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#363176 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:04 PM eBay Q?
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
So how does this work?
I bid on it, it still shows a buy it now price but it does not say reserve not met or anything with my bid?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130784592148?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649
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#363182 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:17 PM Re: eBay Q? [Re: Wes Maxwell]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I've had that happen before.

Not sure why it doesn't show a reserve, looks like it was listed with a best offer previously.

You can ask the seller what the reserve is on the piece.
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#363183 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:19 PM Re: eBay Q? [Re: Wes Maxwell]
1937 GMC Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
If you bid more than .99; then there is a reserve on the item; it's just not showing you that.....can't explain why other then a problem with Ebay's site.
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#363244 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:40 PM Re: eBay Q? [Re: 1937 GMC]
DaveWilliams Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2012
Loc: Michigan
That item has no reserve, not sure why you think it ought to. It's a straight auction with a buy-it-now option.

buy it now just gives people the option of buying it outright rather than waiting to see how high it goes, most experienced Ebay sellers do not use this combo, but you do see it quite often on automotive parts because people tend to just want to buy them outright.

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#363245 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:44 PM Re: eBay Q? [Re: 1937 GMC]
Mantiquers Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Mar 19 2012
Loc: New Hampshire
Its called "Longer lasting Buy it now" I know a genius name! haha
I guess ebay is testing new stuff out they say it will make an item go for more money in the end. Only in certain categories though not sure which ones exactly.. Feebay Always out for the buck!
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#363252 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:52 PM Re: eBay Q? [Re: Mantiquers]
Mantiquers Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Mar 19 2012
Loc: New Hampshire
Sorry after reading what i just wrote it kinda may not make sense.
As Dave is saying that its an auction with a BIN option he is correct. Usually though the BIN drops immediately after you bid on the item(makes no sense to start and item at .99 with a BIN @ $100)
Unless of course you get the immediate sale for $100 which rarely happens.

In my experience the best BIN situation is 10%-15% over what you start the item at which actually entices the buyer to BIN without waiting and saving a few bucks.

So with all said and done thats where the "Longer lasting BIN" takes over. The BIN may drop when the bidding gets higher or it may be up there until the end. Ebay is getting weird...
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#363253 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:56 PM Re: eBay Q? [Re: Mantiquers]
Mantiquers Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 19 2012
Loc: New Hampshire
Also Check this out
Ebay may be changing even more in the next year

http://www.ecommercebytes.com/C/blog/blog.pl?%2Fpl%2F2012%2F10%2F1350267935.html
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