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Help me understand bidding please!

(25 Posts)
Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 09:58:19

So I put on an item for £12. It's sold for £16. But only one person bid. So why do they get to pay more when they didn't have to compete against anyone? Confused. Thanks.

TheTerribleBaroness Tue 13-May-14 09:59:46

Um. I'm confused too!

LavenderGreen14 Tue 13-May-14 10:13:10

how many bids were there - someone else must have bid them up to that amount?

DotToDott Tue 13-May-14 10:15:28

Possibly they upped their bid in the last few minutes of the auction to ensure they won? sometimes i go in with a low bid and then increase it at the very end incase another bidder is waiting to outbid me in the last few minutes.

LavenderGreen14 Tue 13-May-14 10:24:53

but putting an extra bid in won't increase the price unless someone else bids them up to the £16.

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 10:27:51

Confused. When I look at the item description it says 1 bidder? Should I be looking somewhere else?

LavenderGreen14 Tue 13-May-14 10:32:07

click on the bid history - what is the item number?

DotToDott Tue 13-May-14 10:40:01

of course Lavender, you are right!

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 10:55:19

Is bid history the same as the bidding summary? That's all I can find. Novice.

LavenderGreen14 Tue 13-May-14 11:21:37

yes - how many bids are there?

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 11:29:47

Just the one bid. Bids 1. Bidders 1. Start price £12. Finishing £16.80.

LavenderGreen14 Tue 13-May-14 11:34:57

was the postage £4.80?

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 13-May-14 11:38:20

Either £16.80 is the total including P&P or you had 2 bidders.

I have been on eBay for years (Business Seller), and can't think of any other explanations confused.

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 11:53:11

No. Postage is separate. So I'm being thick here. It's for a gro clock if you can find it. Better not give my name.

MrsCakesPremonition Tue 13-May-14 12:04:42

The only gro-clock that sold for £16.80 was sold in April and had over 20 bids - so probably not yours.

Percephone Tue 13-May-14 12:04:59

Did they buy it on a 'buy it now'?

Percephone Tue 13-May-14 12:05:47

Oh sorry just realised you are the seller, so you would know that. No idea in that case!

LavenderGreen14 Tue 13-May-14 12:10:30

how much is postage?

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 12:27:58

Sold for 16.80 today. Postage 2.98. Paypal has both. So definitely paid £16.80!!!! What am I missing!! Would put on my sellers name but then my address is there!!

LavenderGreen14 Tue 13-May-14 12:54:42

what is the item title - I cannot find a gro clock which sold today?

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 13:17:05

Title is Brand New Gro Clock. Got a feeling I'm being thick : /

MrsCakesPremonition Tue 13-May-14 13:25:30

OK - found you....

The item was bought as a "Buy it now" item.

Here's a pic - with the "Buy it now" clearly shown.

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 13:40:23

I really don't remember putting a BIN price on!! And I'm not sure why they stated 1 bid. No mention of buy it now on my summary. Thanks so much!! Still confused but you're right.

MrsCakesPremonition Tue 13-May-14 13:41:36

In the case of a BIN, the bid simply refers to the BIN bid put in by the purchaser. It doesn't imply an auction bid.

Timetogetserious Tue 13-May-14 14:21:57

Thank you. I'm on a learning curve. Loving it though. And you have all been so great from the beginning!!!

Now I just need to find boxes!!! Tried supermarkets, free cycling - nothing. And they are pricey on ebay!! Have totally run out now so can only sell non-crushable, non-breakable things in bags!!!!

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