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Old 07 September 2012, 10:57   #21
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I never put a reserve on ( when I used to sell) , just made the starting bid the absolute minimum I was happy to accept for something and let things go from there.

If it sold for just one bid I was happy, if it sold for more I was extra happy.
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Old 07 September 2012, 14:04   #22
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I never put a reserve on ( when I used to sell) , just made the starting bid the absolute minimum I was happy to accept for something and let things go from there.

If it sold for just one bid I was happy, if it sold for more I was extra happy.
That's the way I list stuff but i chuck an extra couple of quid for eBay and PayPal.

When buying il enter the max I'm willing to pay then check back when it's done, if I win I'm happy, if I lose I haven't lost.
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Old 07 September 2012, 14:18   #23
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I never put a reserve on ( when I used to sell) , just made the starting bid the absolute minimum I was happy to accept for something and let things go from there.

If it sold for just one bid I was happy, if it sold for more I was extra happy.
Same here, thats what I do also. For odd stuf somethimes make a "market check" with a reserv but typically not.
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Old 07 September 2012, 15:36   #24
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If you want to take your chance on grabbing a bargan then good luck to you but don't get upset when somebody gets out of there chair and goes and does a deal.
Maybe I'm missing the point,... why would you do a deal rather than let the auction run. The guy doing the deal to end the auction early is doing so because he's worried the auction will run over what he's prepared to pay which means you could sell it for more.
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Old 07 September 2012, 15:49   #25
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Its an auction, it goes to the highest bidder at the end. If you don't want to sell that way use a different format. If you don't want to use ebay's services to advertise to a UK (or world) wide audience then you don't have to - if they are the "best" that is available then pay for the service they provide and don't complain if they change the rules to stop people 'fee dodging'.

Did you actually read my post? I want an apology please!
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Old 07 September 2012, 16:07   #26
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Maybe I'm missing the point,... why would you do a deal rather than let the auction run. The guy doing the deal to end the auction early is doing so because he's worried the auction will run over what he's prepared to pay which means you could sell it for more.
A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.

Unfortunately eBay is full of non-payers and Messerís who never turn up or make contact after the auction ends!

If someone turns up with the cash and is prepared to pay what I consider is the right price for something, Iím not going to turn him away
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Old 07 September 2012, 16:10   #27
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I echo PeterM's ideology on this, i used to sell stuff quite a bit but over the last few years it has become so tedious (not to mention expensive).

A few months ago i listed one of our vans for auction,, started the 10 day auction off at £1 and within 12 hours the bidding had risen to £1830. The problem was that my messages inbox imediately filled up with at least a dozen questions all asking the same thing "How much for cash mate?".... "Mate"????....

One really astute ebayer was even generous enough to offer me £2000 for a quick sale...even though the bidding had already reached £1830 after only 12 hours in a 10day auction ...his offer was (not so) politely declined.... Fecking re-tread...

I suppose at least this new ruling would discourage that kind of anoying questioning but to be honest i've resigned myself to no longer sell things on ebay, just to much hassle.

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Old 07 September 2012, 16:14   #28
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To be honest guys, I try to sell on here first even if its not rib related, at least that way I don't have to pay ebay or paypal.

If it doesn't sell on here then it goes to another forum or ebay etc.

However if I put it on for 99p then all I get is loads of messages saying what's the buy it now price or can we do cash to save your ebay fees
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The problem is that their fees are so high now that more people are doing deals, can't blame the 10% is taking the piss considering they also charge a listing fee.
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Old 07 September 2012, 17:07   #30
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The problem is that they do so many auctions and charge so much, so you are right, if the fees were not so high then no one would end the auction?
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