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Old 08-08-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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Because the sellers put the items up for bid.Why not just put the lowest price you will take instead of higher than your will to sell for. Same thing.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Because the sellers put the items up for bid.Why not just put the lowest price you will take instead of higher than your will to sell for. Same thing.
I have an eBay store with fixed prices due to the nature of what I sell. My store has about 100 items. I only put things up for auction (starting at 99 cents) to increase business to my store or if I have some used item from around the house that I want to sell. Periodically I put things on sale for the absolute lowest price that I can afford. I was excited this morning to see an offer on something.
Then I read it. The offer was $1.25 for a $35 item. Rats.

Most of my buyers are wonderful! And, I have many happy, repeat buyers. But it is that tiny percent of "low ballers" that can be really annoying! Even, if I was able to purchase that new item on sale so I could resell it who would think that I would accept $1.25 for something valued at $35?

Arrgg!!

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: The North
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How much time does it take to make a low bid? How much time for you to reject it? Pretty insignificant therefore low bids will occur. Why take it personally? Why not just set a minimum bid at a price which doesnt bother you?
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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My last offer was for $19.99 on something that the seller wanted $34 for - I don't care that clothing has a tag on it that says X amount, that doesn't mean that's what was paid for it - My offer was accepted, I received it w/i days.

Edit to say: This should probably be in the shopping thread.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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How much time does it take to make a low bid? How much time for you to reject it? Pretty insignificant therefore low bids will occur. Why take it personally? Why not just set a minimum bid at a price which doesnt bother you?
Normally, it doesn't bother me but I had quite a few for very, very low within a few days and it really irked me. Thus, my vent.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:03 AM
 
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1) you don't ask... you don't get.
2) everyone knows that e-bay prices are nonsense
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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Default ing to see an offer on so

I have an eBay store with fixed prices due to the nature of what I sell. My store has about 100 items. I only put things up for auction (starting at 99 cents) to increase business to my store or if I have some used item from around the house that I want to sell. Periodically I put things on sale for the absolute lowest price that I can afford. I was excited this morning to see an offer on something.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:36 AM
 
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what really annoyed me ,was last week i sold 11( $1-35) items didn't get one feedback!
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:33 AM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Default What part of ... did you miss?

eBay is an auction site.
Is it that difficult to understand?
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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Post minimum prices or stop complaining.
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