Originally Posted by wildplum
Ronnie Brookshire list a mic preamp for sale on Ebay. i was the winning bidder, $2,475.00. then he contacts me and tells me he didn't get a high enough price and he is canceling the sale. i cantacted ebay- they say they can not force a seller to sell. (what good is Ebay then?) stay away from this scoundrel.
1. don't buy anything from Ronnie Brookshire
2. if you sell something on ebay and don't like the price you got, just cancel the deal- no penalties from ebay
3. ebay sucks
If you want to wade through it - ask a lawyer. Afaik, according to German law, for example, if you're the highest bidder at the end of an auction (even if the seller cancelled it, because someone made a fixed price offer per PM!), it's equal to having signed a contract and you can file a suit for fulfillment of the deal, which means, you'll either get the item for the last bid offered, or the seller has to refund the current market value of the item.
That will only work for national deals within the same jurisdiction, off course.