Originally Posted By 418cwc:
When selling on EE, what's a reasonable amount of time to wait on a payment by money order after someone says "payment sent"?
When is the seller cleared to put the item back up for sale?
Also, if the money order gets lost in the mail, how should the seller/buyer handle this?
I usually figure 10 days but that's dependent on when the deal was struck. And that's giving it a large buffer. If someone says I'll take it Saturday afternoon, they won't have a money order from USPS outbound until Monday at the earliest. It's usually 3-5 days for mail but I usually give it 7. Once that time is there I'd ask for confirmation and proof that it was sent. I've been relatively luckly and haven't had any welchers to date. Some nags on bartering or shitty communications skills but no welching.
As far as relisting, have you asked him the status? If he still wants it he'll have to foot more money or wait for a settlement from USPS for the original money order if it was indeed lost. If he welched then he needs to be reported. At the same time, he needs to be given the opportunity to complete the deal. These are just my thoughts on the matter.