eBay - Typical Time after sale to get paid

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iriejedi, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Oct 4, 2000
    Location:
    Nor Cal
    #1
    I'm relatively new as a seller to ebay. SO far it has been a good experience but recently I sold an item 10/31 and have not been paid yet.

    I've contacted the seller with both an invoice and a note, but no reply. I'd like to think the best of people and assume they are on vacation, etc... I'm hesitant to report them (in a few more days) as I do not want to have my reputation damaged with a revenge post.

    Given business days today is really day 2 or 2.5, I'm curious but not worried yet.... I was wondering what is a typical time you have had to wait before you got paid when you sell on ebay.

    Buyer has a 94% positive rating.

    Thank you.
    IJ
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Jul 4, 2004
    #2
    I usually wait seven days before sending a reminder message, maybe another final one at ten days... then at about fourteen days to make an unpaid item claim and then relist afterwards.
     
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    Aug 11, 2005
    Location:
    Behind the lens
    #3
    People took the time to bid, they can damn well take a second to pay.

    7 days go by, its an automatic "unpaid item reminder" from me, because i wont get my money back for the listing until after the unpaid dispute is closed, and you cant close it until 8 days after you start the unpaid dispute...

    so in total almost 2 weeks go by, no money, and no way to make sure you can sell it without screwing someone.

    if someone doesnt pay or talk to me after 3 days, I assume they are probably not too keen on making this transaction painless.
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    #4
    On four sales, I was paid instantly on all but one. The one was paid early that Monday when I reminded the person that I wanted to ship it out as early as possible Monday morning.
     

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