eBay novice here and confused....selling a sofa, no bids as yet but there are watchers..now some guy has emailed asking to buy it and collect it this week. We are happy with the price he has offered and want it gone soon, so what are our options?
Can I put a buy it now price on it retrospectively? Should I close the sale and deal with him separately?
Most people would deal with him separately. You are best to send him your mobile number & go from there, don't leave a trail of messages on Ebay about your plans (what you're planning is against the rules).
You can end an auction early. Look up on ebay help section.
He obviously doesn't want to enter into a bidding battle for it. However, from your point of view, you could tell him he should bid like anyone else, and take his chances. His bid may make others bid, and you may get more for it. Alternatively, he could wait until the auction is over and offer then.
I don't know if you can add a buy it now retrospectively.