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Ending auctions early

(11 Posts)
Gorja Thu 21-Mar-13 17:01:49

Aargh why do people do this?

Twice this week I have been watching items with a 99p start and no reserve.

Both have been pulled in the last three hours or so, obviously because the sellers don't want to sell for a low price.

Why not start the auction at a price you want or put a bloody reserve on them. Stop wasting my time watching your items.

I hate time wasting sellers, one item I had even bid on so according to ebay I have won the auction but the seller is refusing to sell it to me.

And breath....

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Thu 21-Mar-13 19:22:19

It costs to put on a reserve.

sarahtigh Sat 23-Mar-13 11:15:43

the lowest reserve you can have is £50

people should start at the lowest price they are prepared to take I assume if you list at 99p you will sell for 99p is you want £4.99 either list at 4.99 and pay the 15p listing fee or wait until free listing weekend and start at 4.99

LittleFrieda Sat 23-Mar-13 11:21:09

Why don't you bid at 99p then?

Gorja Sat 23-Mar-13 17:36:48

I did bid at 99p, but both listings were ended early and the seller refused to sell for my 99p bid!

fergoose Sat 23-Mar-13 17:48:03

so they didn't end early, the auction finished with you winning the item for 99p?

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sat 23-Mar-13 17:59:55

You can end early even with bids the seller doesn't have to sell.

KelleStar Sat 23-Mar-13 18:12:40

Had lots of this, this week. eBay send me an e-mail about cancelling my bid and then the auction is ended. There isn't a way to say that I didn't want to cancel my bid in the first place, I'd put a reasonable bid in, incase it went higher, but day before they pulled the listing. Haven't relisted yet, but expect to see it come back with a higher starting bid.

fergoose Sat 23-Mar-13 18:13:55

yes I know that you can end early, Gorja is saying the seller refused to sell at their 99p bid which made me think the auction ended normally.

Gorja Sat 23-Mar-13 19:37:34

No the auction ended early despite my bid. I then get an email from ebay saying I have won the auction, and when I go to my ebay it says I am the winning bidder.

The item has been relished with same start price now but still no reserve.

fergoose Sat 23-Mar-13 19:40:32

so you can report as a non performing seller and leave feedback?

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