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Ebay Experience And The Aftermath

 
 
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Posted 05/08/2019   7:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add revenuermd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Made an offer on an eBay lot that was an "or Best Offer" slightly more than the opening bid. I was turned down. The item closed and I could not tell if it had sold, so I inquired about the selling price of the item. Turned out the item did not sell and the listing company offered me the item for the starting bid.

So they turn down a higher offer and then when it got no bids, they offered it to me for the starting bid? Interesting business model!

And it might not come as a big surprise that it was a Carefree auction firm that gets discussed frequently on this forum!
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Edited by revenuermd - 05/08/2019 7:31 pm

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Posted 05/08/2019   8:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
He got an offer and probably assumed that that indicated that there would be a bidding war at the close of the auction. Once the bidding war didn't materialize he was willing to sell at the opening.
I've bought several items for less than my "best offer" after the "best offer" was rejected.
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Posted 05/08/2019   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
He probably didnt remember your offer. Careful about quality, I've had less than carefree experiences in Carefree.
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Posted 05/08/2019   11:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had a similar experience in buying Mahler's documents book some years ago. I offered $30, got turned down and later bought it for $25. Crazy.
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Posted 05/09/2019   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sometimes it works out this way. Glad you got a deal.
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