is there any recourse for non paying bidders? I sold a low head, high bidder was from "Sweden" and had zero feedback. needless to say non payment followed, and no communication. Anybody else have this problem? This has happened to me a number of times. getting tired of these idiots
Rob,My guess is The bidder, as a new bee, probably got sticker shock when it came to shipping something as heavy as your low head.
yeah wasnt cheap to ship overseas..... hoping my second chance bidder accepts.
Jay, I think eBay requires all the shipping costs to be visible to bidders up front now. We operated a store for years until earlier this year when we decided to focus on another income-producing project. In the last couple years they instituted that freight policy stuff.
Rob, be sure to block him as a future bidder and to file for your commission and listing fee credit.
You alert ebay that you have a non paying bidder. After the ebay determined time is up you will get credit for your fees. The buyer will get a warning and possibly booted off ebay. Although one can always come back with another ID and email. Their system works, it takes time, but it works.
Hate to tell you, second chance offers rarely get taken any more. There were to many scams a couple years back. I don't even try any more.
I know this doesn't help you sell your head any faster and for that I am sorry.
i know that it has been a trick for people to create a new fake account to bid up their item. what a piss off. I also had it set up that I would only ship to Canada and US, yet this bid still made it through.
I have had a guy buy stuff from me, he lives in South America, but have never had any problems with him paying. Even though I only had the items listed for sale in North America, somehow his bids still came.
Even shipping between America and Canada has gone way up.
I state in all Ebay ads that I will not ship to all but the USA and when one slips thru otherwise
delete the bid and go on
Sorry to hear Rob
I live in Norway (but I´m actually swedish) : )
I´ve bougth a lot of T stuff on eBay and I always take into account the additional shipping and tax costs. Never any problems. If a seller list the item for the US marked only, I contact the seller and I almost always get a go ahead. I suppose they look at my feedback score.That will give the seller a hint. I hope you are aware that we are in short of decent used parts for our model T´s in other parts of the world and are really depending on you guys. An other thing to take into consideration is that more bids will result in a higher price of sale : )
Just like Rolf I say: Sorry to hear, Rob.
Unfortunately nonpaying bidders are everywhere, even over here. Kind of doubt sticker shock, everybody here should know about the high shipping costs from the US.
I suppose you know about the possibility to offer the next highest bidder to buy the part instead?
(This possibility was misused by scammers so now only the seller can see who's bidding)
I've bought much less at US ebay in the last 8+ years since USPS stopped sending overseas by boat. Air mail just gets too expensive for most T stuff.
For the parts I really need I let a shipping company in VA collect a few parts at a time, then they put them in a cargo container bound for Sweden.
No offense was meant. I reread my little rant and realise that it came across as harsh and for that I apologise.
I have has similar issues. The problem is if they have 0 feedback they have nothing to loose by simply pulling out of the deal. I always state in the listing only bid if you have more than 5 positive feedbacks and monitor the bidding any bids with less than 5 positive feedbacks I remove. I realise its a bit harsh on those genuinely starting out on ebay but this is the only area I have had issues with over the many years of using ebay oh apart from the accumulative high charges they make of course! John
I've sold hundreds of items on eBay. Never had a single problem. Shipped all over the world.
I don't think a Model T cylinder head is something I would ever list on eBay though. Too heavy to ship, even domestically.
Yeah. Even from here to US is 65 in shipping.
Low heads are so scarce over here so buying at ebay would be one of few options we have - still cheaper than flying over to Chickasha or Hershey
High compression/Ricardo heads would also be worth quite a few $$ in shipping cost.
I know I posted this before, and I'm not badmouthin
Sweden or its people. But my kid sold my Mercury
to Sweden and got paid. Now its a German in Texas
for exporting. Neither one of them we under stand.
What do I do with my title. The German fella send
this info that looks like chicken tracks. Almost a
month still no clue. Thought is to return the money
but where? conclusion lesson learned. I can not
understand chicken tracks like his name is 50 charactors long the address looks egyptions on a
piramid. I can understand "anytown main st" but
his is like **@_)#(&^&R#@@$@ X pie r square and thats just the street he lives. No phone no. and I do not know anyone anywhere to translate.
My kid is computor sharp and he is stumped.
He should have put in ebay NO out of USA bidding.
now what happens if the German guys transportation
damages it or the ship sinks?? I still have not cancilled the cars insurance. As older I get seems the stupider i get. Had this car since 1962
to be sold just to support a T habbit. wrong again
Don't know about how to solve your communication problem, but if the german shipper is in the US he must know some english? Doesn't he or the buyer has a telephone number?
All shipping handled by the buyer should be on the buyers own risk or own insurance - you should feel safe after the car has been handled over to the shipper and you've signed over the title.
you can set preferences on the bidders for purchasing on your sellers account. Mine I don't except bids from buyers less that 2 feedbacks...It weeds out the non payers. also you can file for a non payment..you will get your fees back.
Robert J. It used to be that you couldn't set the feedbacks weeded out to anything but -1 in the seller's setup. Have they changed that recently?
Go to my ebay, under accounts then go down to site preference (open it ) then you'll see selling references in that folder is Buyer Requirements (edit) now you can set your parameters on the buyers and also block buyers from bidding (deadbeats)