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Originally Posted by StephenStyle View Post
Same boat as me!
I've already messaged asking for a buy now but no luck

I'm not really in a position to bid at that price this month so you should be good to go

Im not in a position either, but fuck, those are amazing. Did he tell you the reserve?
post #1127 of 13765
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Im not in a position either, but fuck, those are amazing. Did he tell you the reserve?

Nope :/ I'll ask....
post #1128 of 13765
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Originally Posted by StephenStyle View Post
Nope :/ I'll ask....

He poasted your question - you need some moar game if you want them to end it man!

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Originally Posted by eBay Auction

Q: Hi any chance of adding a buy now on these? Thanks very much! Stephen.
A: Hello. Thanks for your interest but I would prefer to let this auction run. You are most welcome to bid. Thanks again and best of luck.
post #1129 of 13765
Would it be heresy to say that I find them rather fugly?
post #1130 of 13765
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post
Would it be heresy to say that I find them rather fugly?

OK, one of you I wont have to worry about bidding....
post #1131 of 13765
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
He poasted your question - you need some moar game if you want them to end it man!

Years ago someone used Ask Seller a Question to ask me something like 'is it really genuine X brand? btw please don't put this question in the listing as I'd prefer others didn't know'.
post #1132 of 13765
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Years ago someone used Ask Seller a Question to ask me something like 'is it really genuine X brand? btw please don't put this question in the listing as I'd prefer others didn't know'.

post #1133 of 13765
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Originally Posted by jreigen View Post
Will do. I saw them before they got posted here, and when they did, I too, figured they'd go too high. Threw a bid a the list minute expecting to get outbid, but surprisingly won them.


You were lucky my snipe failed for technical issues too bizarre to elaborate...
post #1134 of 13765
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I need to sell something ASAP.


Alligator skin ipad case?


Those are some sexy ass shoes
post #1135 of 13765
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Alligator skin ipad case?


Those are some sexy ass shoes

Who told ya?
post #1136 of 13765
Man I want those Kitons too. you guys want to split the cost and we can set up a Brotherhood of the Traveling Gator Shoes?! I promise I don't have foot fungus
post #1137 of 13765
The questions are flooding in on those Kitons. Seller does not want to reveal the reserve. I've never really understood that.
post #1138 of 13765
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Originally Posted by StephenStyle View Post
The questions are flooding in on those Kitons. Seller does not want to reveal the reserve. I've never really understood that.

I've never understood reserves - puts me off an auction more than questionable feedback. Start at the minimum price you'll accept. I was watching a (no reserve, 99p start) auction until a couple of days ago, and on the 2nd last day, the fairly experienced seller put up a message complaining that bids were low and if they don't significantly rise before the last day, she'll cancel all bids and end the auction and sell the item through a specialist dealer. She was true to her word - auction ended 24hrs early.

Another antiques specialist keeps listing their stock on Ebay with 99c starting prices, all items with reserves. All items are bidded up heavily, but out of maybe 100 items ending in the last 2 weeks (most being relistings), fewer than 10 passed the reserve. They just keep relisting. Waste of time and I've taken them off my Ebay search results (discovering you could remove specific sellers from search results was great).
post #1139 of 13765
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Originally Posted by RJE View Post
I've never understood reserves - puts me off an auction more than questionable feedback. Start at the minimum price you'll accept.

Truer words have never been spoken
post #1140 of 13765
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Originally Posted by RJE View Post
I've never understood reserves - puts me off an auction more than questionable feedback. Start at the minimum price you'll accept. I was watching a (no reserve, 99p start) auction until a couple of days ago, and on the 2nd last day, the fairly experienced seller put up a message complaining that bids were low and if they don't significantly rise before the last day, she'll cancel all bids and end the auction and sell the item through a specialist dealer. She was true to her word - auction ended 24hrs early.

Another antiques specialist keeps listing their stock on Ebay with 99c starting prices, all items with reserves. All items are bidded up heavily, but out of maybe 100 items ending in the last 2 weeks (most being relistings), fewer than 10 passed the reserve. They just keep relisting. Waste of time and I've taken them off my Ebay search results (discovering you could remove specific sellers from search results was great).

Starting at 99 cents attracts attention and encourages early bidding. Early bidding can sometimes lead to bidding wars, netting the seller more money. Even without a bidding war, the potential of getting the item really cheap will attract more buyers. And if the item goes from really cheap to only reasonable, most buyers will even rationalize to themselves: "Oh well, I'll bid just a little more. I would have paid this much anyway."

Starting at your lowest acceptable bid will often times result in a single bid winner, since no bidding war was started. Then the seller is left selling the item at only his lowest acceptable price. Starting at these prices also generally creates a mentality in the buyer that it may be a good price, but there's no reason to bid until the end, then they forget.
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