How long after a sale of an item, do I have to hold it?

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How long after a sale of an item, do I have to hold it?

I sold a bicycle online and have been paid but the buyer has not picked it up. It was sold “as is” no refunds. His shipper will pick it up; no one has picked it up yet.

Asked on April 5, 2012 under Business Law, Arizona

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I would send the buyer of the bicycle that you have written about a note about the need to pick it up on 10 days or you would start charging a per diem storage fee for the item. Keep a copy of the letter for future use and need.

Be careful about online scams. Even though payment has been made, make sure you were not offered more than what you wanted for the item and that you were not requested to send any extra money paid you by Western Union. Such example is a standard scam by people online who lack morals.


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