Don't You Love It When...

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Don't You Love It When...

Post by edd_jedi » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 am

You put in a best offer on eBay, and it gets declined. So you put in a bid, and it ends up going for far less by auction 8)

I bet the seller is pissed! Serves him right for being greedy, I knew my offer was very fair.

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Post by lejackal » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:15 am

I’ve had this a few times recently whilst on my quest for a B&O CRT, the auctions all seem to end up within a couple of pounds of my offers.
Dear sellers, yes, your lovely TV may have cost thousands when the technology was still relevant but nowadays it’s worth about 20 quid, 30 if you’re lucky :roll: :lol:

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Post by SublevelStudios » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:09 pm

Happens to me pretty often, to the point where I've almost don't bother, just stick the base bid in.

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Post by TK-7785 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:20 pm

I think that's the definition karma. :lol: Nicely done, Edd. It seems to be 50/50 with me; sometimes my offer gets declined, sometimes they accept it for what it is, a fair offer.
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Post by Snaketibe » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 pm

Hilarious! It's only happened to me once, but it really was VERY satisfying! :lol:

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Post by theforceuk » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 pm

You've been watching an item for 6 months that's had no offers and you finally put a best offer which is the going rate and the 'best offer', but the seller counters with £5 of the BIN price. Happens often to me.
'But I was going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.'

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Post by poncho » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:21 am

I put a best offer on heman figure for £10 he declined he countered offered me at £20. I won it for £3 ha ha ha

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Post by StarWarsFan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:02 am

edd_jedi wrote:You put in a best offer on eBay, and it gets declined. So you put in a bid, and it ends up going for far less by auction 8)

I bet the seller is pissed! Serves him right for being greedy, I knew my offer was very fair.
Nice one Edd yep seen it a few times.
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Post by lee gray » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:41 pm

2 months back an item was being sold for 30 with BO so i offered 25, he came back to me with 29, a sodding quid reduction so i left it, its still on ebay now 27.50 and i would have said yes otherwise no point in having best offer

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Post by StarWarsFan » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:16 pm

lee gray wrote:2 months back an item was being sold for 30 with BO so i offered 25, he came back to me with 29, a sodding quid reduction so i left it, its still on ebay now 27.50 and i would have said yes otherwise no point in having best offer
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Post by edd_jedi » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:00 am

Yes it really annoys me when people have Best Offer turned on, yet when you make a (fair) offer either decline it or send one back with a 50p discount. If you aren't open to offers, don't enable it!

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Post by theforceuk » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:14 am

I think it's funny when you do get a bit of discount, like £5 off a £200 MOC and ebay send you a message saying great negotiating. Really?
'But I was going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.'

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