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Just won a bike on Ebay but description says reserve of £90.

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Tortoise Tue 14-Jun-11 11:38:59

It seems they didn't actually put a reserve on the listing and i have won it it for £70. But it the description it says reserve of £90.
Does this mean they can refuse to sell it to me? (Collection only)

ASecretLemonadeDrinker Tue 14-Jun-11 11:39:50

They probably lowered the reserve but didn't update listing.

Tortoise Tue 14-Jun-11 11:43:18

I bid £55 a few days ago before there were any bids. And there was no 'reserve not met' then either. It's BN which is why they put a reserve. I guess they could have taken it off though.

fergoose Tue 14-Jun-11 12:00:58

they shouldn't refuse to sell it to you but they probably will. Just email and ask when you can collect and see what they say.

I guess they didn't put an actual reserve on to the auction, but stated it in the description only?

If that is the case they have made a mistake and should sell to you at the price you won at. But if they refuse all you can do is report them as a non performing seller. There is nothing you can do to force them to let you have it at that price - but if they refuse you then they will get a strike against them.

Tortoise Tue 14-Jun-11 12:53:21

Collection arranged for Friday. smile

fergoose Tue 14-Jun-11 13:00:58

excellent - I guess the seller didn't understand what reserve meant then?

Tortoise Tue 14-Jun-11 13:06:19

I don't know. I daren't mention it lol! They said got a bargain though. grin Was £180 new and it has never been used.

fergoose Tue 14-Jun-11 13:11:11

excellent - love a bargain. well done. I agree keep schtum smile

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