E-bay complaints: was Re: "Response" from seller with the "Apple-1"
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Mon Jul 4 12:03:47 CDT 2005
At 12:31 PM 7/4/05 -0400, you wrote:
>if you would set the starting price to what you wanted instead of trying to
>save money on listing fees, then you would not have to play games.
What does the starting price have to do with people bidding at the last
minute?? I don't see any connection.
I always start my auctions cheap. First I don't see any reason to enrich
E-bay any more than necessary but also I frequently don't know the value of
an item and it's simple to start it cheap and let the market place set the
price. I've used E-bay for almost ten years and I've watched the prices of
certain items closely and I've frequently found tht people will not bid on
items that start high even though the same item will bring more than the
same high starting price when started at a lower price and allowed to
>decided to make life more difficult for you on eBay. It is not the late
>bidders or eBay that has the problem.
It IS the late bidding that was the problem in this case!!!! He waited
too long and forgot to bid! Explain how the starting price had any bearing
on that if you can.
>I have gone on eBay, done a new type of search, found and then bid on items
>that were down to their last minutes. You technique keeps people from
>finding the item at the last minute.
You said "done a new type of search,". If you had done the same search
earlier you would have found exactly the same items!
>At 12:04 PM 07/04/2005, you wrote:
>>One problem.....I have gotten so irritated by last minute bids....
>>when after all I paid for 7 days of bids....that I now pull any item
>>that does NOT have a bid at 6 Hours before the end (that misses you).
>>I will also sometimes up the ante rather than pull the item, sometimes
>>by 5X. This is to discourage last minute bidders. This really works
>>if you put the bidders on notice in your description that you plan on
>>doing this. They, then, will decide wheather to "S*** or get off the
>>pot" as we used to say at the poker table in the old days.
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