Finally got an offer on Ebay. Now lost what to do next.
March 20, 2014 3:14 PM Subscribe
I got an offer on Ebay for something I listed months ago. I accepted the offer. An email from Ebay says that as soon as I have the funds, to mail the item. But I don't have the funds yet. Am I doing something wrong? I feel like I'm missing something.
posted by ratherbethedevil to Shopping (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is the first item I've ever tried to sell on Ebay (I have a previous question about this process on ask mefi). After months I finally received 2 offers, one close to my asking price. I accepted the offer, and now the item says sold for best offer and it's no longer available. Ebay says to ship the item promptly, but I should see the payment first.
I'm guessing I would receive an email from Ebay when the funds are in my account, and when they have confirmation that the item has been shipped, it would be available to me. It's only been about a day and a half but so far nothing has happened. I know that's not very long, but I'd like to make sure I'm not making some mistake that will sink the sale.
The buyer has been around since 2009 and has a good rating. Do I need to do anything? Send him an invoice? Is there a chance he won't pay, and if so, what happens then?
Any advice is appreciated. Hopefully after this sale I'll have a better understanding on the process.