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Help ebay savvy folk!
I bought this skirt last year or the year before from Newport News. It's nice enough as black gauze tiered skirts go, but it's nothing special. I got it for probably 7.99.This woman wants to buy it now for $50. It's already $24. I feel like it's ridiculous and she'll be disappointed and she's a newbie to boot.

I guess I feel like I'd be taking advantage of her if it goes much higher.

It's here

What do I do?

Date: 2005-07-11 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's the thing with ebay... people will bid up the cheapest thing for the most expensive price.

*shrug* I don' tknow what to tell you otherwise.


Date: 2005-07-11 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, first off ending an auction early for someone when there are already bids on it is not fair to the other bidders. I think it's a no-no with ebay, too. Jusat let her know exactly that: doing so would not be fair to current bidders, who may choose to bid higher close to the end of the auction.

Date: 2005-07-11 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
she asked me to change it to buy it now? That seems pretty off to me too.
DO you think?

Date: 2005-07-11 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Untill I saw this, I was going to say. End it and let her have it.

However, she's asking for it cheaper then her max bid.

So I think she working you. She's no newbie.

In fact, my BS detector is going off.

"Sorry, there are other bidders, so I cant' just end it."

Then wait for the check to clear before shipping it.

Date: 2005-07-11 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't think "Buy It Now" can be used once someone has bid on an auction item.

I say, let the auction run its course and if she wants to pay a lot for the skirt then let her. You're in no way forcing her to place her bids.

Date: 2005-07-11 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You can't change it to buy-it-now. No changing the listing is allowed after there are bids.

Caveat Emptor.

Date: 2005-07-11 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She's a grown up, she'll have to deal with it. That's how bidding on eBay works.

The only thing I might want to clarify in the future is the return policy.

Date: 2005-07-12 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i would explain what you think the quality of the skirt to be
& see what she has to say. chances are likely that she will want
to buy it anyway. its possible that this is an item she once had
& lost or something or is just EXACTLY THE piece shes been looking
for for ages & thinks however much is worth it to pay.

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