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ending an auction early (ebay)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ThriceNightly, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

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    seller has a buy it now price of £70

    currently at £50 with no bids (auction ends tonight at 8pm)

    i have offered seller £50 if auction closes early by email and seller is happy to do that a compromise of £60

    how does she go about proceeding on this basis (if it is possiible)

    thanks!
     
  2. Sukh

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2007

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    Location: Chelsea

    Just wait and bid £50?
     
  3. Beans on toast Dave

    Mobster

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    Location: Telford

    i would only do this if you can collect it
     
  4. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

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    yep only for someone to buy it now at £70 any time between now and auction close
     
  5. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

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    yes i am collecting
     
  6. Van Hellseek

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

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    Use buy it now and get her to give you a refund?
     
  7. wez130

    Capodecina

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    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    she cannot end the auction if there are under 24 hours left on it, or if it has any bids on it, so it'll have to run the course. BIN is the only option
     
  8. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

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    won't she have to pay egay more commission this way? i will be paying cash on collection
     
  9. Beans on toast Dave

    Mobster

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    Location: Telford

    just tell her you want to collect, go pay cash, let the seller do the rest
     
  10. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

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    thanks I will pay go down the bin route and pay her £60 as long as i have it in writing from her that that is waht we have agreed

    the extra £10 eguates to only £1 in egay commission fees.
     
  11. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

    Posts: 2,228

    UPDATE

    just my luck it all appears to have gone horribly wrong....

    i got the email from the lady saying £60 would be ok and another email saying she did not know how to end the auction early. I hit the bin button at £70 with a covering email saying i would pay her £60 cash on collection (the price she was happy with in a previous email)

    got an email from the lady after the auction closed saying...

    I'm not sure if you are aware that you have actually pressed the buy it now price of £70.00 rather than bidding for it at £60.00

    it's all gone quiet now despite 2 messages on my part explaining the situation. Also if I bid the £60 with no other bidders i could well have easily won the item at £50.00.

    Iv'e got the feeling that the lady will be holding out for the full £70 :p
     
  12. Van Hellseek

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

    Posts: 18,420

    If you had a prior agreement you'd probably win at the small claims court.

    But for the sake of £10, probably not worth it.