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    • socks_uk
    • By socks_uk 16th Apr 18, 4:46 PM
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    Duplicate listing for single item
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    • 16th Apr 18, 4:46 PM
    Duplicate listing for single item 16th Apr 18 at 4:46 PM
    I've been looking to buy an item and have been following ebay auctions to get an idea of what they are selling for (a sewing machine).

    I spotted a new listing this morning with an auction starting price of 250 or a Buy it Now price of 600 and it finishes on Wednesday. They list it as they 'bought it to complete a customer's t-shirt logo order who changed their mind' so it is a 'one off' as regards to quantity available.

    As one sold the other day for just over 400 I thought I'd put a bid in for the opening price so put 250 and I am currently the winning bidder but I have just noticed the seller has just (an hour ago) added another listing for the same sewing machine, with the same photos but not an auction, just a buy it now option (600) and a 'make offer' option with the listing ending in 29 days.

    I can only assume they are going to withdraw the listing I am already bidding on but surely they should have thought that someone might place a starting bid if they open the auction at 250? All the listings of this model of sewing machine go for around 450 - 550 and new ones are around 800.

    Am I wrong for being annoyed at a duplicate listing and thinking they are going to cancel the one I have a bid on?
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 16th Apr 18, 5:14 PM
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    Just send them a message and ask if they will combine shipping on the two sewing machines... you'll soon find out where the land lies!
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    • socks_uk
    • By socks_uk 16th Apr 18, 5:30 PM
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    That's a good idea! Ha ha! I'd like to see them squirm out of that!
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 16th Apr 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 6:37 PM
    Or they have 20 machines or a cheap source and drop shipping them?
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    • Pembroke
    • By Pembroke 19th Apr 18, 7:44 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:44 PM
    You could always cancel the auction bid and "best offer" them at say 100 and see what happens.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 19th Apr 18, 7:58 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:58 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:58 PM
    I'd leave the bid active, seller is being foolish if we assume this is the same machine as this is going to cost them a lot of money in FVFs. If they try and cancel the listing they pay FVFs on your bid regardless, plus both listings have upgrades which are payable regardless of whether items sell or not .

    I suspect the seller hasn't got a clue about how eBay charge fees anymore.
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