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Why's there no Buy it now?

(8 Posts)
mamakim Mon 10-Aug-09 16:15:22

I put a listing up yeasterday with a buy it now price as well as bids. It's not on the listing, but when i go to revise item it's there like it should be on the listing?? Anyone know how i can get it on there?

PfftTheMagicDragon Mon 10-Aug-09 16:18:30

Buy it now option disappears as soon as someone places a bid.

mamakim Mon 10-Aug-09 16:21:38

Does it? i never realised, so someone has now messages me wanting to buy it now, can i do that?

MaDuggar Mon 10-Aug-09 19:06:53

Yes, if you want to annoy your bidders and go against ebay rules. But there isnt anything actually stopping you from doing it.

Oblomov Mon 10-Aug-09 20:23:59

I had this happen to me last month. Didn't realise that a bid in auction negated the buy-it-now function.
I cancelled the auction and relisted it as a buy-it-now. Made me £250. Thus, i think, worth it.

Oblomov Mon 10-Aug-09 20:27:46

I have seen auctions , starting from 0.99p, currently say bid up to £7, and STILL with a buy-it-now function listed of say £15.99. And then the auction disappears because someone has gone in, mid auction and buy-it-nowed for the £15.
I just don't get the rules.

PfftTheMagicDragon Mon 10-Aug-09 22:18:14

LOL at buy-it-nowed grin

Are they shop items, with more than one available? Not sure really, just thinking of reasons grin

pebbles79 Tue 11-Aug-09 00:25:55

If an auction has an option for bids with a reserve and also a BIN price, the BIN price will only disappear once the reserve has been reached.

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