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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-10-2012
How to cancel a purchase

How do you cancel a purchase.  i not look at the item or descripton closely yet won the bid.  Is there a tool for this? or what is the procedure?Thank you

Other Answers: 5
Community Member
Posts: 3,128
Registered: ‎03-28-2006
in reply to sconte2011

The correct procedure would be to pay for it and then resell it on ebay. Remember to look over items and info before pushing the commit  button.

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Community Member
Posts: 16,437
Registered: ‎01-13-2011
in reply to sconte2011

A bid is a binding contract between you and the seller that if you win, you pay for the item or you will receive a non payer strike.  Two strikes and you are blocked by most sellers.  You need to read the description and all terms before bidding.

Community Member
Posts: 10,213
Registered: ‎08-24-2010
in reply to sconte2011

Correct Procedure for buying on Ebay? You ask? I hope my answer is helpful:


Find something you want, click to bid, double click to confirm your first click to confirm...


When YOU bid, YOU won, YOU pay, YOU receive when the post service delivers YOUR package...


That's pretty much, the correct procedure...As far as cancelling? That's NOT correct procedure...


ONLY possible if the seller lets you off the hook. Seller is NOT obligated to do so. Seller CAN file a UPI on you if you don't pay..Think of what TWO UPI strikes will do to you.

Community Member
Posts: 10,584
Registered: ‎01-20-2005
in reply to sconte2011

...what is the procedure?


The procedure is that you pay for your item and then figure out what you want to do with it. Your mistake has nothing to do with the seller.


To ask for a cancellation costs the seller time and money he cannot recoup, inconveniences buyers who DID bother to read the description and would have been happy to pay for their win. If you don't pay for your item, you disrupt the eBay marketplace. You are expected to abide by the terms of the user agreement you signed (in addition...you were warned on the bid confirmation window before you submitted it). There really is no excuse for not paying.

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Posts: 4,041
Registered: ‎02-20-2007
in reply to sconte2011

The only one who can let you off the hook is the seller, and he/she might not be too happy. The seller is not required to. You took away the chance from someone else who might have wanted the item.

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