David’s selling a phone for me on eBay, and the first listing was invaded by scammers. Relisted with the usual “I’ll only deliver to the UK” stuff and the following bit of blah:
This is a re-listing thanks to time-wasters, so unfortunately I need to take a few steps to avoid the scammers. I’m afraid I’ll only accept PayPal, I’ll only deliver to a verified PayPal address and I won’t sell outwith the auction, so please don’t email me offering a million jillion pounds if I promise to end the auction immediately and send the phone to your brother-in-law who lives on Mars.
Auction progresses, auction ends, winning bidder is from the UK, invoice sent. Winning bidder replies with a different email address and says:
Please deliver to my home address in Nigeria.
*bangs head off desk*
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What a complete and total tosser. Probably so confident that slipping that bit in at the last minute was such a masterly ruse, he never considered not bidding for a second.
It’s particularly annoying because while eBay states clearly that if you ignore the sellers’ instructions your bid is invalid, there’s no mechanism I can see for cancelling such bids once an auction ends. Which means – yes! – it’s back to the email-an-idiot system.
Do you not just use the ‘second chance’ option for the next bid down?
No reply. So it’s relisted again. Third time lucky…