I set-up the account initially. The item cost £1440.00. The claimant said in his claim that he got my information from ebay and from a directorshuip search online. As I have a company. (which also uses this account)
You can complain about the shillbidding to eBay and it is indeed illegal but the fact remains that he agreed toby the item that price and appears now to have changed his mind.
Unless he/you can prove shillbidding he/you are bound under the terms of the contract.
The item was purchased using youraccount and therefore you are liable although you do have the right tocounterclaim against your husband.
I appreciate that this is not theanswer you wanted but I have a duty to advise you honestly and truthfully, evenif the answer is unfavourable for you
Does that answer the question?Can I answer any further points?
Ok. Although unfavourable I accept your answer.
However. The seller stated in their post that they accept cash as a payment. We did not notice this and asked if he would allow payment by paypal. He accepted he would in an email and then changed his mind.
How can this matter now be settled with all the animosity involved around the claim we have no intention of going to the claimants house to collect the goods. He will now only accept cash but we want the comfort of paying by paypal or other methods which give us some protection. We don't want to pay cash and have not received the items yet.
If we pay by paypal and then find the items to be damaged or he does not send the items we can claim back if we pay cash we have neither.
I can however show the history of the shill bidder with no feedback bidding straight after each bid we made up to the maximum. But I cannot prove the the bidder is related or indeed the same person. I can just prove spurious bidding and the times and dates of the bids. All by the same bidder account with zero feedback.
Under ebay TCs he must accept paypal. I have over 1400 EB transacts over 12 years so know the rules reasonably well.
I wouldn't be paying him cash either.
What is item number?
I accept your answer and if I have bought it although it seems unfair I will abide by what is right. I just need to make sure that I get the item now and it is in the condition he describes it in and in full working order as I know should I pay cash I will get no respite should anything be wrong.
I could pay paypal and have a courier collect if that is my only defence.
On the payment section it also states
Hi Maxine, I am willing to accept a PayPal payment on this occasion. Please contact me on XXXXXXXXXX to discuss a collection time. Best Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
It does seem odd that there wasonly one other bidder by and large and that was a new account. I assume thateBay have raised no concerns with this.
Of course, if you don't get it orit is not completely is described, you can always turn the tables and sue himalthough remember that because he is a private individual (or so it seems)court proceedings will be transferred to his local court which might not beconvenient for you