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How does the second chance offer work?

(9 Posts)
dizzymare Sun 26-Jul-09 10:43:21

I've got 5 items which say I can offer a second chance offer on, trouble is I've not a clue what that means hmm

Can someone explain it to me in plain english please blush

JigglyPiggy Sun 26-Jul-09 10:52:08

Have any of your items not been paid for by the original buyers? I think if that happens you can offer it to the next highest bidder.

I have never done it (yet) but I did have a seller send me a second chance offer years ago and that was due to the winning bidder not bothering to pay and collect.

dizzymare Sun 26-Jul-09 10:59:54

There's only one thing left unpaid for at the moment, but I thought they had 7 days to pay? So, basically what this means is, if they don't pay within the 7 days I can offer to someone else yes?? It seems kind of odd, to put a second chance offer on it when it only finished yesterday hmm

JigglyPiggy Sun 26-Jul-09 11:04:29

I have just had a look at my ebay page and I have lots of eligible for 2nd chance offers items. I think its just an automatic prompt when you sell an item thats had multiple bidders.

I will see if leaving feedback for the buyers will start reducing the number of items eligible for 2nd chance offers as then the sale will be complete iyswim?

dizzymare Sun 26-Jul-09 11:08:01

I left feedback already, and it's still saying I can do a second chanceshock It seems really unethical to meblush, kind of like being gazumped?

JigglyPiggy Sun 26-Jul-09 11:11:18

thats really odd then as how can you offer it again if you have sent the item and left feedback? Have the buyers left feedback?

I am so confused with ebay these days as you can't leave bad FB as a seller now so is there any point in waiting until the buyer leaves FB before you do?? (sorry i know thats off topic!)

dizzymare Sun 26-Jul-09 11:16:58

No they haven't left feedback yet, I've not sent the stuff out. Now I'm even more confusedblush, so maybe I'll just ignore the second chance thing then, rather than stuff it up and piss people off blush

caykon Sun 26-Jul-09 12:01:09

It is also for people that may have more than 1 of the same item, saves doing a lsiting you can offer it to the next highest bidder.

Pingpong Sun 26-Jul-09 13:47:27

yes agree with caykon I am a business seller and sell the same item over and over. If the auction has reached a good price I might choose to send out a couple of second chance offers as I have duplicates.
A lot of people seem very suspicious of them. I don't get much take up TBH.
Just ignore the 'second chance offer' dizzymare unless you have a duplicate or the buyer contacts you and backs out of the deal.

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