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Trying to decide if this is dodgy or not?

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ihearttc Tue 28-Jun-11 09:36:11

Have had an item in my watch list for a couple of days...trying to work out if I was going to purchase it or not (it was quite a lot of money so obviously needed to work out if I could afford it). Yesterday I went on to purchase it,checked item again and then went to look at something else I would need to go with it and then went to purchase it only to find that the actual listing in my watch list had changed to a completely different item.

I contacted seller asking if they realised and they replied that yes it'd been sold on e-bay 10 mins ago and when it'd been sold they'd revised the listing to the new thing.

Surely thats impossible to do because the item numbers will be the same but for 2 completely different items which have nothing to do with one another...the thing I wanted was a pushchair and they've changed it to a sofa!

I know there is nothing I can do but am just a bit annoyed...with myself mainly for not buying the damn thing earlier lol!

It just seems a very odd thing to do!

aswellasyou Tue 28-Jun-11 09:50:45

They might have been offered a price by a buyer who agreed to go and collect it and pay cash. That way, they don't pay eBay fees. Then they've used the listing to miss out paying listing fees for their sofa. They'll probably try to do the same thing with the sofa if someone offers them a decent price.

fergoose Tue 28-Jun-11 10:48:57

If they have amended the listing won't the new item be in the wrong category

Sounds very odd, and I guess they are trying to avoid fees but if item is in wrong category now surely most buyers won't find it?

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