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    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 13th Apr 19, 4:05 PM
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    Oh, the joys of Best Offer on Ebay.
    • #1
    • 13th Apr 19, 4:05 PM
    Oh, the joys of Best Offer on Ebay. 13th Apr 19 at 4:05 PM
    I listed a dress with a starting price of 7.99. I also had a 'Best Offer' on it on which I had 'Accept offers above 7.

    I had no watchers and it was the 2nd time the dress had been listed.

    Just 10 mins before the end of the auction someone made me a 'Best Offer' of 16 which was automatically accepted and they paid straight away.

    Had they just placed a bid it would of been theirs for 7.99.

    I feel guilty!
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    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 13th Apr 19, 4:16 PM
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    • #2
    • 13th Apr 19, 4:16 PM
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    • 13th Apr 19, 4:16 PM
    Hahahahahaaa.

    Sorry. Couldn't help laughing. Some people really are TSFE!!
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

    No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 13th Apr 19, 4:32 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Apr 19, 4:32 PM
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    • 13th Apr 19, 4:32 PM
    I hope it works out well for you. TSFE needs an upgrade perhaps a suffix for the advanced TSFE buyer - TSFE+
    • Trickytrotter
    • By Trickytrotter 15th Apr 19, 6:34 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th Apr 19, 6:34 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 6:34 PM
    Had similar today. Something on sale for 3.45 since last November. As Easter week and going away the week after - so not relisting - put price up yesterday at 3.95 in minor fit of pique. Had an offer today for 4.50. Joy.
    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 15th Apr 19, 9:17 PM
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    • #5
    • 15th Apr 19, 9:17 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 9:17 PM
    I have sold my Homing pigeon "best offer" 27 times
    Last edited by twhitehousescat; 15-04-2019 at 10:05 PM.
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 16th Apr 19, 9:03 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:03 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:03 AM
    That’s a big difference in price for a dress.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 17th Apr 19, 11:50 AM
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    • #7
    • 17th Apr 19, 11:50 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 11:50 AM
    To be fair to the purchaser of the 16 dress, different ebay sellers have different thought processes when considering best offers on auction listings.

    Some are like the OP where they set a highish start price but are willing to accept a best offer of around that price, other sellers will set a much lower start price in the expectation they will receive a number of bids and will only consider accepting a best offer which is in the region of the price they would hope to make by letting the auction run it's course.

    The only auction listing I have ever made a best offer on fell into the latter category, my best offer was around double the start price and was rejected, the item ended up selling for closer to treble the start price.
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