1. avatar Mardy-Bum
    Hey

    I recently sold a Korg Microkorg on ebay for 215. I had to sell it twice because the first buyer changed there mind and I wasn't too bothered so I just hit relist item not knowing that Ebay would think i had 2 of these 2 sell.

    I also hit item sent to the first seller just to get it out of the road.

    So anyway I relisted it and it sold again, that was grand.

    Then I got an email from Ebay saying they were taking 49 pound out of my Paypal account for final Value fee.

    So basically the first guy didn't pay anything but I just hit item sent and thought that would be it. But Ebay seems to think I've sold 2 of these and are now charging me 2 final value fees of like 25 pound each.

    What can i do so that they only charge me for one? and is it just me or is the final value fees not a little bit high?

    Cheers

    Chrisy
  2. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    Ebay will take the line that it was your responsibility to let them know that the item didn't sell - 25 is about right in regard to fees (personally I would have placed it for sale for around 50 with 200 postage to avoid the majority of fees!).

    You can contact them and hope for the best but they will probably just tell you that they can't confirm whether or not you sold the first one - maybe you should collude with the person who didn't buy - ultimately they were the ones who backed out of a legally binding contract.

    Anyway, I have found ebay difficult to deal with in the past so good luck anyway!
  3. avatar 10rapid
    I think you can dispute the transaction.
    Go to myebay, then help>resolution centre>i want to cancel a transaction.

    They email the buyer and ask him if he agrees to the transaction being cancelled. he says yes and they refund your charges.
  4. avatar Mardy-Bum
    [quote:504321182b="10rapid"]I think you can dispute the transaction.
    Go to myebay, then help>resolution centre>i want to cancel a transaction.

    They email the buyer and ask him if he agrees to the transaction being cancelled. he says yes and they refund your charges.[/quote:504321182b]

    Ah Brilliant! Sorted Now! Thank You Very Much! Really Really Appreciated!!
  5. avatar gared
    [quote:88e8d466c4="DuncanDisorderly"]Ebay will take the line that it was your responsibility to let them know that the item didn't sell - 25 is about right in regard to fees (personally I would have placed it for sale for around 50 with 200 postage to avoid the majority of fees!).

    [/quote:88e8d466c4]

    Cunning. Do eBay not frown on this practice though as you're trying to circumvent charges? I'd do this myself but I'd like to know if I could get banned for doing so...
  6. avatar ToG
    Not only is it a bannable offence, you can have your listing removed before the finish time.
  7. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    well you can do it to a certain extent - ebays fees are ridiculous.