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Hi! I have an auction running at the moment. There is a guy which offered me an outside deal. I told him it's against ebay rules and two days later,today, he made a bid and sent me this email: o… Read More
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
Hi!

I have an auction running at the moment. There is a guy which offered me an outside deal. I told him it's against ebay rules and two days later,today, he made a bid and sent me this email:

ok well i'llmake a bid and as soon as you get this message if i'm the highest bidder you can change the end time which is possible and free if you like this way the end time wont be on sunday so i definately win this item and then can definately pick this item up on sunday if that is ok with you.

My feeling tells me there is something wrong. He has 100 % feedback.
I'm just afraid he could start to haggle.

What is your feeling about this story?

Thanks for your advice!!
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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#1
I've done this plenty of times with no probs. you'll be saving on fees if you deal outside feebay!!!
#2
no, in his first email he offered just 1 pound more then my starting bid. (60 pound)
and now he made a bid and wrote this email.
#3
Get him to pay by paypal gift then you can't go wrong. No haggling etc.
#4
Foxy102
Get him to pay by paypal gift then you can't go wrong. No haggling etc.


No not if he is collecting it its got to be cash - if he uses paypal he can collect item and then put in a claim and OP will not have a tracking number and he will win the claim.
#5
pipsqueak
No not if he is collecting it its got to be cash - if he uses paypal he can collect item and then put in a claim and OP will not have a tracking number and he will win the claim.


You can`t make a claim if you pay by Paypal "gift"
#6
Offer him a price over what you expect it to reach, then let him haggle a bit for it - But £1 over your starting price is taking the pee!
#7
tinkerbell28
Let it run, he is trying to get it on the cheap. I would cancel and block too he sounds like a problem.


I was thinking the same, can I block a bidder?
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pinacolada
I was thinking the same, can I block a bidder?


http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/manage_bidders_ov.html
#9
cuzzy
You can`t make a claim if you pay by Paypal "gift"


No but if you fund your gift with a credit card you can do a "charge back" at the sellers expense.
#10
I have asked people to end auctions early before when I am the highest bidder and for an agreed amount which is acceptable to both of us. It is not always trying to rip people off, sometimes you really want an item, or you want it on a certain day.

So tread carefully, but if this guy is willing to pay a fair price then go for it. You say he has good feedback. If not then let the auction run and at least he has bid the item up a bit, not sure how you can lose (obviously he might not pay, but that is an occupational hazard on ebay!)
#11
oh and might it be only £1 over your stating bid because he is the highest bidder? If he has bid £100 and the underbidder has bid £60, would it not just bid him up to £61?..
#12
geegee-pinata
Offer him a price over what you expect it to reach, then let him haggle a bit for it - But £1 over your starting price is taking the pee!


+1 but do not end the listing until the money is in your hands if poss, and make him pay cash on pickup so he cant make any claims. thats what i would do anyway
#13
i dont see the problem just email him back and say you will take £70 or whatever you want for it...end the auction and let him collect and pay cash?

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