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Old 12.10.2015, 12:07
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

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He clearly did. The other guy just made an informal offer through the messaging system.
Sorry, yes, you are right. My misinterpretation
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Old 12.10.2015, 22:41
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

Yes, the buyer made a bid and won. Actually, he was the ONLY BID. The others contacted us via PM and offered lower ( though serious) offers. One lived near us and was ready to immediately take the car.

However, we stayed with the Ricardo bidding and this guy placed his bid. Naturally, we told the others we had a higher offer, so we were not interested to negotiate with them.


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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

I'm experiencing similar issues as we speak. I have people sending me bids through messages, but according to their rules I am not supposed to sell outside of Ricardo. Let's hope I end up with a serious bidder at the end of the auction.
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

Its this type of behaviour that is ruining the likes of Ricardo and Ebay.

I would never accept to pay for an item as the second highest bidder. After all what is preventing the seller from bidding up his own entry with a second account then pretending that the successful bidder has pulled out offering you to pick it up at your highest bid.
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Old 13.10.2015, 17:05
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Its this type of behaviour that is ruining the likes of Ricardo and Ebay.

I would never accept to pay for an item as the second highest bidder. After all what is preventing the seller from bidding up his own entry with a second account then pretending that the successful bidder has pulled out offering you to pick it up at your highest bid.
Both shill bidding and circumventing Ebay / Ricardo fees are not allowed. So if you are a serious auction site user, you wouldn't really do that.
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Both shill bidding and circumventing Ebay / Ricardo fees are not allowed. So if you are a serious auction site user, you wouldn't really do that.

Not sure they were serious and in any case people planning to defraud usualy have different moral standards than real buyers
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

Although Ricardo assures us of our legal rights, I doubt we have the energy or time to run after this loser.

Just the same, we had great luck purchasing cars off Ebay for our kids and hope the Ricardo platform will work as well.

Thanks tor all your comments and help.
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

Autoscout is also a good place to sell cars, although not in an auction. I used it to get a really good idea of what my car was worth before advertising.

It is obvious that if there are 15 Skoda Octavia Estate 4wd 2013 50'000km cars already advertised between CHF 20 '000 and CHF 22'000, you won't get CHF 23'000 for yours. If you want your car to sell fast, it has to be cheapest one for that make, model, year and mileage.
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

A purchase on Ricardo or EBay is a legally binding contract. In theory you could sue, but reality is that it's better just to walk away and try again.

I had two problem instances where I purchased brand new goods from traders on Ricardo. They then said they couldn't deliver without very long delays due to manufacturing or similar backlogs. One was garden furniture, and the other was a robotic garden mower. It was really annoying as half the summer had to pass before I realised the goods weren't going to come. I had immediately paid for them. Weeks passed with promises of "small delay will deliver next week".

When I asked for my money back nearly two months later, both sellers made me sign some document annulling the auction with Ricardo, which meant that it was impossible to leave any feedback negative or otherwise. Worse, I got 2 emails from Ricardo implying that the auction was being cancelled at my request, and that somehow I was the guilty party who had asked for the auction to be cancelled. There didn't seem to be any option but to agree if I wanted to get my money back. I was being held to ransom. Once I signed the waiver, the sellers both returned my money promptly.
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

Back to original post on here. We had something similar happen on ebay uk. However with ebay one only gets the email of the winner. with ricardo, one gets the person's name, address, phone number & email as does the winner for the seller.
Initially the buyer said would contact in a few days re pick up. long story, after 10 or 12 days I said the buyer, it would be ok if they wanted to cancel, as I needed to relist. That is what happened. Surprisingly the non buyer left very nice feedback so the old winning listing showed.

We put a disclaimer on our re advertisement about collection with deposit in set time etc. a chap came to view the car the day before ending, happily for us he won the winning bid and everything went well.

When we sold a car in Switzerland, we put an advert in autoscout or the like with a fixed price, photos and full description. then various people contacted us & sold for within 100chfs of what we anticipated.
Couple viewed one day, then next said they were coming to pick it, that they did, paid the cash, handed over grey book.

I do not recall whether we also put an advert on ricardo, as not sure if they have such a thing as only an advert.
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Re: Ricardo buyer changes mind after auction end

I believe a buyer is obliged to buy once they win the auction. I'd take another look at Ricardo's conditions.
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