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07-05-2007, 04:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave F</b><p>Ok...you have an item that ends in a couple hours and its a BIN with best offers...the one offer that is decent enough is from someone with 0 feedback..and they've had an account since 2000. Would I be totally stupid to sell to them? If for some reason they were screwing around with me, couldn't I get ebay involved in deleting any negative they could put on me?

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07-05-2007, 04:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Joann</b><p>Dave,<br /><br />I've sold to a 0 feedback buyer on a BIN/BO transaction and had no problem with it. <br /><br />If the offer is decent, and your listing about to expire (meaning not a lot of time for more offers to appear), it doesn't hurt to accept the offer. You keep the card until you get payment, so the only risk is listing fees. To me, that's not a lot to risk if you have a decent offer. Everyone on ebay had to get off 0 somehow.<br /><br />J

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07-05-2007, 04:28 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave F</b><p>Joann...the only thing that makes me wonder is why the person would have 0 feedback, but have had the account since 2000? I'm not too worried about the money....I'll wait on that...its just hoping its not some idiot that is planning on leaving me a negative no matter what.

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07-05-2007, 04:35 PM
Posted By: <b>bigfish</b><p>I would be careful. Some of these people out there just have an axe to grind. I have had several deals with folks with low feedback go south. Also, depends upon the amount of the sale. Higher value = more risk. The headaches would be the same if he or she wants to play games with you.

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07-05-2007, 04:41 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave F</b><p>Toby<br />Yes, not sure. It's only a $200 item +/-...I did see where the person recently changed their ebay handle in the last 30 days...but I can't even find any feedback for the handle they did have. They have also bid on a couple other items currently..one fairly high doller, the other low.

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07-05-2007, 04:46 PM
Posted By: <b>DR</b><p>Email them directly via eBay and request for contact (off eBay) via email. Then explain the fears and you would like a money order. However, you would cover the insured shipping and accept the offer price. This way, you save fees, save the customer money but 100% avoid any liability or problems. A win-win from a possibly negative outcome. A no brainer, in my opinion. Good luck!

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07-05-2007, 05:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark T</b><p>editing the auction and asking for immediate payment required. That way if they don't pay then your auction is safe. I don't think it can end until he pays fast...

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07-06-2007, 03:02 PM
Posted By: <b>makersmarkambassador</b><p>I had a problem with a buyer a couple of years ago with an auction I listed. We exchanged some heated words and they threatened me with negative feedback. A couple of weeks later, they created a bogus account and bought almost $1000 worth of merchandise from my eBay store and left 6 negative feedback remarks within 2 weeks. The one thing that saved me and getting the remarks removed was that I saved every email from the buyer and was in contact with eBay since the very beginning with the buyer’s vulgar emails. I didn't get the original buyer removed but I did get the feedback removed from the bogus account and all selling fees were credited. If you have any questions, I can go into more detail and I would be glad to assist you if you run into any problems.

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07-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Posted By: <b>Larry</b><p>Zero feedback and a member since 2000. Sounds like a scumbag getting ready to burn you.