View Full Version : One more ebay question (I'm sorry!)

08-20-2005, 06:21 PM
What do you do when a winning bidder doesn't pay within the amount of time you set in the auction? Do you send a friendly email reminder or do you have to go thru ebay?

08-20-2005, 07:09 PM
I would send a reminder through ebay.

If you attempt to get your final value fee refunded, ebay will make you send a reminder to the buyer anyway, so it's best just to go through ebay.

08-20-2005, 07:13 PM
I would send a friendly reminder. For me a lot of the time they'll just go and pay up after they receive the email.

08-20-2005, 07:17 PM
I send a friendly reminder via email. I don't go through Ebay until about 3 weeks after the auction (my auctions state that payment is appreciated within 10 days, but I generally give people up to a month as long as they are in touch and respond to my email). 90+% of people pay within the first couple of days by Paypal, though.

08-20-2005, 08:29 PM
I give them a week and then I let Ebay send the reminder. Why wait longer? If they are interested enough to bid then they should pay. I will allow extra time if they email and keep me informed.