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AIBU to send this email to this seller?!

(6 Posts)
DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 24-Sep-08 16:39:03

Theres an item on ebay thats £65 to buy new.

Hers is used, and has a start price of 99p with no reserve or no 'buy it now'

Just a 99p start.

I emailed her and asked if she would take £45 for it posted ... or if she would take £40 and ill send a courrier to collect it.

She sent back an email saying something along the lines of ...

'No, it cost £65, its only been used twice, i wont take a penny less than £50 for it. If I don't get £50 I just wont sell it'

hmm

so I sent back ...

Hello,
You have to sell it if someone wins it on ebay for less than £50.

its started at 99p, what if the winnining bid is less than £50?

You cant just say 'youre not having it'

Im not having a go, i just think that someone will be very upset if there winning bid id say £40 and then you dont send it!

you should do a buy it now of £50 if thats the least you are willing to take rather than auctioning it starting at 99p!

______________________________________

Should I have don that?!

It just annoys me to think that someone might win it then she wont send it... if she want £50 she should set up her auction differently!

She has over 130 feed back, so not a newbie!

Flibbertyjibbet Wed 24-Sep-08 16:45:31

I'd just leave it. She probably won't pay any attention anyway. Anything worth a bit of money, with a 99p start, will attract a LOT of attention. If I'd watched similar to see what they go for and they go for more than £50, then I'd have probably started it at 99p too.
Its what experience auctioneers do. Low start = more interest = more bids = higher end price.
I always turn down buy it now prices because stuff always goes for more in the end than the buy it now-er was hoping to get it for.

Sounds like you are just annoyed that she would not let you have it on a buy it now for less than she thinks it will go for.

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 24-Sep-08 16:46:59

Im not annoyed, its 2nd hand,

why ould anyone pay £50 plus £7 postage for an item thats £65 in shops?

Or £60 in online shops with free p&p!

wheresthehamster Wed 24-Sep-08 16:50:35

Often winning bids don't make the reserve price. I'm assuming she has put a reserve price of £50 on it but no one will know that until the auction has ended.

I'm not sure where the winning bidder stands if she decides not to send it and she hasn't put a reserve price on it

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 24-Sep-08 16:54:54

nope, no reserve.

just 99p start!

MerkinFitter Wed 24-Sep-08 17:31:58

She should have put a reserve on it! shes obvioulsy TSFE lol. I can see a neg coming her way very soon

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