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Items going for more than I think they are worth and I feel really guilty!

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30ish Fri 10-May-13 18:40:27

I have a few items on eBay that are due to end later tonight. I feel incredibly guilty because some buyers are willing to pay more for them than I think they are worth! For example a baby monitor. We've had it three years and although its in very good condition I really don't think it's worth the money bid ifyswim? I'm thinking of popping a cheque in the package to make up for it. What do you think? Feel incredibly guilty.

breatheslowly Fri 10-May-13 18:46:45

On eBay you win some and lose some, don't stress it. A secondhand baby monitor will be fine and the rechargeable batteries can be replaced if they don't hold much charge. I think there are people out there who don't shop around and assume that eBay is always cheapest. Remember, that to bid that high, others were willing to bid nearly as much.

fergoose Fri 10-May-13 18:47:24

I think you are completely daft! That is the whole point of ebay - people bid what they want to pay. Don't you dare give them a cheque.

Incidentally if you were refunding it would need to be paypal via the original payment, not by cheque - but that is irrelevant anyway.

MrsLettuce Fri 10-May-13 18:48:20

yy. An item is worth what someone is willing to pay, end of.

As long as your photos and descriptions aren't misleading you've nowt to feel guilty about.

30ish Fri 10-May-13 18:48:42

Thanks. I'm a newbie to the whole ebay thing and worry that they won't be happy with their purchase.

rubylovescheese Wed 15-May-13 22:19:17

in which case they'll soon let you know!

MrsBertMacklin Thu 16-May-13 10:26:01

Wouldn't worry about it. I put a limited edition CD on EB a couple of years ago (which wasn't that limited really, just record company marketing). It ended up going for over £200, I was over the moon. You can still buy it for £11 online, I think people just fell for the limited edition guff.

Laska42 Thu 16-May-13 10:36:24

I agree with you, i've ended auctions early and sold to the bidder.. I've got brilliant feedback on ebay and I'm happy to let things go for a fair price. I think Its important to be a good seller especially if you want good feed back to give people confidence in you and to carry on selling afterwards

Not everyone will agree with me , but I'm not being 'higher than thou 'or sanctimonious here... if people bid too much it is their own fault and yes it goes for what it goes. But sometimes im surprised at how much people pay, but ill only end early if I think its going ridiculous

But I think you Just do what your conscience says and what makes you comfortable. . I once sold a dress where the buyer paid too much and refunded her some of it to her. she was happy with that and so was I .

Tryharder Thu 16-May-13 14:52:05

You will remember this thread OP, when you sell stuff that's worth about £100 for 99p. It swings both ways.

Ironically, whenever I sell something mediocre for a high price, the seller is always really happy. When I sell a designer BNWT dress worth £120 for 99p, you can almost guarantee that there will be some complaint.

Swings and roundabouts.

30ish Sun 19-May-13 13:25:40

Thank you for all your comments! I've received positive feedback for the items I sold so they're obviously happy and so am I! One item I sold for far more than amazon are currently selling it for!

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