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Bought a watch today and seller wanted to cancel because he listed it accidently to low!?!

  1. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 14, 2019

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    Our Japanese friend listed a nice seamaster chronometer today. Bought it in a heartbeat. It was a fairly good deal. Five minutes later I received a message that it was listed to low and if he could cancel the deal. ::facepalm1:: I agreed... the Mandela I am... :D

    What would you have done? A deal is a deal or mistakes happen?
     
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  2. Waxtactic

    Waxtactic May 14, 2019

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    Mistakes happen, but I sympathize with you. That truly stinks when you've got a good thing going only to find the rug pulled out from underneath you.
     
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  3. palatine

    palatine May 14, 2019

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    was it massively under priced?
    if it was in the ballpark of trade price i would have fought my corner
     
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  4. new_heuer

    new_heuer May 14, 2019

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    Have you got a picture?
     
  5. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio May 14, 2019

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    Mistakes happen.

    This has happened to me twice. One time I honored the deal as the loss was acceptable and the buyer was honestly incredibly excited.

    Another time I had amended the price and dropped a 0 by error on eBay. Of course it sold on about 1 second flat. The buyer actually tried to push me into not backing up but Ebay sides with me because there was a clear history of how I had Been reducing price and it was obvious that there was an error.
     
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  6. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 14, 2019

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    It depends on the situation, but no matter the reason, it is highly annoying.
     
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  7. momosono

    momosono May 14, 2019

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    In my country according to jurisdiction if the fact that the price is too low should be clear to any normal thinking person the seller can get out of the deal. If the price is too low but within reason than the buyer can insist on delivery.
    Be that as may, regard this occurence as an investment in future dealings with this seller.
    He owes you now.
     
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  8. snunez

    snunez May 14, 2019

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    So, out of interest, just who is "our Japanese friend" ?
     
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  9. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 14, 2019

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    $ 598 with bor.
     
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  10. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 14, 2019

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    Closer
     
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  11. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 14, 2019

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    With import duties around $ 750 so it's not a ridiculous price...
     
  12. peterkirk01

    peterkirk01 May 14, 2019

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    I have a tendency to brouse Ebay in the morning looking at watches that end soonest with zero bids and if it looks like a good deal slip in a very cheeky low bid. It often works but on numerous occasions I have the one and only winning bid and then just told by the vendor that the watch is now not available and will I cancel the sale. I never cancel so vendor must still pay the Ebay fees. It seems crazy that this practice is permitted by Ebay but it is.
     
  13. lillatroll

    lillatroll May 14, 2019

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    If I really wanted the watch I would ask what he wanted for it and try to come to a compromise.If I was buying it just because it was a good deal then I would just forget about it. Lifes too short and there is always another watch to buy some other day.
     
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  14. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 14, 2019

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    A decent price but not a steal nor clear accidentally low price (like $9 instead of $900). Since he kindly asked, I would have said yes as well. If he were a dick about it and cancelled the sale (as has had happen to me when I got a deal) I would have pressed the issue just to make a point.
     
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  15. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. May 14, 2019

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    A friend of mine put his corvette on eBay. He wanted $17,000 for it but listed it for $170.00. Now that’s a mistake, lol.
     
  16. w154

    w154 May 14, 2019

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    An old guy I used to work with sold some house bricks on eBay. It was his first time. I can’t remember exactly but think he had 200. He sold them really cheap, just wanted shot of them. He listed the item as “200 house bricks” and foolishly put quantity available = 200.

    So he was saying he had 200 lots of 200 bricks. Next time he checked he’d sold almost all of them to local builders. None of them were too understanding, and a few were threatening to come round to his house sort it out man to man.
     
  17. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 14, 2019

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    Well. This one just came in. Gave it some tlc, a new gator strap so my day ended well...
     
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  18. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 14, 2019

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    It is unfortunate, but the reality is, he didn't need permission to cancel. On ebay sellers can cancel even after being paid.
     
  19. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 14, 2019

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    I had one do that to me on an honest bid. He didn’t respond to my inquire’s and 7 days later canceled the sale and relisted it for 4x what I won it for...and refused to refund me. I got eBay involved, it took over 3 weeks to get my money back and they had to forceably take it back.
    Bright side is the dude never sold it and I left negative feedback-and it’s still there.
     
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  20. michael22

    michael22 May 14, 2019

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    Ebay don't have any bouncers who can go & force the seller to send the item. If they decide not to send, end of story. The nice ones tell you before you send the money. I always wait a day to pay, now.
     
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