Thread: Bad eBay trend?
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cking View Post
Problem is if you list with best offer and they make an offer and you accept then ebay paying rules go into effect again. They still have 4 days to pay if you accept a best offer. And again they can just not pay if they choose. Whats the diffrence if they win on auction and dont pay or win on best offer and dont pay. However if you list bin w/ best offer you can screen your buyer and check there feedback and history before you decide to accept the offer.

The only way to 100% avoid this is to list as Buy it now w/ immediate payment due.
Ah, yes, the people who BIN and then wait days to pay. Immediate payment does help a bit.

I guess the bigger issue is how blatantly open some people are when it comes to admitting they're bidding without the money to actually buy. Think of how many times you've seen the "need Paypal" comment urgently posted somewhere.

Anyone know how to write a code that can block bidders who clearly don't have the money to cover a payment? Haha.
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