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Recently I won the bidding for a motorcycle, and immediately sent the seller the $500 deposit. The

Recently I won the bidding for a vintage motorcycle and immediately sent the seller the asked-for $500 deposit. The next day I had a heart attack, called 911, and went to the emergency room. Later I was admitted to the hospital. I returned home a day later and politely explained the situation to the seller, and asked for him to return my deposit of $500 less ebay and paypal fees. He refused and said once I won the auction it was a legal binding agreement. The seller has since relisted and sold the motorcycle and refuses to answer my emails. Do I have any recourse to recover my $500 from this buyer? Nowhere on the auction site did it say "non-refundable deposit." Thank you - any help on this issue would be appreciated.

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Re: Recently I won the bidding for a motorcycle, and immediately sent the seller the $500 deposit.

in reply to kirk540

You are on the Aussie boards.  T & C may be different from ours.  Log into Ebay.com

 

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Re: Recently I won the bidding for a motorcycle, and immediately sent the seller the $500 deposit.

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If you paid by PayPal you should be able to claim it back.
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Re: Recently I won the bidding for a motorcycle, and immediately sent the seller the $500 deposit.

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As mentioned you need to ask on the boards for USA. Our rules/laws are not the same as yours