I had a buyer back in summer who took about a week to pay, and another around the same time who took four days. When we know we’ve sold something, we’re hyper-sensitive to how much time is passing, I think! Two days seems like forever. But if you’re dealing with a stressful job, a sick relative or pet, or some other distraction, two days is nothing! We don’t know what’s going on in their lives, so the best thing is to remain patient and stay positive.
I give it four or five days, usually. If the buyer hasn’t paid by then, I send a polite email reminding them that they’ve won the auction and they need to visit DPW to pay. I’ve never had to go further than that- so far, all my bidders have paid. Once the money’s in my account, I send the painting, and email them to thank them for their purchase / let them know the parcel’s tracking information. I very rarely get any emails from buyers at any stage of the process- maybe one in fifteen acknowledges my email? I don’t take it personally.
I like the auction format myself. I set the auction to relist 3 times, then switch to Buy it Now. I’ve sold most through auctions, but occasionally someone buys an older piece through Buy it Now.
I hope your bidder pays up soon!