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I want to find items sold by a particular seller. What should I do?

 If you wish to search for items which are currently being sold by a particular seller or you want to display the sellers entire past sales then by knowing seller’s user ID, you can do so easily.


To search for items by seller:

1.     Click Advanced Search

2.     Click Items by Seller.

3.     Enter the seller’s user ID. If you don't know what it is,hen select Show close and exact user ID matches.

4.     Click Search.

How do I complete the auction process once I have won an item?

MrBuyGuy has a comprehensive auction managment system once you have won an auction.  When you win an auction either by been the highest bidder on an auction or by using the instant buy option, MrBuyGuy will send you an email.This email will congragulate you on your win and ask you to click on a link.  This link will take you to the auction management area.  Alternatively you can also find this link by logging into your MrBuyGuy account clicking on My Account on the top header of the website, clicking on the buying tab on the left hand side and clicking on won auctions.  Then under the selected auction click on the choose link and press the manage option

There are several steps to complete when managing your won item.  The first is to confirm the address that you would like the item to be shipped to.  Your default address will be displayed initially however if you would like to you can choose other addresses that you have saved.  Once you have selected your address you can then choose the shipping method for your item.  Depending on the location of the seller and the sellers shipping options selected for the item, different shipping methods will be displayed. For example,  if your purchasing an item in the same country as the seller you may be given a list of different shipping options to select from.  Alternatively if the seller has offered free shipping you will not be charged for the shipping. 

If you are buying an item from a different country you will be prompted to contact the seller in order to receive a shipping cost based on your shipping location. Once the shipping cost has been confirmed you can then select the payment method you would like to use to pay for the item,  again it will depend on the sellers selected payment methods for what payment options will be available.  For example, if the seller selects Paypal as a payment method you will be able to automatically go to Paypal and pay for the item.  Once the item has been payed for, the seller will be notified that the item is ready for shipping.  Alternatively you can pay through direct deposit,  in this case you will be presented with the sellers bank account details and will be able to pay through internet banking or at the banks local branch. 

Once you have payed through this method you can let the seller know and they can look out for the payment at their end.  Once the seller has shipped the item they will send a confirmation to MrBuyGuy and you will receive an email with this confirmation as well as any track and trace details for the item.  When you recieve the item you can go back to the manage auction section and confirm you have recieved the item.  At this point you will also be prompted to place feedback on the item.  MrBuyGuy highly recommends that you place feedback for every auction you participate in because it helps make the auction community a safer environment.

How can I search by item number?

 Searching by item number can save you time, as each item number is unique. This means you don't have to scroll through listings to find the item you want.

To search by item number:

1.    Type the item number in the Search box 

         2.    Click Search.

How can I see the price of an item that has already been sold?

You can search for Completed Listings. These are listings that have ended within the last 15 days, whether or not the item sold.

To search for completed listings:

1.    Click Advanced Search.

2.     Enter two or three words that describe the item in the Enter keywords or item number field.

3.     Select Completed Listings in the Search Including section.

4.       Click Search. 

Which payment method should I use, and how should I pay?

 It's up to the seller to decide which payment method to accept. The seller's chosen payment method will appear in the item description.  The seller may allow you a choice of more than one payment method.  To decide which one is best for you, see Choosing a Payment Method.

Whichever method you choose, you can pay for your item by

1.  Clicking the Pay Now button in the listing.

2. Making sure your shipping address is correct, then confirming your shipping and payment methods.

3. Once you are sure all the information is accurate, clicking Confirm and Proceed.

How do I change my email address for notifications?

You can change your email address for receiving notifications in a few simple steps:

  1. Log in to MrBuyGuy.com
  2. Click My Account at the top of the page.
  3. Click the My Account tab.
  4. Click Subscriptions on the left hand side of the page.
  5. Type in your new email address in the box under Your Seller & Buyer email notifications.
  6. Click Change.

I have paid for an item but have not received it. What should I do?

 If you have paid for an item but you have not received it, or if you have not heard from the seller since paying for the item,  your first course of action should be to contact the seller.  Bear in mind that on weekends and on public holidays sellers might not be working.  Give the seller sufficient time to get back to you. 

If you fail to hear back from the seller after a reasonable length of time, your next course of action is to use MrBuyGuy Buyer Protection.

