How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

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How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby Vikash » 10 Aug 2017, 05:23

Ooookay then, a fella I have dealt with before bought several items but has not paid since the purchases were made on 31/07. I have had no issues with him before, and all previous transactions were smooth and friendly. I have sent him a message about three days ago re making payment before I ship but still no reply. Does eBay automatically send buyers reminders to pay? As a buyer I never delayed long enough to know whether you get additional reminders.

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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby albertocollection » 10 Aug 2017, 06:46

Generally speaking I wait for one week.
But in this case , having you made some business with him, I would wait for more...

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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby Vikash » 10 Aug 2017, 07:02

Thank you, my friend.
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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby luca250703 » 10 Aug 2017, 11:16

Hi
When I win anything in ebay if I dont pay immediately I send a message to the vendor
But in 2 days I pay.
Is he an italian?

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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby Vikash » 10 Aug 2017, 11:44

Hi
When I win anything in ebay if I dont pay immediately I send a message to the vendor
But in 2 days I pay.
Is he an italian?
Yes, Luca. As I mentioned, I have dealt with him previously and didn't have any issues so just a little concerned this time around. It has been 10 days after all.
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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby skell » 10 Aug 2017, 13:45

I tend to pay immediately purely because I feel that is the right and proper way to do business.Im aware that not everyone does that but recently I had to wait for 5 days which really didn't impress me.To then get a message to say he thought that was normal behaviour rattled my cage even more .... and yes the buyer was from Italy!!

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Postby lewisdl » 10 Aug 2017, 15:47

I always pay as soon as I have won an item. Think it's bad form not too.
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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby spudski » 11 Aug 2017, 06:27

I think it's good manners to pay immediately. What people don't think about when not paying immediately, is if you leave it a week to pay, and then the seller has 3 days to send, that seller may be away on holiday/business etc. Then they get poor feedback for not sending within 3 days...yet they've had to wait ages for payment. Not right at all imo. People have lives...not everyone lives on ebay.

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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby Vikash » 11 Aug 2017, 08:38

Those are very good points, chaps. I hope this fella pays soon. Got the parcel all wrapped and ready. It isn't a good way to do business, for sure, and I am disappointed more with the lack of communication (still no response from the buyer).
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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby Vikash » 11 Aug 2017, 09:11

I have now received payment :) Thank you, people.
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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby PeteJS » 13 Aug 2017, 12:59

eBay says you should wait 48 hours, so anything longer you can consider an unpaid item case. 10 days plus is getting a bit strange.
In this day and age I'm not sure why we don't have an automatic payment system via Paypal. You win the item, you pay immediately.
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Re: How Long Do You Wait For Payment?

Postby lewisdl » 13 Aug 2017, 15:44

In this day and age I'm not sure why we don't have an automatic payment system via Paypal. You win the item, you pay immediately.
That sounds like a good idea but the next logical step might be that you couldn't put a bid on an item unless you had sufficient funds deposited with paypal. That might be a step to far.
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