Wes and Greg,
I never said that Ray couldn't end his auction early! That's his right! As I said, with a few exceptions, we all know why it's done. To avoid paying fees!
Wes, I never said he was breaking any Ebay rules.It only has to do with why the auction was ended early. Wes, I'm sorry, but I don't have a clue what you mean by "if it's so important for you to get the item and probably CHEAP? It's probably not a GOOD DEAL for the Seller? Why is seller listing it in the first place if he doesn't want to sell it? What's cheap got to do with anything for the seller or the buyer? As I said earlier, as a seller if you want to protect your investment and are not willing to let it go for whatever the ending bid may be, put a reserve on it! As for "if it's important for me to get the item, if it's something I want bad enough,I'm going to place a silly bid on it to assure I get it and then I feel good because I got it for less than I was willing to pay. If I DO get it cheap, it's because no one else bid on it and the buyer didn't put a reserve on it by his own choosing. Ebay is an auction service with fees associated with utilizing their services. They are not a DEAL service. Do buyers end up getting deals at auctions sometimes? Absolutely! That's part of an auction.
Greg,Thanks for clarifying what happened, but I don't think that the first auction had anything to do with the second
auction. After the fact?? Yes they were Ray's items and yes per Ebay rules he could end the auction early which he did. What's with "following all the rules" on the first auction? How many are there with a buy it now? Commit to the BIN and pay! What fees did you have to pay? Any way you slice it or dice it, the auction was ended to avoid paying the fees that Ebay was due whether by his choice,or if you "as a friend didn't think he should." In other words you thought it was okay to withhold the fees Ebay was due. Wait, didn't you say "shouldn't fault Ray for WANTING to save a few bucks considering what they sold for?" I thought you said he was "willing to pay the fees." I think it does have to do with right and wrong and how people can always find a way to justify things. No,I probably shouldn't have turned this into a debate about right or wrong and Ebay fees but I done let da horse outta da barn. End of story. Pat.
[This message has been edited by puregas (edited 12-13-2008).]