# Only one bid so far. Am I doing something wrong?

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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Or it could tip them off that something is up. I would not know how to do this anyway other than promising to send them back $11 directly. I don't think you have a choice to pay less on an auction. Yeah I still need to collect It was strange. The bid jumped from$195 to $260 in seconds! #### WBahn Joined Mar 31, 2012 25,925 Or it could tip them off that something is up. I would not know how to do this anyway other than promising to send them back$11 directly. I don't think you have a choice to pay less on an auction.

Yeah I still need to collect

It was strange. The bid jumped from $195 to$260 in seconds!
Possibly. If I had a seller make that offer to me, I'd tend to assume that they were just trying to get paid promptly. It's akin to the very common 2-10-net30 terms. But, as you say, it's largely a moot point in this case.

I haven't done anything on eBay for at least a decade (though my wife buys stuff on there from time to time, but I don't know if she bids or just used the buy-now options). But I seem to recall that, as a bidder, I could configure an auto bidder for me that would automatically up my bid so as to beat the highest existing bid by some fixed amount up to some maximum bid and that I could tell it not to make that feature active until a certain amount of time before the close of the auction. If that's still available, my guess is that you got to a point where at least two of those were active at the same time.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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Possibly. If I had a seller make that offer to me, I'd tend to assume that they were just trying to get paid promptly. It's akin to the very common 2-10-net30 terms. But, as you say, it's largely a moot point in this case.

I haven't done anything on eBay for at least a decade (though my wife buys stuff on there from time to time, but I don't know if she bids or just used the buy-now options). But I seem to recall that, as a bidder, I could configure an auto bidder for me that would automatically up my bid so as to beat the highest existing bid by some fixed amount up to some maximum bid and that I could tell it not to make that feature active until a certain amount of time before the close of the auction. If that's still available, my guess is that you got to a point where at least two of those were active at the same time.

Yeah you can auto bid. Guess that is what happened here. Looks like you can't see auto bids after the auction ends like you can before.

Tomorrow is Monday, if bidder doesn't work for a bank or have a government job, I might not see payment till tomorrow evening.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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Still no payment. No contact.

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
25,925
Hopefully he will pay, but it IS a holiday and some people DO have lives that don't revolve around monitoring their eBay accounts continuously.

Out of curiosity, what is the eBay policy on how much time the successful bidder has to conclude the transaction (or at least contact the seller)? Do holidays count against it?

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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He is also a west coast buyer. Just nervous considering my recent history. Buyer has 48 hours t pay then you can open a case. One week for you to get your fee returned.

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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He is also a west coast buyer. Just nervous considering my recent history. Buyer has 48 hours t pay then you can open a case. One week for you to get your fee returned.
If this one doesn't work out, you might want to take a break and wait until February.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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If this one doesn't work out, you might want to take a break and wait until February.

Maybe. My concern is that the price will drop more. Hard to believe I have tow buyers in a row that won't pay. This guy has a store so he might have an interest in keeping his rep even if it means swallowing buyers remorse. Plus he knows what it is like when buyers don't pay. At least that is my hope.

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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Maybe. My concern is that the price will drop more. Hard to believe I have tow buyers in a row that won't pay. This guy has a store so he might have an interest in keeping his rep even if it means swallowing buyers remorse. Plus he knows what it is like when buyers don't pay. At least that is my hope.
It took the buyer some days to pay in the last expensive thing I sold. Be patient.

#### shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
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Buyer has 48 hours t pay then you can open a case.
Used to be 4 days to pay.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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It took the buyer some days to pay in the last expensive thing I sold. Be patient.
Positive thoughts in my direction would be greatly appreciated.

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
8,012
I got paid!
Great news.
But be ready for some noodge to tell you why you shouldn't be surprised or happy.