Can I win an eBay auction if the original winner pulled out?
June 5, 2012 7:15 AM Subscribe
Can I enforce an eBay seller to sell to me if I came 2nd in an auction, but the winner obviously pulled out?
posted by UbuRoivas to shopping (17 answers total)
The unmistakeably exact same item is now listed again, a few days after I came 2nd in an auction. Can I enforce a right to "win" the first auction (eg at the highest bid placed that wasn't in competition with the defaulting "winner")?
Or, more generally, what is my best course of action here? Contact the seller directly? Contact eBay? Other?
As an aside, any thoughts on the possibility that the defaulting "buyer" was a shill just trying to force the price up, but it didn't work so the seller just tried to do it all again? (tinfoil hat theory)
I wasn't able to find any clear answer for this kind of situation in the eBay rules & policies.