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How to do BIN on Ebay as a new seller?

MetroStyles

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Does anybody know if its possible to sell using "Buy it now" without being an experienced seller? The option never came up for me when I listed an item, and some snooping around points to needing at least five sales before it becomes available. Is anyone aware of a way around this issue? Thanks.
 

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No way - I tried this recently to try to assist some members with the 'Cashback'.
According to Ebay, you are required to have +10 in feedback.

Sucks huh?
 

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Originally Posted by earthdragon
No way - I tried this recently to try to assist some members with the 'Cashback'.
According to Ebay, you are required to have +10 in feedback.

Sucks huh?


Quite obnoxious.
 

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the thing i dont get is that sometimes when i tried to do a BIN for my auction it only allows it to stay and makes it disappear once somebody places a bid of any kind.

but ive seen some BINs where they sit there even after people placed multiple bids.

i always wanted the second type but never figured it out. it is more advantageous than the first kind.

you place a reserve for 99cents and a BIN for 100 dollars, and anyone just bids a quick 99cents to erase my BIN in fear of somebody thinking about pulling the trigger.

so i always had to set my reserve to 99 dollars BIN 100 Dollars.

which is basically an 'auction' at a fixed price. stupid
 

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If someone bids over the reserve the BIN is cancelled. So you set the reserve at what you're sure (or you require that) you should get, and the BIN at the price where it's worth just getting the auction over with. Often when someone kills the BIN, the bidding eventually goes over the BIN.
 

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Originally Posted by sho'nuff
the thing i dont get is that sometimes when i tried to do a BIN for my auction it only allows it to stay and makes it disappear once somebody places a bid of any kind. but ive seen some BINs where they sit there even after people placed multiple bids. i always wanted the second type but never figured it out. it is more advantageous than the first kind. you place a reserve for 99cents and a BIN for 100 dollars, and anyone just bids a quick 99cents to erase my BIN in fear of somebody thinking about pulling the trigger. so i always had to set my reserve to 99 dollars BIN 100 Dollars. which is basically an 'auction' at a fixed price. stupid
They were testing a semi-persistent BIN in certain categories.
 

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