Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 4th Jan 18, 1:59 PM
    • 458Posts
    • 286Thanks
    Gary123456790
    ebay best offer issue
    • #1
    • 4th Jan 18, 1:59 PM
    ebay best offer issue 4th Jan 18 at 1:59 PM
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to buy a quantity of a cheap item, it is these car cigarette plugs here 192211285435.

    If you try and make a best offer, it forces you to enter £1 or more, but the item only costs 99p! In the past when i've bought 10 or 20 i've got the price down but it seems ebay doesn't want to allow that anymore...

    Amusingly you can't proceed with an offer below £1 and if you enter £1 or more it helpfully tells you that is above the buy it now price... well thanks ebay, I had worked that out myself.

    Thanks,

    Gary.
Page 1
    • soolin
    • By soolin 4th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
    • 59,738 Posts
    • 42,408 Thanks
    soolin
    • #2
    • 4th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
    • #2
    • 4th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
    There is obviously a system glitch but at 99p if you want one just buy it. Just be aware that seller is in China and has quite a lot of poor feedback that specifically mention delays in shipping and receipt.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
    New to Forum? Guide
    • Lizabeth21
    • By Lizabeth21 4th Jan 18, 4:05 PM
    • 117 Posts
    • 137 Thanks
    Lizabeth21
    • #3
    • 4th Jan 18, 4:05 PM
    • #3
    • 4th Jan 18, 4:05 PM
    99p? How much less do you want to offer?
    • eshroom
    • By eshroom 4th Jan 18, 4:36 PM
    • 111 Posts
    • 15 Thanks
    eshroom
    • #4
    • 4th Jan 18, 4:36 PM
    • #4
    • 4th Jan 18, 4:36 PM
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to buy a quantity of a cheap item, it is these car cigarette plugs here 192211285435.

    If you try and make a best offer, it forces you to enter £1 or more, but the item only costs 99p! In the past when i've bought 10 or 20 i've got the price down but it seems ebay doesn't want to allow that anymore...

    Amusingly you can't proceed with an offer below £1 and if you enter £1 or more it helpfully tells you that is above the buy it now price... well thanks ebay, I had worked that out myself.

    Thanks,

    Gary.
    Originally posted by Gary123456790
    Seems to be a browser glitch. Just tried on mobile app, no issue making an offer under £1.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 4th Jan 18, 5:27 PM
    • 3,013 Posts
    • 6,962 Thanks
    Head The Ball
    • #5
    • 4th Jan 18, 5:27 PM
    • #5
    • 4th Jan 18, 5:27 PM
    99p? How much less do you want to offer?
    Originally posted by Lizabeth21
    He wants to offer 98p.

    This is MSE and every penny saved counts.
    Who'll remember the ones
    who only rode in them to die
    All their lives are just a smudge
    of smoke against the sky
    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 5th Jan 18, 9:26 AM
    • 458 Posts
    • 286 Thanks
    Gary123456790
    • #6
    • 5th Jan 18, 9:26 AM
    • #6
    • 5th Jan 18, 9:26 AM
    He wants to offer 98p.

    This is MSE and every penny saved counts.
    Originally posted by Head The Ball
    Haha that made me laugh - i'm buying stock for Feb in various quantities of different items - when you're buying 10, 20, 50 or even 200 yes every penny does count!

    Thanks for the replies all - the tip about using the mobile app was handy.

    And thanks Soolin - yes although it shows as Manchester, I fully expect them to come from China - there are some fulfilment warehouses popping up in the UK for the big Chinese sellers so occasionally i've had stuff come in a few days but if you order any quantity or if it is out of stock in the fulfilment house then they seem to ship a batch from China to the UK and then send yours on, so after a month you get your item, which was posted in the UK a couple of days ago!

    I'm ordering at the moment what i'll need in about 5 weeks based on current stock, so doesn't matter if they take a while. That's the only way to reliably buy from China and sell on without running out.

    Thanks,

    Gary.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 6th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
    • 26,410 Posts
    • 10,554 Thanks
    forgotmyname
    • #7
    • 6th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
    • #7
    • 6th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
    Why that seller when other sellers have them for under 60p each?
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 8th Jan 18, 1:58 PM
    • 458 Posts
    • 286 Thanks
    Gary123456790
    • #8
    • 8th Jan 18, 1:58 PM
    • #8
    • 8th Jan 18, 1:58 PM
    Hi, is that the exact same red & black one or a different one? I need exactly those ones.

    Thanks,

    Gary.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

5,561Posts Today

6,184Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • RT @clq: @MartinSLewis You hit that one right out of the park. It might be the Tweet of the Century. I don't think anyone can do any Batter?

  • You've run-out of puns. That's a bit of a googly, maybe I can help break your duck, though it is s sticky wicket, t? https://t.co/nJT51NpXfO

  • RT @richlaing: @MartinSLewis Obviously spot poll but interested in the fact that 9% would opt out of donation. Interested to hear reasons w?

  • Follow Martin