Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

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  1. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    I have an item up on auction with a BIN. A buyer has messaged me with an offer I think is fair and can accept. The item currently has 5 bids. Is it legit to take the offer after people have started bidding? And if so, is the best way to do it just to reduce the BIN to the agreed-upon price?
     


  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Yes, as long as the new BIN is at least double the current bid.
     


  3. capnwes

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    Personally, I don't out of fairness to the other bidders.

    But...

    You can't change the BIN after the item has bids. The only safe option really is to have him outbid the other bidders, then you can end item early...be sure to select the "sell item to highest bidder" option. Then you can adjust the payment up if needed on the invoice, by adding seller charges, reduce it by discounting the shipping.

    Another option would be to cancel all the bids on the item, end it, then relist at a fixed price.
     
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  4. VLSI

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    Did not know you couldn't change that, thought some things you still could. Didn't ebay start charging FVF for doing this last bit though?
     


  5. capnwes

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    Some you can change...I just tried it and it was grayed out.

    If you end it with bids...yes.
    If you cancel all the bids first, then end it. I don't think so....but I am not sure, since I have never done it.
     
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  7. capnwes

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  8. JackFlash

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    I actually haven't done a ton of buying or selling on eBay, so I don't have a ton of experience with what's "normal." Looks to me, though, that "a**s (7)" went on a few runs: from $53-$80 and $90-$125. Seems strange to my untrained eye.
     
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  9. capnwes

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    Look at the dates and times also. The other bidder bid high. A**s bid in increments.
     
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    I have 4 Oxxford suits that I am going to put up. They are all the same custom size from the mid 90's. Should I have them end on the same day or list them over a couple of weeks?
     


  11. VLSI

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    Oxxford doesn't get the traffic it desrrves on ebay. I would BINOBO them all at the same time.
     


  12. suited

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    That's an option, maybe the best of both worlds.

    I started the large light tent project last night. It was more time consuming than I figured, mostly because the size of the tent is still in question. When you're working with limited space, the size needs to be perfect. Too large and I can't move around my office, too small and the tent is worthless (sides or top showing in photos). I'm also going to incorporate extra pieces of PVC to use as places to put clamp lights along the "roof" and the sides of the tent. One tip is to buy a PVC cutter and don't use a saw. I was working with thin PVC and it's still a pain to make a bunch of cuts with a handsaw. I will be using the cutter tonight.
     


  13. VLSI

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    Can anyone decode the bit about the driver?

     


  14. HansderHund

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    I think it's a typo (he meant drive, as in hard drive)...he's saying that he'll only pay $53 total for a new hard drive in his hands. He's implying that you're on the hook for his return shipping costs and the shipping costs to get the new one to him.
     
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  15. VLSI

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    Oh! In that case she wants original shipping, return shipping, and free new shipping. Only the last two will I provide for an exchange. The first two for a refund.
     


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