Originally Posted by Papa Doble
Not unlikely, considering that for a high ticket item like this, eBay's (I think) 9% can be a good chunk of money.
I'm pretty sure that ebay changed their policy recently that if you pull an auction listing with bids prematurely, you incur the Final Value Fee of the highest bid when it is pulled. Not surprised since this has been a common practice. Of course if you pull something at 350 that is worth 700, you still come out a little bit ahead.
"Starting October 1, sellers will be charged a fee to end an Auction-style listing early if it has received a bid.
The fee will equal the amount of the final value fee had the listing ended naturally and sold for the highest bid received when the seller ended the listing.
In rare situations, a seller may need to end a listing early, so the fee will be waived the first time a seller ends a listing early each calendar year"