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Author:  brianu [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:20 am ]
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colmike1 wrote:
When I was looking at it it had a minimum bid of 175, but not a Buy It Now. It also had the best offer option, so I sent in my offer. Just a squirrely listing that just didn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense.


Strange, is that new? I’ve never seen a standard auction with a best offer option but no buy it now.

Author:  HisMastersVoice [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:37 am ]
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brianu wrote:
colmike1 wrote:
When I was looking at it it had a minimum bid of 175, but not a Buy It Now. It also had the best offer option, so I sent in my offer. Just a squirrely listing that just didn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense.


Strange, is that new? I’ve never seen a standard auction with a best offer option but no buy it now.


There’s no such thing. The seller probably changed it to BIN so someone could buy it immediately.

Author:  Hailey [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Good project if you live in NJ...

Simply go to Union, or Stanton's...that way you don't have to put up with the horse s%*t that comes with ePlay.

Author:  soundgen [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:21 am ]
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HisMastersVoice wrote:
brianu wrote:
colmike1 wrote:
When I was looking at it it had a minimum bid of 175, but not a Buy It Now. It also had the best offer option, so I sent in my offer. Just a squirrely listing that just didn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense.


Strange, is that new? I’ve never seen a standard auction with a best offer option but no buy it now.


There’s no such thing. The seller probably changed it to BIN so someone could buy it immediately.


Definitely had a make a bid of $175 and a Best Offer button , BUT as you say you can't do this so how was it done ? I often list items with a bid start and a BIN and would also like a Best offer button but it can't be done

Author:  gramophone-georg [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:52 pm ]
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soundgen wrote:

Definitely had a make a bid of $175 and a Best Offer button , BUT as you say you can't do this so how was it done ? I often list items with a bid start and a BIN and would also like a Best offer button but it can't be done


eBay has a new policy of sticking "best offer" on items that they feel have been available with no action too long. They started off sticking it on auctions, too, after about 3 days with no bids, but then reports of them doing that fell off over the holiday period.

eBay never met a bad idea they'd give up on, though, so it's quite possible that this little "feature" is back.

By the way, they modified their user agreement to allow themselves to do this with no input from the actual owner of the inventory.

It wouldn't surprise me if that's what happened here.

Author:  studebakerphonos [ Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Good project if you live in NJ...

I just listed several dishwaher parts.

All Buy it Now or Best Offer.

Apparently I missed one and only made Buy it now.......

Ebay sent me this message:" We’ve allowed buyers to make offers on 1 of your items...Your item has been listed for more than a week, but views are low compared to other similar listings. The price may be too high. Letting buyers make offers will increase your chance of selling."

I was floored!!!





HisMastersVoice wrote:
gramophone-georg wrote:
This seems to be the latest rip eBay is on. In fact, if your item is up for as little as a week eBay will sometimes jump in and stick a "best offer feature" on it for you- unannounced, which is angering a lot of sellers because they aren't informed that eBay did that and they think people are being bottomfeeders.


I've not heard of this, have you personally had this happen? As an active eBay seller I've never had this happen in my 18 years of using it.

Don't get me wrong, eBay does plenty of things that I could rant about. Like charging final value fees on shipping money now (though we can blame the people who charge $40 to ship a "$1" item for that.)

Author:  gramophone-georg [ Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Good project if you live in NJ...

studebakerphonos wrote:
I just listed several dishwaher parts.

All Buy it Now or Best Offer.

Apparently I missed one and only made Buy it now.......

Ebay sent me this message:" We’ve allowed buyers to make offers on 1 of your items...Your item has been listed for more than a week, but views are low compared to other similar listings. The price may be too high. Letting buyers make offers will increase your chance of selling."

I was floored!!!





HisMastersVoice wrote:
gramophone-georg wrote:
This seems to be the latest rip eBay is on. In fact, if your item is up for as little as a week eBay will sometimes jump in and stick a "best offer feature" on it for you- unannounced, which is angering a lot of sellers because they aren't informed that eBay did that and they think people are being bottomfeeders.


I've not heard of this, have you personally had this happen? As an active eBay seller I've never had this happen in my 18 years of using it.

Don't get me wrong, eBay does plenty of things that I could rant about. Like charging final value fees on shipping money now (though we can blame the people who charge $40 to ship a "$1" item for that.)


I just saw several auctions with "Best Offer" attached. It appears eBay is doubling down on this latest lunacy, and these ARE getting added without sellers being consulted.

I've never seen such arrogant incompetence.

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