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I have been bidding on ebay for 15 years. Today I tried bidding on a small item from a Canadian seller, who ships worldwide. Another person has bid on the card, as well.

When I tried to place my bid, a red screen came up and it said Sorry, the seller is not taking bids from you at this time ! Huh ??? I have never, ever seen something like this before

I have never purchased anything from this seller prior to this auction. Afterwards, I was able to successfully bid on 2 other auctions, from someone else

What does this mean ?
 
Posts: 4543 | Location: Bayonne, NJ, USA | Registered: May 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Sorry, the seller is not taking bids from you at this time ! Huh ??? I have never, ever seen something like this before


Its the seller's prerogative not to accept bids from any buyer. They can block any/all incoming bids from a specific bidder id.

You are probably asking WHY you have been blocked & only the seller can tell you the reason why. Its probably a mistake right?
 
Posts: 2229 | Location: DFW | Registered: January 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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i had the same recently here in the uk I had never bought from seller be for and the seller couldn't explain why either ?
 
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And when I tried emailing him thru ebay to ask what was going on, I received a message saying, sorry you are not allowed to contact the seller

Again, I have never had a transaction with this person before
 
Posts: 4543 | Location: Bayonne, NJ, USA | Registered: May 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There have been some "technical issues" today I believe Roll Eyes . I won some cards from a USA bidder and when I tried to pay for them by clicking on the "pay now " link in the e-mail a red message came up saying the seller was suspended.

I knew this could not be correct as the seller was a power seller with tons of positive feedback who was selling items every day. I went into my ebay page and clicked on the pay now button for items won and everything went through without a hitch.
 
Posts: 2520 | Location: Sutton Coldfield England | Registered: August 09, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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ebay randomly blocks bidders from Australia for me all the time which is a pain because i do a lot of business there. Then i get messages like "why are you blocking me" from even regular customers.

Ebay is like playing russian roulette now, except that if you are a seller you lose more often than 1 on 6 times.

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Posts: 559 | Location: AZ | Registered: December 11, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Clearly, the seller is omnipotent and judges us for the entirety of our actions, whether on Ebay or elsewhere. Time to clean up your act, David! Big Grin

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Originally posted by David R:
And when I tried emailing him thru ebay to ask what was going on, I received a message saying, sorry you are not allowed to contact the seller

Again, I have never had a transaction with this person before


Perhaps get a friend with an eBay account to ask him why you are being blocked or have them bid for you...

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