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changing the price in an advert

(6 Posts)
coffeewhitenosugar Thu 21-Jul-11 19:19:10

Hi, I hope I've put this in the right topic - I have advertised some items and have received a phone call from someone wanting to come and see them and she told me they were really cheap - I have checked on e-bay and it looks as if I have advertised them too cheaply, can I change the price or ring her back and say I have put the price up from £50 to £80 or am I legally bound to the price I have advertised them at. I would be really grateful if anyone could give me some advice before tomorrow, thank you.

DaisySteiner Thu 21-Jul-11 20:43:52

No, you're not legally bound to sell them at the price you advertised.

coffeewhitenosugar Thu 21-Jul-11 20:57:14

thank you so much for taking the trouble to reply, I'm really grateful.

sneezecakesmum Sun 24-Jul-11 20:33:32

Ebay 'help' pages will answer all these sorts of queries. Bit of a wade though! Yes you have to sell at your advertised price on ebay I believe.

Funnily enough if something is advertised wrongly price wise in a shop they are not legally obliged to sell to you if I remember consumer law rightly, provided they realise their mistake before you pay at the checkout. Not a lot of people know this.

ZillionChocolate Mon 25-Jul-11 08:33:31

If you haven't completed an auction or it's not a buy it now that they've bought then you can cancel and up the price. You don't have to stick to your advert.

sneezecakesmum Tue 26-Jul-11 19:54:57

Sorry Zillion is right. You have the right to EDIT upwards your advertised price. I thought you meant someone had paid/bid on your advertised price not that it was still unbid on.

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