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Postby lejackal » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:16 pm

This isn’t SW related but I just found a game I want on eBay and it’s £10 or make an offer. Being honest I’m perfectly fine at £10 but having the offer option implies that there may be a bit of wiggle room, well, I thought it did.
1st offer of 7 is auto declined, not a problem, I’m being cheeky as well as tight. Same on 8, again fair enough to not take 20% off but when it also auto declined 9 you have to wonder what exactly is the fucking point of inviting offers :?:
Anyway, rant over.

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Postby StarWarsFan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:32 pm

lejackal wrote:This isn’t SW related but I just found a game I want on eBay and it’s £10 or make an offer. Being honest I’m perfectly fine at £10 but having the offer option implies that there may be a bit of wiggle room, well, I thought it did.
1st offer of 7 is auto declined, not a problem, I’m being cheeky as well as tight. Same on 8, again fair enough to not take 20% off but when it also auto declined 9 you have to wonder what exactly is the fucking point of inviting offers :?:
Anyway, rant over.


lol makes you feel any better had an offer today that was more then the asking price lol.

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Postby TK-7785 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:33 pm

I've had this a few times. Is it 'Buy It Now' at £10 or starting bids at £10? Because if it's buy it now I really can't see what the fuck they were thinking. Like you would offer higher than the Buy It Now. :roll:
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Re: Offers

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:36 pm

Isn’t this a new eBay “thing” where best offer is auto selected on all auctions?

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Postby lejackal » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:40 pm

TK-7785 wrote:I've had this a few times. Is it 'Buy It Now' at £10 or starting bids at £10? Because if it's buy it now I really can't see what the fuck they were thinking. Like you would offer higher than the Buy It Now. :roll:

BIN, like you say, it makes no sense.

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Postby Clarkspie&chips » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:35 pm

I had this loads last year when I was blitzing vintage games. I think I got declined on a £9.50 offer for a £10 BIN. It wasn’t a bad deal at a tenner but I didn’t buy it cos the guy was being such a dick.

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Postby indianawars » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:59 am

It actually puts me off buying items. If it's listed £10 BIN, without make an offer, I would probably pull the trigger on it. But when it has make an offer, and it declines at £9, I'm like fu*k you... I won't buy it full stop.

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Re: Offers

Postby punk_pat » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:34 pm

This is likely to be eBay's fault rather than the sellers

They have introduced this new feature where they turn on 'best offer' if your BIN listing hasn't sold within a few days. It's the most infuriating eBay change I can remember.

With cheap stuff like this, I think haggling just pisses people off. I tend to only list cheap stuff I have bulk of on there now. When someone offers me £2.50 on a £4.99 purchase :shock:

God bless eBay

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Postby Ruby2511 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:43 pm

I got this email today asking if I wanted to reduce the price of these items, I'm virtually giving them away :lol:
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Postby lejackal » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:44 pm

punk_pat wrote:This is likely to be eBay's fault rather than the sellers

They have introduced this new feature where they turn on 'best offer' if your BIN listing hasn't sold within a few days. It's the most infuriating eBay change I can remember.

With cheap stuff like this, I think haggling just pisses people off. I tend to only list cheap stuff I have bulk of on there now. When someone offers me £2.50 on a £4.99 purchase :shock:

God bless eBay

Haggling on cheap stuff might piss people off but if the option is there then I’m certainly going to try and save a bit. In this instance I’m confident the seller set it up as eBay would not apply something only to have an auto decline in place, would they?

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Postby lejackal » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:45 pm

Ruby2511 wrote:I got this email today asking if I wanted to reduce the price of these items, I'm virtually giving them away :lol:
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Yep, eBay couldn’t give a fuck how much you get as long as they get some commission

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Re: Offers

Postby punk_pat » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:46 pm

lejackal wrote:
punk_pat wrote:This is likely to be eBay's fault rather than the sellers

They have introduced this new feature where they turn on 'best offer' if your BIN listing hasn't sold within a few days. It's the most infuriating eBay change I can remember.

With cheap stuff like this, I think haggling just pisses people off. I tend to only list cheap stuff I have bulk of on there now. When someone offers me £2.50 on a £4.99 purchase :shock:

God bless eBay

Haggling on cheap stuff might piss people off but if the option is there then I’m certainly going to try and save a bit. In this instance I’m confident the seller set it up as eBay would not apply something only to have an auto decline in place, would they?


Good point - I think when they've done it to my listings, they put an auto-decline figure as being under 50% of the asking price.

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Re: Offers

Postby coomber75 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:16 pm

had the same offered less than 10%. less declind wtf seems like tyey want minimum + to get best offe r :roll:

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Re: Offers

Postby TK-7785 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:40 pm

Ain't nothing wrong with a bit of haggling. If someone puts that option on their listing, be ready to haggle. I only get pissed off with the people who offer me £20 for something listed at £100. Haggling isn't rocket science, but some people seem to struggle with the concept. :lol:
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Postby Ruby2511 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:57 pm

TK-7785 wrote:Ain't nothing wrong with a bit of haggling. If someone puts that option on their listing, be ready to haggle. I only get pissed off with the people who offer me £20 for something listed at £100. Haggling isn't rocket science, but some people seem to struggle with the concept. :lol:


I agree that some idiots put in stupid bids knowing full well that it's going to piss you off. I always like to haggle a little bit but not be cheeky :lol: we all need to make a little bit on something and passing on a bit of goodwill to our fellow collectors is good karma :wink:
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