Selling on ebay

#1

I’ve got a bike listed on ebay.

A potential buyer wants to inspect.

I can’t send the buyer my contact details to arrange an inspection without breaching ebay’s policy, which results in them charging me a fee as though I have sold it.

The only way to avoid breaching the policy, and being charged a fee, is if the buyer first commits to buying it.

But what if they don’t want it on inspection?

Anyone else dealt with this issue before? What a stuffaround.

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#2

You used to be able to send images in messages, like your address as a jpeg, that may be a workaround

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#3

Put it on gumtree as well and tell them to do a search?

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#4

Ok, I’ve done both.

I have put my contact details in a photo of the bike and said look at it closely, and also said that it is for sale elsewhere, so they should be able to figure it out.

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#5

send an email with your phone number written inw ords eg four one etc, it will delete/suspendaccounts which send @ address [seems to be getting clever when it comes to AT also] or string numbers together

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#6

Write a poem

N0 way I will sell to you
1 am the only one who will ride this bike
Bec4ause I am the only one it fits

Etc.

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#7

All sorted.

I inserted my phone number into a photo of the bike and said “Here is another photo of the bike that you might want to look at closely”.

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#8

Also - Ezy - great poem.

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#9

I’m taking it to broadway

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