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Can seller reduce price once I buy it now?

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geordieminx Mon 08-Jun-09 17:26:33

I' after a laptop - seen a good one buy it now £450 - I only want to pay £400 - I have emailed the seller, but unfortunately he already has a bidder on it (1p), so he cant revise the listing, although he has informed me the reserve is £400. Thing is it still has 6 days to run, but I need to buy befire tomorrow as I have a voucher that expires.

So if I clicked on buy it now, £450, can i wait for him to invoice at £400 or is it dodgy/break rules?


cuppachar Mon 08-Jun-09 18:34:17

If you click BIN at £450 he could then hold you to the £450 so I wouldn't do it if I were you. If he agrees to £400 he could cancel the one bid he has, end the auction early, relist with a £400 BIN and you could buy it.

PerfectPrefect Mon 08-Jun-09 18:39:59

Contact him and agree to pay £400 (if he is OK with that)

bid £400. It will show as a £400 and doen't need to be counter bid to show as £400 due to the reserve.

Ask the seller to "end the auction early and sell to the highest bidder".


cuppachar Mon 08-Jun-09 18:50:34

Much better solution than mine! blush

Obviously the only risk is that you're relying on him to keep to his word and end the auction early once you've bid.

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