Deadbeat bidders on Fleabay
Is this a new 'thing', or am I just getting lucky enough to get all the idiots? I listed a car on FleaBay- it sold, and the winning bidder with 1+ feedback never bothered to return any contact requests, make the deposit, or complete the deal. I had to file a claim to get mu listing fees back and relist the car. 10 days later, it sells again, this time for less as is typically the case. Same story- almost. The winning bidder failed to return any info requests bar 1- he asked for my paypal account to make the deposit to, and my # to call me...... he did neither. So, another claim, and another relisting. This time around the bidding has gone crazy- to almost double the 1st sell price! The high bidder had 4+ feedback, so I emailed him to verify he was a serious bidder. I said if they failed to contact me within 24 hrs, I was going to void their bid and move on (apologies in advance if I were wrong and they could rebid). No response, voided the bid, no rebid. I get up this morning, and the bid has increased again- this time a bidder with 0 feedback and a member for almost a month now! What's the deal?!? I specifically put in the ad 'If you have 0 or low feedback, and don't intend on following through with a contractual bid, PLEASE don't bid or waste my time!' I've sold cars numerous times before to numerous other states and countries. Anyone else running into this?? Man is it annoying!!
Working on old cars teaches us patience... and every curse word imaginable!