I noted in my auction that I would cancel any bid from a 0 fb buyer unless they contact me first. I figured that was important because it was an IPAD auction and I figured you were very likely to get 0 fb buyers on these. Sure enough, I have a 0 fb bidder who did not contact me. Will eBay back me up on canceling their bid?
There's no backing up to be done. Unless they've changed the procedure since I've had to do this, a seller has the right to cancel bids. You state the reason for doing this, and in this case, clearly someone didn't follow your stated auction restriction.
I don't think eBay wants you to cancel newbies' bids since we were all new at some point, but you also have a right to cancel any bids on your auctions. Your bidder either didn't read your auction or know they can bid anyway so don't really care what you want.
Try contacting them first, some of my best and fastest sellers were form 0 feedback ebayers who were really just new to eBay, they need a chance too lol ... if you conact them and get back to you and they seem legit, i wouldnt cancel
I asked 0 fb bidders to contact me first; I then had a 0 fb person bid on my item. I contacted them when I noticed it, and they told me they were going to buy, etc. They won, didn't pay. I ended up with eBay filing a NPB on them, and then they paid on the last day. The item is due to arrive to them tomorrow. Hoping for the best.
I don't sell much or often, and when I do now I worry from start to finish.
I just blocked the person. Really, there is no excuse for not reading the terms of the auction. I only had about two lines in there.
I agree with you on this. I don't have a problem with 0 feedback bidders, because we were all new at some point. BUT, I do have a problem with people who don't read the entire auction. If your bidder totally overlooked the whole part stating your stipulations for 0 feedback bidders, who knows what else she might've overlooked in your item description?! That bidder could've potentially been a problem if she'd won.