I just got done dealing with this guy (robsphotos) who I won this item from:
Item ended last night (1/8/20) at 8:53PM (All times in this thread are PST). Side note, I was sick yesterday and didn't even log on to ebay at all. This was a snipe bid I had set up previously.
Later that night, the seller messages me. He is apparently glad I won the item, and he likes my user name. This message arrived 1/8/20 at 10:16PM (I was asleep by then):
I went to work today (1/9/20) and while at work, this happened, a payment reminder sent to me at 1/9/20 at 3:58PM:
Work frowns on us playing on ebay on their time, so I don't log on unless there is something EPIC, once in a lifetime that I can't miss. This did not happen today, so I was not on ebay in the middle of a work day!
Then the transaction was cancelled 1/9/20 at 6:49PM:
I had gotten home from work around 5:45PM, opened my mail, posted my new Dodger autos in my thread (6:51PM, by the way) and then checked ebay to see this all had happened, so I message the seller and ask why he cancelled the transaction? It had been less than 24 hours since I won and he seemed to eager to sell this to me at first. What had happened over the day?.
I figure maybe he was upset at the price and was backing out, then notice that he had relisted the item, so I go to ask a question from that listing as to why it was available since I had won it and I get an automated message saying I can't ask this seller a question. I then try to place a bid, suspecting I had been blocked. Sure enough, I had been blocked! WTF? Do I even know this guy from Adam? What is his problem?
I then send him a 2nd message, frustrated at all of this, wanting to know why he is acting this way:
Meanwhile, he had replied to my original message twice:
When I finally see his replies, I send a third message, explaining my situation and sharing how ridiculous I thought it was for him to cancel this transaction so fast:
Finally, I decided I didn't care if I got the item or dealt with this guy again, so I ended it with a simple assessment of my perception of his mental state!
Yes, I could have been a little more polite in message 2 and 3, but I felt I kept it reasonable considering what had transpired in the last 24 hours, aside from calling him a nut. Perhaps I could have talked my way into having him complete the transaction, but given what I saw to that point, I was not even going to bother to try. This is definitely a new one for me. I am just glad it was not anything i really wanted or needed.
Has anyone else had the pleasure of losing out on an item and perhaps at the same time received a bonus of being blocked because they didn't pay within 24 hours? How about any sellers willing to admit that they agree with this aggressive selling approach and have maybe done the same to a buyer who was just too damn slow to pay your impatient ass? Seriously, I'd like to hear a good reason for this kind of behavior from a seller, especially considering my track record as an ebay member with over 10,000 feedback, not a zero newby.
I continue to be amazed by human behavior each and every day.