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Ebay.. double post?

yimmie Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
I've seen some books on ebay that i'd quite like..
they have been put up twice by the same seller..
one as 99p(auction price) with £3.99 postage and the other £23 + £3.99 postage but as buy it now.
Is it acceptable to do that and common or does it seem like the seller is on bit of a scam?
I'm quite new to ebay so don't really know!
thanks in advance :)
xx
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
Everything else about the auction the same? eg all the text.

Im just thinking that i have made a mistake before by uploading the same pics on 2 diff auctions
1 Like #2
maybe they have 2 books to sell :whistling: there maybe a reserve price on the auction one or they maybe hoping for a higher bid price.
1 Like #3
are they sellers who have quite a lot up for sale?
I sell on ebay and regularily put up items on low start prices to encourage a bidding war and the same item on a Buy it now so the person knows they can get it for a set amount and wont have to bid over that amount but can bid up to it. (selling strategy)
I always have over 70 listings and a large stock of most of my items so thats possibly what they are doing
1 Like #4
They could have 2 lots the same to sell. I have had identical auctions listed at the same time before.
1 Like #5
This can be normal practice. If a book goes for around the same price each time and you have a couple, then you put one on as a 'banker' in the hopes that someone will not want to bother with the auction or need it straight away and buy it BIN. And the other as an auction, in the hopes that it will reach the price you want for it and hopefully, even more.

It could possibly be a scam of course, but you will find many sellers who sell things this way. I just bought something this morning on BIN, which was also available from the same seller at a lower price as an auction, simply because I needed it immediately.
#6
uhuh by the looks of it.. the links are

http://tinyurl.com/3buafa

&

http://tinyurl.com/2lmfpq

this is weird!!
x
#7
Oh, i wouldn't have found it so weird but there's 7 books in the thingy... which would mean they have 14 of the books.. it's the same picture.
hmm. don't know what to do!

also, i would have thought it they had a set price for it they would have done the same auction with buy it now rather than posting it twice!

as i say i'm quite new to ebay (only ever got 3 things and one of which ended up being a private deal- moped!)

x
#8
yimmie
Oh, i wouldn't have found it so weird but there's 7 books in the thingy... which would mean they have 14 of the books.. it's the same picture.


They probably bought some sets of books cheap from a company like The Book People.

also, i would have thought it they had a set price for it they would have done the same auction with buy it now rather than posting it twice!


It's a gamble. You either gamble by having 1 at a much higher BIN price in the hopes that someone will buy it or it encourages more people to bid on the auction. Or you have the BIN price at a reasonable level, and gamble that the auction goes much higher than you expect.


The seller looks pretty OK. If you are in doubt thhough, why not contact them and ask them whether they have two lots of books available or if it's a double post?
#9
nightswimmer
They probably bought some sets of books cheap from a company like The Book People.



It's a gamble. You either gamble by having 1 at a much higher BIN price in the hopes that someone will buy it or it encourages more people to bid on the auction. Or you have the BIN price at a reasonable level, and gamble that the auction goes much higher than you expect.


The seller looks pretty OK. If you are in doubt thhough, why not contact them and ask them whether they have two lots of books available or if it's a double post?


Ah kay thanks for the help.. i'll think more about what to do! the auction price is really good! :D
xx
#10
i'd watch the auction one, and see how many people bid over the next 5 days, and if it still is low bid. he has lots of positive feedback, so looks legit
banned#11
evening,this guy has good feedback so why not just message him and ask
#12
The reason he has done this is because if you start an auction at 0.01p with a buyout price, as soon as someone bids 0.01p the buyout price is removed from the listing. The only way you can stop it from being removed upon the first bid is to set a reserve price, and the lowest reserve is £50 lol.

So, yes he has 7 magazines for sale, and those 2 auctions are actually just one auction. If the buy it now one sells, he will remove the auction listing one. If the buy it now one doesn't sell, on the last day he will likely remove it before the other one ends.

It is ebay's fault really as their buy it now system doesn't function correctly.
#13
My tip
Don't bid until the last 30 seconds and pitch it at high enough to deter people.
You will only pay above the next highest bid.
Bid early and you force the price up plus attract other people
Depends if you are prepared to pay BIN price.
#14
I'm sorry, I don't really know what the problem is. I often sell items on a BIN and an auction style. That's fairly normal I thought! If you've got more than 1 item the same. This guy may well have bought hundreds of these books at auction or somthing!
#15
It's quite simple. It's a business seller. He's got more than one set for sale so put one lot on auction, the other is listed in his ebay shop.

If you check these items numbers you'll understand : 120231705067 & 120228873445

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