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eBay buyers (chancers aplenty) Sellers beware.
« on: October 13, 2020, 04:15:02 PM »

I open my heart to the collective for your thoughts please.
eBay seem to have begun to add 'best offer' to listings.


Does this mean on an upmarket Rx/Tx listing with a new value of over £400, people can offer £90 below my opening bid ( a price other similar sets have reached) and expect me to accept ? Because I've had 7 in 24 hours.


Similarly, the starting price of £99 for an untouched 1 month old kit. Believe it or not £50 was offered.


Surely the starting price is what sellers believe bidding will begin at ?
What has eBay become ?
Am I behind the times ?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 04:37:32 PM »

Ebay is an auction and is trying to reduce the number of items that attract no offer at all.

In real auction rooms the auctioneer starts at the opening price and then reduces that price until an offer is attracted and thereafter the price rises until only one bidder is left.   Then the buyer decides whether to sell. 

Ebay is following that process.   The offers and reserves mean nothing, the value of the item is the final price agreed between the buyer and seller.
Of course you can set a fixed price by using "Buy it now"

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 05:38:01 PM »

Fully appreciate that real auctions are run like that Kinmel, but I wouldn't expect to win an item with a £225 starting price with a £120 offer, nor would I have the brass neck to waste someone's time with it

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 06:07:38 PM »

I came across this earlier this year but noticed that you can switch it off if you click on the other payment options area when drawing up the listing in the first place.  What I find annoying is that if you are selling several similar items and use the sell something similar route to start the next listing the new page has reintroduced the make an offer option
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 06:08:33 PM »

You can also automatically refuse offers below a price you set. You can also set a reserve.


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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 07:05:20 PM »

Allnightin, that caught me out yes.
Barrie, yes at further cost .


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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 07:11:12 PM »

It's automatic - if an item doesn't sell, if you relist it, the 'allow buyer to make offers' is automatically ticked as well as the 'relist up to 8 times' option - you can edit it - if you notice it.    Sneaky.       When something automatically relists, 'charges may apply'.       


Also, it appears that whatever offer you accept - say, a £100 item and you accept an offer of £50, you get charged the fees as if it sold for £100.    Very sneaky!
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 07:28:54 PM »

It's automatic - if an item doesn't sell, if you relist it, the 'allow buyer to make offers' is automatically ticked as well as the 'relist up to 8 times' option - you can edit it - if you notice it.    Sneaky.       When something automatically relists, 'charges may apply'.       


Also, it appears that whatever offer you accept - say, a £100 item and you accept an offer of £50, you get charged the fees as if it sold for £100.    Very sneaky!


??  Not on mine they don't and I have quite a few listings ? and they all automatically relist after 30 days and have done for the last year or when ever they introduced the 1000 items a month and not one of them has a " Make and offer on them", turned that off on day 1 along with the global postage and a few others..

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 11:00:23 AM »

If you google "ebay relisting automatic offers"   you'll see lots of people moaning about it too.      I've got a bunch of listings right now and I'm having to edit each one if it needs relisting - it's not an option available to deselect from any dashboard.      I've no idea why yours work differently.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 01:37:44 PM »


Not sure if you have tried this but.if you go onto your selling page and list the the max number you can display which on mine is 200, select all and then edit, you should be able to change them on mass there ?.


Why mine is not adding it I could not say other when I make the original listing I make sure it is not on, as regards any issues no one seems to be raising it within the eBay forums that I can see. ?.


I know when they 1st introduced it and GSP they auto applied it to all listings which is when I did the above, as you say I can not see an Untick box like the GSP which is in the postage section.

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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2020, 10:43:13 PM »

Allnightin, that caught me out yes.
Barrie, yes at further cost .


No theres no extra cost to adding a minimum offer value
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2020, 10:59:16 PM »

If he is talking about setting a reserve, then Yes I believe there is a fee.



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Re: eBay buyers (chancers aplenty) Sellers beware.
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2020, 08:32:03 AM »


 This any good:
  https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/listings/creating-managing-listings/relisting-items?id=4147


 How to remove automatic relisting from auction-style listings

You can remove automatic relisting from auction style listings in Seller Hub. Here’s how:

    Find the Active - opens in new window or tab listing.
    Check the box beside the listing.
    From Actions, select Remove Automation rules.
    Select Remove rule.

If you’re using the business tool, you can also deselect Automatically relist this item up to 8 times if it doesn’t sell in the listing form.

 
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2020, 10:53:13 PM »

I once listed my newly finished (at the time) giant Vic Smeed Starlet yacht with a reserve it never met and it cost me about £45. I was asking a lot for it. Not a lot compared to how long it took to build.
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