In most cases, a bid on eBay is a legally binding contract between the buyer and the seller.
To ensure we keep all our buyers and sellers safe, we don’t allow any interference with transactions on eBay.
Are online auctions legally binding?
The terms and conditions of the auction platform govern the contract and it is legally binding. Therefore, you should carefully consider the reserve price you set on items you are selling and the bids you place on items in online auctions.
Is it worth selling car on eBay?
The perfect sale price with the perfect photo of your car. However, sometimes it’s worth it as auctions can lead to buyers competing for your used car and this can often swell the price above market value. Getting you the most amount of money for your car. The second option is what eBay calls a ‘classified’ listing.
What happens when you win a bid on eBay and don’t want it?
Unpaid item policy overview
When a buyer wins an item or uses Buy It Now to purchase an item, the buyer is obligated to complete the purchase by sending full payment to the seller. If the buyer still doesn’t pay or reach some other agreement with the seller, eBay may record the unpaid item on the buyer’s account.
Is it illegal to bid on eBay and not pay?
“If a buyer doesn’t pay within two days, the seller can open an ‘Unpaid Item’ dispute. “It’ll just put a black mark on the buyer’s account – if they habitually don’t pay, they may get banned from the site. “It’s worth bearing in mind though that when you win an eBay bid, you technically enter into a binding contract.
What happens if I win an auction on eBay but don’t pay?
Buyers who don’t pay may have unpaid items recorded on their accounts. An unpaid item will be recorded on the buyer’s account when the seller receives a final value fee credit. If you have excessive unpaid items on your account, eBay may limit or end your ability to buy.
Can you refuse to sell on eBay?
Any seller, whether business or private does have the right to refuse to sell to anyone (provided that the refusal isn’t because of something such as race, religion etc). But. once the auction or BIN has been completed, the contract has been formed and ebay expect both parties to complete the transaction.