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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, Fifth Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 19. Dealing with Nonpaying Buyers

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How to Handle Bum Buyers

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Contacting an Unresponsive Bidder

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Filing an Unpaid Item Dispute

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Asking eBay to Refund Your Fees

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Giving Other Bidders a Second Chance

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Relisting Your Item

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A nonpaying buyer—sometimes called a deadbeat bidder—is someone who wins an auction but never follows through with the transaction. That leaves you, as the seller, in a bad spot.

What do you do when you have a nonpaying buyer in one of your eBay transactions? Fortunately, you still have the merchandise, which you can relist and (hopefully) sell ...

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