Originally Posted by Optherion
I think you are incorrect.
"All bids made in the Real Estate and eBay Motors vehicles categories are considered non-binding. In most cases, a bid on eBay is a legally binding contract between the buyer and the seller. Due to state laws and the complexities of real estate and vehicle transactions, bids in those categories are non-binding. While eBay can't guarantee the completion of the sale or require members to complete a sale when a listing isn't binding, our rules require sellers and buyers to follow through with the sale in good faith. "
Partisan to bidder and sellers. They dont have to sell you the car even if you win. Take it up with law makers and ebay policy. You guys can be in denial all you want. Whats morally right and wrong can not be considered. For example. You are not forced to buy the car if you find out it wont smog in California, and the seller is never forced to sell you the vehicle at their own reservation.
Oh and did you go to law school too
So back on topic, the 2nd poster in this thread is spot on correct. You unfortunately have no recourse.
I may be wrong, but I do not believe that eBay's rules can outweigh those of the state of Texas:
(c) Such a sale is with reserve unless the goods are in
explicit terms put up without reserve. In an auction with reserve
the auctioneer may withdraw the goods at any time until he announces
completion of the sale. In an auction without reserve, after the
auctioneer calls for bids on an article or lot, that article or lot
cannot be withdrawn unless no bid is made within a reasonable time.
In either case a bidder may retract his bid until the auctioneer's
announcement of completion of the sale, but a bidder's retraction
does not revive any previous bid.