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eBay Advice

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1t2golf1t2golf Marshals  3445WRX Points: 331Posts: 3,445 Marshals
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eBay seller states he won't be able to ship 3 days after I paid for the item. He updated the auction as shipped with a tracking number the day of the sale.

States he'll refund but tells me I should file an item not received report, which I can't do yet since it has only been 4 days. Just to be clear, I didn't ask for a refund. He sent me a PM stating he wouldn't be able to ship due to an emergency.

I'm not a frequent eBay user. Any advice on how to proceed?


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  • snapiersnapier Members  857WRX Points: 127Posts: 857 Golden Tee
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    The seller is avoiding a strike against him by not cancelling the sale himself. eBay will suspend sellers after a certain number of cancellations.

    If no urgency to to get the refund, wait the allotted time and file the item not received claim.

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  • Russ757Russ757 Chesapeake, VAMembers  7933WRX Points: 271Posts: 7,933 Titanium Tees
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    Is there a dire need for this item? 3 days is a bit long but it's not overly ridiculous


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  • 1t2golf1t2golf Marshals  3445WRX Points: 331Posts: 3,445 Marshals
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    No urgency, just wondering why he couldn't issue a refund without me having to file a report.

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  • 1t2golf1t2golf Marshals  3445WRX Points: 331Posts: 3,445 Marshals
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    This has nothing to do with delivery time. I'm asking about a seller stating he couldn't ship but wanting me to file an item not received report.

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  • golfinbradgolfinbrad Members  504WRX Points: 79Handicap: 2.5Posts: 504 Golden Tee
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    Sounds like he is trying to avoid sellers fees. When a case is opened for whatever reason they eBay doesn't charge the seller commission until the case is resolved. Just a guess

  • 1t2golf1t2golf Marshals  3445WRX Points: 331Posts: 3,445 Marshals
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    Possibly. Regardless, he refunded me a few minutes ago. He either changed his mind about selling it or didn't get the price he wanted for it. I did a search and he sold the same item back in May.

    Appreciate all the responses.

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    The seller isn't out any fees and he doesn't need you to file anything. All he needs to do is cancel the sale with reason being buyer asked to cancel and it will refund the buyer, refund any seller fees, and simply relist the item. There won't be any strikes against him either.


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