Please help me with a dilemma. It is a genuine one.
I made a mistake out of stupidity and did not sell an item to a buyer. Their paypal address was different to the address they asked me to send it out to. But the buyer returned to me and asked again and it is a genuine case, you know it when they approach you.
Anyway I was ridden with guilt, so I thought I would let them bid again and I promised them that I would put it up for just one day. However I received some strange message asking me to sign up to paypal (I have a paypal account and actually accept only paypal payments) and apparently I couldn't put anything for one day auction. So I contacted the buyer and said that I would put it for three days. I increased the delivery charges with the hope that no one else would bother with it. I also promised to refund most of it once they receive the item because after inconveniencing her I just cannot get myself to accept anything but the delivery charge.
Anyway there are three people watching the item and I am worried if someone would bid.
So can I end the auction and send them an invoice? I put it up for bidding only because it is againts ebay rules to settle it out of ebay. will ebay let me end the auction early and let me send a payment invoice?
Or if that isn't possible, would I be able to remove anyone who bids until the last minute? Or if I didn't see the final bid, can I just send a second chance offer to this bidder and let the next bidder know of my sad predicament I am in? I have only one piece unfortunately.
Please advise me what to do. Thank you