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  • Stupid, cheapskate eBayer buyer!!! ARGH!!!

    So, some dude in Brazil keeps bidding on and winning my eBay auctions and then asks me to ship whatever to him for $7.00 instead of the actual quote. Here's the thing, though. Every time he uses a completely different eBay ID, so I can't just block him. The auction ends, and I see the same name and shipping address and await the usual message. WTF?!


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    I'm not sure, but if one person keeps buying your stuff and not paying the agreed amount (making you have to relist the item) contact ebay and they may be able to block his IP address or at the very least block his IP from your auctions. 

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    • macadood
      macadood commented
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      yea eBay would take this pretty seriously. but I find it pretty funny that he keeps repeatedly targetting you ship him the damn pedal for $7!


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    Yeah, I've contacted eBay. Apparently he's using multiple IPs. They block the latest one, and then he shows up again. I'm not about to block the entire country of Brazil from bidding.

    It is pretty funny, though, now that I think about it.

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    • awallace
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      imbuedblue wrote:
       I'm not about to block the entire country of Brazil from bidding.


      Why not?


    • Phil O'Keefe
      Phil O'Keefe commented
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      imbuedblue wrote:

      Yeah, I've contacted eBay. Apparently he's using multiple IPs. They block the latest one, and then he shows up again. I'm not about to block the entire country of Brazil from bidding.


      It is pretty funny, though, now that I think about it.




       


      Has anyone else from Brazil other than this guy ever bid on one of your auctions? If not, you might want to consider blocking the whole country - at least long enough until this guy gets the message.


       


  • #4

    imbuedblue wrote:

    So, some dude in Brazil keeps bidding on and winning my eBay auctions and then asks me to ship whatever to him for $7.00 instead of the actual quote. Here's the thing, though. Every time he uses a completely different eBay ID, so I can't just block him. The auction ends, and I see the same name and shipping address and await the usual message. WTF?!


    Block international shipping, or at the very least to Brazil. 

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    • #5

      awallace wrote:

      imbuedblue wrote: I'm not about to block the entire country of Brazil from bidding.
      Why not?

      BrentMpls wrote:
      Block international shipping, or at the very least to Brazil.

      The reason I'm not blocking International Shipping is that the majority of my high dollar sales--mainly vintage analog synths--end up being International, including to Brazil. Maybe, I'll block Brazil on smaller stuff.

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      • homestar_kevin
        homestar_kevin commented
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        I think it'd be pretty cool to block the entire nation of Brazil from your ebay auctions

        :smileyafroavatar:


    • #6

      Stupid eBay needs a feature whereby, at the end of an auction, the seller can disqualify a disingenuous bidder. If you disqualify the top bidder, then the auction goes to the runner-up. If you remove the runner-up, it goes to the third place bidder, and so on.

      Each runner up should be asked  whether they are still interested in winning that auction. If they decline, they too are removed, and the process keeps going down the list. If they accept, then they take on the obligation of fulfilling the trade, like a regular winner, and at their own bidding price, of course.

      This puts an end to the troll who "wins" a $100 item by betting $1000 and then reneges.

      And, of course, to make this work well, eBay would have to allow bids to be placed which are lower than the current highest bid. If some joker bid too high, you should still be able to bid a lower, reasonable amount and have that recorded in the system, so you can be a runner-up if that person bails.

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