Joel Maryfield was the high bidder of a 1919 model t ford coupe on ebay, and his bid met the reserve. He has not paid for nor answered any emails from either ebay or the seller despite numerous attempts by both the seller and ebay. He made no attempt to contact the seller before or after the auction closed. When one signs up to bid on ebay it is a legal contact with obligations, apparently he does not understand the legalities.
ebay was kind enough to give his name from his bid. He has a facebook page and was on it as recently as last Thursday. The bid on the model t closed at 3 pm last Monday. So its obvious that he is around and able to use his computer.
I am suggesting he is not one that would be reliable for either a purchase or offering parts for sale. Just a word of caution.
just a word of caution'
thats the problem with e-bay.. the buyer can back out anytime. filing a dispute he doesn't have to reply to the case. E-bay will only give him a black mark as a buyer but won't do anything else.
after all is said you should put him on your Buyers Block List
I had one like that but not with such a high price tag. He would not answer his calls or e-mail so I set up a friends "Smart phone" to display the name Marilyn on all outgoing calls. he answered and when I identified my self and asked about payment he said that he never had any intention of purchasing the item, he did it to brag to his friends that even though he won he could not be forced to buy the item... they are out there. appropriate feed back was left under his name
I was wondering about this. I'm not saying he was right but Ebay's page here reads that a bid on Ebay Motors is not a binding contract. It's in the policy overview section.
LOL, G.R., at least he was an honest jerk!
Many states have Right of Rescission laws for real estate and auto purchasing. Even when a contract is signed, there may be a period of time that allows the buyer to rescind without recourse. Ebay chose to apply this rule to all since it is too difficult to follow all state laws individually.
Sad thing you can only leave positive feedback also
Just sold a T on ebay guy did realize it was 1700 mile oneway trip to fetch it
We talked needless say happy ending both ways
I have found people want pay a price but dont figure or check shipping costs until after they win the auction.
Well today ebay sent me his phone number in Canada. So I called him, and this Joel actually answered the phone. I told him who I was and asked why he did not answer the emails from ebay and from the seller. He had no excuse for that. I asked about the money he owed for his high bid, stammered and stuttered, and his lame excuse was the bank was slow in funding. So I asked why he bid before he had the money, no answer, then he hung up the phone. I called back and to no surprise it went right to voice mail,
I had to wait 4 days before ebay would help, they sent him an email which he ignored, as well as the emails that were sent by the seller.
Ebay said he would be suspended unless he responds to their emails. So I was surprised that ebay would offer up his contact information, almost as much as he was when he answered the phone.
Still did not get the money but at least people here know the true story of a complete flake, one Joel Marrifield from Canada dealing in model t's and 490 Chevrolets. Oh' by the way, now the seller can leave negative feed back once ebay has done their investigation.
Some years ago the second highest bidder could get a chance to buy if the high bidder backed out - is that still possible?
There were also lots of scammers trying to get money from second highest bidders - maybe that's why bidders are anonymous to viewers nowadays.
I had a couple of offers being the second highest bidder, never went for it though. It just seems when you are the second highest bidder that the person or thing that out bid you may have been a shill or even the seller with a fake user name trying to get more than his item was worth!
I had something happen to me as a buyer. I had bid on an item from a person who was obviously running a vintage auto parts business and had sold lots of items (non-T). I bid on a non-Ford part. Put in a bid and set a maximum. At the very last second I had the bid, then it went just past my max and the other "buyer" got it. Well, within less than a minute, I received a note from the seller that that the "buyer", who I'm pretty sure was him, had backed out (in less than a minutes time???) and if I wanted it for the "winning bid", I could have it. It was a rare part and I said yes bu5t I didn't appreciate his business tactics. Ebay was a nice idea but I haven't bought anything since that time.
When I had my '19 Model on ebay I got one bid early on and was very happy about it.
It turned out to be the only bid but a bid is a bid.
I waited the 2-3 days to see a paypal down payment but it didn't come.
I messaged the bidder several times without success.
I found his phone number, called and spoke to his wife who said she had no idea what he had done and he didn't call back so I reported him to ebay.
THAT got his attention.
He said "I was trying to help you out. I had no intention of buying the car".
WHO DOES THAT?