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Retracting bids on Ebay

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
How do I do it? I have kind of... err... bid on something I shouldn't have last night when I was... well, drunk. And it's very expensive. And I have a chance of winning. Can I retract my bid?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    usually if you contact the seller and inform them that you are unable to meet the bid, explain the circumstances etc, theywill usually let you off.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Welsh Jemz wrote:
    usually if you contact the seller and inform them that you are unable to meet the bid, explain the circumstances etc, theywill usually let you off.
    How do I do that?

    "Sorry, I was drunk, can I retract my bid?" lol :|

    I think I might wait a day or so to see if I get outbid then speak to them about it. Because £980, although cheap for what I'm bidding on, is a lot of money :|
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    on the page that shows the item, there should be a bit on the side saying 'contact seller'
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What was it? </nosey bitch mode>
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What was it? </nosey bitch mode>
    A car!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ohhhhh
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ohhhhh
    Yeah, oops!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dont say you were drunk, say something like you've spoken to your Dad or someone and it's not got the engine you thought it had or something equally technical that "us women" would get confused about :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dont say you were drunk, say something like you've spoken to your Dad or someone and it's not got the engine you thought it had or something equally technical that "us women" would get confused about :p
    Lmao!

    Such a good idea!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what maximum bid did you make? or would you rather not say? just because she said a similar car is going for £1800, so if it's substantially less than that, you might be ok. you'll probably be the high bidder right up until the last few hours or so though which could be a bit panicky!
    £981. So if one other person bids then I lose it. Fingers crossed!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As there is four days left and the fact you have only out bid the other person by £20, there may be a chance that they return and place another bid, but I would not leave it more then a couple of days before you contact the seller, and say something like what GV said.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Little_one wrote:
    As there is four days left and the fact you have only out bid the other person by £20, there may be a chance that they return and place another bid, but I would not leave it more then a couple of days before you contact the seller, and say something like what GV said.

    Exactly, chances are that in that 4 days somebody will outbid you anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i could probably get the cash actually. And I am looking for a car. If I win I might just go for it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Right, after speaking with my boyfriend (and being shouted at lots) I've emailed the seller and asked her to retract my bid. I was pretty up-front and just said I can't afford to pay for it, can she please retract my bid.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh if you were going to bid on something while drunk why not make it worth while lol!

    SERIOUSLY A DAEWOO LOL :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    See, I'm sneakier. To save face I would have done the following.

    Opened another eBay account. Out bid yourself. Then when the auction closes the seller would have contacted account#2 and would have got no response. She would then have contacted the real you as the 2nd highest bidder and asked you if you still wanted it to which you would have replied no thanks I got something else.

    Easy.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    See I'd of just said someone found out my password and bid without my permission
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it still has 3 days left so chances are you'd be outbid anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i dont know if youve sorted it yet? but you do not need to contact them, you can just retract yourself aslong as their is more than 12 hours left on the auction.

    let me know i you need help doing that
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sera wrote:
    Right, after speaking with my boyfriend (and being shouted at lots) I've emailed the seller and asked her to retract my bid. I was pretty up-front and just said I can't afford to pay for it, can she please retract my bid.

    And might I just add, your flatmate thought it was a daft thing to do...... :rolleyes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol - I've done that too! Luckily I didn't win - bet the seller was glad it bumped their price up!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Daewoo Matiz? :p
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Doofay wrote:
    Daewoo Matiz? :p
    Not even a good car... :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i might bid on a porsche now for the pure heck :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V wrote:
    See I'd of just said someone found out my password and bid without my permission

    or you were hacked or something.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What happened?
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