Ebay – guilt at winning auction very cheap
A month or two ago I tried to bid on a Pivot Mach 5.7 frame that was sitting at something silly like £400 with a minute to go. I bolloxed the bidding due to shite phone signal and watched it sell for just that. I felt really sorry for the seller cos my bid, even if not successful, would have netted him another couple of hundred quid.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
If a couple of bidders had run the auction up to 4x what he was expecting, do you think that he would have refunded part of it?
As other posters have pointed out, there are ways (reserve, starting price, etc.) that the seller can set a minimum. He did not, so pay what you owe and enjoy whatever you bought.Posted 4 years agobatfinkSubscriber
My mate got a set of Oakley skiing “googles” for 99p a while back. You can get some bargains on Avid “Elexir” brakes (or indeed “breaks”) sometimes too.
Sometimes it pays to be a spelling nazi.
There is an app that searches for common misspellings of items I think.Posted 4 years agodoof_doofMember
Had a few:
£5 for brand new XTR front brake and disc – buyer meant to put a £5 res, but still went through with the sale.
£25 for brand new Turner rear triangle
£35 for brand new Northwave Celcius boots
£50 for a CCDB in the ‘unicorn’ 6.5 x 1.5 size
Also been stung with my own £1 res auctions, win some, lose some.Posted 4 years ago29erKeithMember
You’re lucky he doesn’t just refuse to sell it.
I won a Mondeo estate a couple of years ago, a good price but not crazy cheap and the guys just refused to sell it saying he was “hoping for more”
He’d specificity listed it “no reserve”, so I left -ve feedback and reported him to ebay who did bobins. same car was for sale the following week an only made £50 more than I won it for, who knows if he sold it that time.
Annoying especially as I’ve sold stuff before which didn’t reach what I’d hoped for but still sold it.Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
I sold the seat stays off my old Top Fuel last week. Properly tiny market, but actually expensive, and if two people need them then woop de do, potential to make reasonable money.
Listed at 99p, one bloke wanted them, so sold for 99p. I then had to post them to Germany! Passed on the postage costs, but with fees, hassle, etc I’m out of pocket, which is a shame! Still, someone’s got some new seat stays, I was never going to use them, so they’re not cluttering up the garage!
I’d not want the buyer feeling guilty, he’s just done rather well out of it!Posted 4 years agoglasgowdanMember
Hah nice one gogg, maybe you were just worried they’d neg you when they got the items and realised they’re actually a pile of dog doo!
My item was picked up on tuesday and I’ve been out today giving it a bit of welly on some bmx tracks; very pleased indeed. Win some lose some eh? I’m veering away from using ebay to sell anything these days. I don’t like the way they take so much from sellers now, and do very little for their share of the money. They have a monopoly on a specific market and for some reason they haven’t been successfully challenged.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
OTOH, I’ve sold an unused (but rare) WP ink ribbon to someone, she paid a decent amount, I had a used ribbon (no idea of how used) as well, so chucked that in as a sweetener. Karma..
I’ve had folk give me extra for postage (esp. books) when I’ve put less than it cost for P&P (in early days when I was naive).Posted 4 years agoJohnny PanicSubscriber
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A month or two ago I tried to bid on a Pivot Mach 5.7 frame that was sitting at something silly like £400
I was looking at that too. My other half distracted me at the critical moment and like you I watched it go in disbelief for under £500 😥Posted 4 years ago
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