- Mar 19, 2009
Recently I had been watching a bag on ebay that was priced kind of high and kept ending without a buyer and being relisted. I contacted the seller to see if she would come down on the price and she agreed to do so if we could do the transaction outside of ebay with a paypal invoice. I agreed (might have been naive on my part ??) but it was a smooth transaction. Since then I've listed a few items and have received several various requests for which this option seemed like a good idea. I'm just wondering what are the reasons not do this, both as a buyer and seller. Obviously the perk as a seller is you avoid ebay's final value fees, and as a buyer you might get something cheaper like I did, if the seller chooses to pass those savings onto you. Is there anything I should know before offering this as an option to potential buyers with special requests? Sorry if this has been asked before, I did a search with no results. Please point me in the right direction if there is already information on this, TIA!!