Apr 25 2010, 12:19 AM
If you win a bid on e-bay, can you cancel it? I've accidently put my maxbid as £4000 instead of £40 so it's obvious i'm going to win. Can I cancel when the payment comes?
Apr 25 2010, 02:08 AM
I think yes, but they might penalize you for it. And I think you have to contact ebay directly.. Check the help menu and stuff
Hope they allow you to cancel your bid..
As a general rule, you can’t retract or cancel a bid. When you place a bid, you agree to pay for the item if you’re the winning bidder.
However, honest mistakes sometimes occur. You can retract a bid if you have a valid reason for doing so as defined by eBay policy and you retract the bid within the required time period.
Valid reasons for retracting a bid include:
You accidentally entered the wrong bid amount due to a typographical error.
The item’s description changed significantly after you entered your last bid.
You can’t reach the seller by telephone or email.
Changing your mind is not a valid reason for retracting a bid. Before bidding, be sure to carefully review the listing.
If you need to retract a bid, review the conditions for retracting a bid. If you meet the conditions and understand the results of doing so, fill out a Bid Retraction form. To retract a best offer, use the Best Offer Cancellation form.
Apr 25 2010, 02:13 AM
Thankyou, I've just been on there, and it says I can't cause theres less that 12 hours left of the auction, so i've messaged the buyer and asked if she can cancel my bid. I just won't pay it if she won't. Mark me down whatever but i'm not paying what I can't afford.
EDIT: The girl has cancelled my bid. Pheeeew. I panicked like crazy.
Apr 25 2010, 12:48 PM
If you accidentally do that, you have like 10 sec to fix it. It says something about it in the rules to retract. Like if you accidentally put $4000 instead of $400, you just enter the right amount again and submit immediately.
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