To do this, select Dispute under the Choose option next to your won auction.  This will take you to the Dispute section where you can enter in the details of the dispute you would like to submit.  Once you have completed and submitted your information, the seller will be notified and a formal dispute wlll be placed  against them.  The seller will then be prompted to reply to the dispute. 

Tthe buyer and seller should work together to solve the problem. 

If the seller does not reply, MrBuyGuy will intervene and try to contact the seller for you.  In some cases, we will suspend the seller and pass details on to law enforcements to bring legal action against sellers who are committing fraud.

What are My Tasks and My To Do List?

When you visit your Dashboard, you will see a button that says My Tasks. It will show you the number of outstanding tasks you should resolve.

Clicking on the My Tasks button will bring up a list of outstanding tasks.

These can include:

  • Checking any new messages
  • Making sure sold listings have been shipped and paid for
  • Making sure you’ve relisted items within a 7 day period
  • Answering any disputes
  • Placing feedback
  • Adding your name to your profile
  • Adding an image to your profile
  • Adding information about you or about your interests to your profile
  • Posting in the forum
  • Posting feedback
  • Bidding, winning, making an offer or using an enquiry form
  • Subscribing to the MrBuyGuy newsletter
  • Uploading a video to the help section
  • Creating at least two listings

Your To Do List, also on your dashboard, shows how many issues you have resolved, and how many are still open.

How do I register with MrBuyGuy?

Registering is quick and easy. You can register with your Facebook account or with your email account.

To register with your Facebook account, click the Facebook Connect button at the top right of the home page.

If you'd prefer to register with your email account, click Register at the top of the home page. You'll be taken to the login/registration page. Click Create an Account on the right side of the page.

Now, whichever method you used to register, you'll be at the new user registration page. Follow these steps to complete your registration.

  1. Choose your account type, whether you prefer to be a Private User or a Business User. If you choose to register as a Private User, you can upgrade to Business User at any time.
  2. Choose a username. Be sure to use only letters and numbers
  3. Enter your email address. MrBuyGuy will automatically send an email to this address to make sure it's valid.
  4. Enter a password. For your safety, enter a strong password. The percentage bar will tell you how strong your password is. You'll have to type your password a second time to confirm it.
  5. If you have a coupon code, enter it.
  6. Tick Subscribe if you'd like to receive newsletters from MrBuyGuy and find out about terrific bargains.
  7. Click Create My Account. Note that by creating an account with MrBuyGuy, you agree to our terms of use, privacy policy and cookie policy.

Now it's time to complete your registration.

If you have registered as a Private User

  1. Choose your gender from the dropdown box.
  2. Enter your name and address in the boxes provided.
  3. Enter your phone number. You can enter an additional mobile number if you like.
  4. Use the dropdown boxes to enter your date of birth. You must be at least 18 years old to complete your registration.
  5. Pick a security question from the dropdown box and answer it.
  6. If you have a PayPal address you can enter it. You can use PayPal when you engage in transactions with other MrBuyGuy.com members.
  7. Click on Complete My Account.
  8. Now you must validate your email address. Check your email inbox for an email from MrBuyGuy. To activate your account, click on the link in the email

If you have registered as a Business User

  1. Choose a club membership. You can choose a free basic membership or one of several premium memberships. A premium membership comes with a 30 day free trail.  Be sure to read the features of each membership plan carefully before you make your decision.
  2. If you have a promo or voucher code or a gift card number, enter it in the space provided.
  3. Click Subscribe Now. 
  4. If you have chosen a free basic membership, you will be taken you your account settings page. If you have chosen a premium membership, you will be redirected to PayPal, where you can set up montly payments.

 

I am a personal user, how do fees work on MrBuyGuy?

 As a personal user your fees are paid on a pre - pay  basis.  Simply login to MrBuyGuy and click on the List Item at the top of the page and go through the selling steps to list your auction.  On the confirmation page, your fees will be calculated and you will be taken to a payment page where you can select a payment method to pay for your auction fees.  There is a minimum auction fee purchase of 5 pounds.  Alternatively if you would like to purchase fees outside the auction process you can do this by logging in to MrBuyGuy pressing on My Account the top of the page, then clicking  Credits and Payments. You can then pre-purchase credit.