on 08-16-2013 07:05 PM
wait 4 days from the sale, open a non payer dispute
wait a further 4 days close it and get your fvf back from ebay.
on 08-16-2013 07:23 PM
What putney said.
That is a good one, I've heard lots of interesting excuses, but not that one until now. It certainly was a smart phone. LOL
Make sure they get a strike! don't be tempted to leave a positive negative feedback, that is against ebay policy and doesn't help warn other sellers they are a non payer.
Then block that buyer and make sure your buyer requirements are set up to block other buyers who have not paid for their items and received strikes.
on 08-16-2013 09:26 PM
Aha! Your buyer must be related to one of my non-payers. She didn't purchase the item, her car keys knocked against her iphone when they were in her handbag.
08-17-2013 10:47 AM - edited 08-17-2013 10:49 AM
tstore, I don't believe the buyer either, but the styluses (styli?) which people use on their touch-screen devices have plastic tips, and I've even successfully used a metal-tipped ball-point pen on my GPS when I misplaced its stylus on one occasion.
However, having said that, it would be an extremely rare and intelligent set of keys if it was capable of replicating the sequential commands required on a touch-phone in order to make a successful purchase via ebay.
on 08-17-2013 12:01 PM
on 08-17-2013 12:41 PM
Send a cancellation request. Just click on 'resolve a problem' in the drop-down menu on the right of the 'sold' listing, and follow the instructions.
08-17-2013 12:51 PM - edited 08-17-2013 12:51 PM
What point is there in becoming aggressive? All you've lost is an apparent opportunity that didn't work out. Respect your buyers - it may not be the keypad, but who cares? S/he doesn't want your item. So send a cancellation request. If they respond, you get your fee back. If they don't, all you've got to do is wait until the time for responding elapses, THEN you'll get your fee back.
Block the buyer if you like, but you might miss out on another opportunity to sell if you do.