a fair few mails flying
back and forth during this time which made me feel, despite all the
warning signals, that this was a genuine buyer.

As promised, he lodged a cash payment into my Paypal account. I
cancelled his second eCheque and withdrew the funds from Papal in case
they decided to do a clawback.

Once the payment had cleared I sent the goods off (with some delay, my
fault entirely) and they were delivered and signed for. I have since
received and left positive feedback and note the buyer has since amassed
some more positive feedback.

So all's well that ends well. But not the painless auction experience I
would have preferred.

By the way Fran, you were incorrect in your assertion that sellers
cannot make blocking of low-feedback bidders a condition of the auction.
They can, as confirmed in an email I have from eBay customer services.
Looks like you got yet something else wrong.

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From: Fran on

"Mike Tomlinson" <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote in message
news:nj0KcuAXnV7KFw9+(a)jasper.org.uk...


> By the way Fran, you were incorrect in your assertion that sellers
> cannot make blocking of low-feedback bidders a condition of the auction.
> They can, as confirmed in an email I have from eBay customer services.
> Looks like you got yet something else wrong.
>

Post the link to the relevant EBay Help page then, please. It could be very
useful.


From: Dr Zoidberg on
"Mike Tomlinson" <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote in message
news:nj0KcuAXnV7KFw9+(a)jasper.org.uk...
> By the way Fran, you were incorrect in your assertion that sellers
> cannot make blocking of low-feedback bidders a condition of the auction.
> They can, as confirmed in an email I have from eBay customer services.


Really?
I thought you could block negative feedback but not zero and above.

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From: Fran on

"Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in
message news:hcjnub$d6h$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> "Mike Tomlinson" <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote in message
> news:nj0KcuAXnV7KFw9+(a)jasper.org.uk...
>> By the way Fran, you were incorrect in your assertion that sellers
>> cannot make blocking of low-feedback bidders a condition of the auction.
>> They can, as confirmed in an email I have from eBay customer services.
>
>
> Really?
> I thought you could block negative feedback but not zero and above.
>

That's my understanding and experience as well, hence my request for the
relevant Help page.


From: The Older Gentleman on
Mike Tomlinson <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote:

> So all's well that ends well.

As I've said before, the vast majority of people on eBay are honest.
However, there are people who think the opposite.

>But not the painless auction experience I
> would have preferred.

Newbie user. It happens. A learning experience for both parties.


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