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#516322 - Mon Feb 24 2014 04:47 PM E bay ending auction early .
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
I dont sell much on e bay , but have that ice cream sign on there right now .I have had some e mails asking what I would take for a sign and end the auction. I replied I appreciate your interest but I will not, and want to continue auction to be fair. If you step out and end the auction , you are not protected correct ? , so why take the chance . And it seems that is unfair to others ? I almost didn't ask such a silly question but , someone educate me ? Why take the risk even as a buyer ?
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#516325 - Mon Feb 24 2014 05:01 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: 47reo-travis]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
If one pays through Paypal, one is covered... I have asked Sellers if they would consider ending an Auction early?... Some have done so, others have not... I have won some of the Auctions that went to completion and lost others...

Personally, I will not contact a Seller if there are any bids on the item(s)... But, not everyone feels that way... And I have been the high bidder on item(s) where a Seller has received an offer they could not turn down. And they ended the Auction, early...

When I ask the Seller to end an Auction early... I make sure that the Seller, changes the Auction to a BIN and then work to ensure, I am the first bidder... This has not always worked... LOL
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#516328 - Mon Feb 24 2014 05:04 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: Bob Richards]
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Registered: Mon Aug 19 2013
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards

Personally, I will not contact a Seller if there are any bids on the item(s)... But, not everyone feels that way... And I have been the high bidder on item(s) where a Seller has received an offer they could not turn down. And they ended the Auction, early...

When I ask the Seller to end an Auction early... I make sure that the Seller, changes the Auction to a BIN and then work to ensure, I am the first bidder.




That's what I do as well never had a problem.
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#516329 - Mon Feb 24 2014 05:07 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: Bob Richards]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Thanks Bob , I know its a dumb question , I just wondered if it was wrong to do so , I am not ending ,but just wondered If it was wrong . Maybe I need to go back and read e bay policies , but sometimes you guys can explain things to me better, like you did . Thank you.
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#516333 - Mon Feb 24 2014 05:19 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: 47reo-travis]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
The only dumb question, is the one that is not asked....

As to it being "Right or Wrong" to end an Auction, early? I believe that is up to the individual Seller and potential Buyer.

I've never had a Seller, berate me for asking the question... Even those that are against the action have been polite in their answers declining my inquiries....

Some on Oldgas, have a problem with those that ask if an Auction can be ended early?... Others like myself, feel that it is okay...

As, I said. I won't contact a Seller if an item has a bid... Others don't feel that way...

I can say, that I am able to sleep okay, with my decisions on this subject... LOL
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#516357 - Mon Feb 24 2014 06:04 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: Bob Richards]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
In ebays infancy,I imagine nearly every auction had a buyer that asked a seller to end the auction & sell it them privately.
The majority of sellers did it & were elated to make a sale.
While those same savvy buyers on the other hand,did it because they knew darn well where people were who would pay them much more for it later on.
Or they just wanted to acquire the item for themselves at a price they could afford before so & so woke up the next morning and saw the auction.

Today,I honestly believe the % of ebay auctions ended early do to buyers asking the seller to do so is extremely low.
Sellers finally figured out that by letting the auction run it's course,they would be better ahead on all counts.
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#516364 - Mon Feb 24 2014 06:16 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: Bob Richards]
63shelby Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 15 2013
Loc: Yorba Linda, Ca
Having had a item I really wanted snatched out from under me even though I was high bidder I am against ending auctions early. Once you start a auction without a "buy it now" and ESPECIALLY if you have bidders it seems only fair to let the one who wants it most win it. If a seller receives a offer privately he just cant pass up for some reason the very least he/she could do is offer high bidder chance to match offer. Seems silly for a seller to consider it anyways, It's usually a rare or hard to come by item that receives such a offer and those items always have people "sniping" in the end and running price up, most times a seller will leave money on the table by ending early. Just my opinion, did I mention I really wanted item ? LOL
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#516365 - Mon Feb 24 2014 06:24 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: 63shelby]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
once a seller does it more than once in 12-months, ebay charges them a final value fee each time they end the auction early.

So... here is the best way to keep sellers from doing that... dont leave everything to the snipe!

Example: You want to bid on a sign that you are willing to pay $1200 for. As soon as you decide this, go ahead and bid $500 on it, this will get the bid price raised early and punish the seller more for ending early. Then place your realistic bid as the snipe bid.
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#516366 - Mon Feb 24 2014 06:24 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: 63shelby]
danlap99 Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 21 2002
Loc: Easley,SC USA
I totally agree with Pete and I think Pete and I were bidding on that same rare sign

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#516390 - Mon Feb 24 2014 07:35 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: danlap99]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Most all that end their auctions early are doing it for the sole purpose of avoiding paying a commission. They are not ending it to "help" the buyer.
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#516392 - Mon Feb 24 2014 07:37 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: 47reo-travis]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Originally Posted By: 47reotravis
Thanks Bob , I know its a dumb question , I just wondered if it was wrong to do so , I am not ending ,but just wondered If it was wrong . Maybe I need to go back and read e bay policies , but sometimes you guys can explain things to me better, like you did . Thank you.

MOST of our reply's are done in Fewer Words so as not to Clutter the Simple Minds of members! laugh

IMO, A few reasons buyers ask you to End an auction early;
*1 They are hoping to get it Cheaper than what it Might sell for.
*2 IF they can get it for their offer, they can flip for some easy $$$.
*3 It's a Gotta Have for their collection.
*3 Their Buddy told them he was going to bid to win on it.
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#516500 - Tue Feb 25 2014 08:43 AM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: Dick Bennett]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett


IMO, A few reasons buyers ask you to End an auction early;
*1 They are hoping to get it Cheaper than what it Might sell for.
*2 IF they can get it for their offer, they can flip for some easy $$$.
*3 It's a Gotta Have for their collection.
*3 Their Buddy told them he was going to bid to win on it.


Im confused, there are two number threes....

You should do it like this.

Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett


IMO, A few reasons buyers ask you to End an auction early;
*64 They are hoping to get it Cheaper than what it Might sell for.
*31 IF they can get it for their offer, they can flip for some easy $$$.
*8 It's a Gotta Have for their collection.
*77 Their Buddy told them he was going to bid to win on it.


Edited by Ryan Underthun (Tue Feb 25 2014 08:44 AM)
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#516510 - Tue Feb 25 2014 09:18 AM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: Ryan Underthun]
wocopep Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Now Dicks post makes perfect sense. Thanks Ryan

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#516542 - Tue Feb 25 2014 11:45 AM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: wocopep]
henlovestoys Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Oh, yes, the #4 above ...

It has happened to me many times. So, I have learned to "Zip my mouth". frown

Hen




Edited by henlovestoys (Tue Feb 25 2014 11:46 AM)

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#516552 - Tue Feb 25 2014 12:39 PM Re: E bay ending auction early . [Re: henlovestoys]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: henlovestoys
Oh, yes, the #4 above ...

It has happened to me many times. So, I have learned to "Zip my mouth". frown

Hen




I was just giving him some grief... I mean after all, he dishes plenty of it out.
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