Notices
Non Scooby Related Anything Non-Scooby related

Bid & then retract to find the reserve on e bay?

Old 24 October 2004, 10:17 AM
  #1  
Diesel
Scooby Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,280
Default Bid & then retract to find the reserve on e bay?

First time I've used to sell and and the calls for people trying to do a deal outside of e bay I've had! Asking me what the reserve was and what my lowest price for a quick cash deal is!

One even bid fo a car I'm selling and immediately retracted iit saying 'wrong amount' (obvious bul$hit) so I guess he now knows the reserve is; I expect he'll try a bid again with a lower figure. I also said no one to bid with 0 feedback yet someone is.

All a bit suspect really (and I put my work number down for the car - well, would YOU buy a car from someone who wouldnt???)

D (newbie )
Diesel is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 10:24 AM
  #2  
Jamo
Cooking on Calor
iTrader: (23)
 
Jamo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: in a house full of girls!
Posts: 23,346
Default

I must admit Im bidding on one at the minute and I asked what the reserve was, and I generally do ask, mainly to see if its within my affordability, as I cant see the point in bidding if I cant afford it!

just my 2p and of course imo

jamo
Jamo is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 10:33 AM
  #3  
Diesel
Scooby Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,280
Default

You can do what you want mate, but from a seller's point of view he'd prefer you to bid what you think its worth and up to what you can afford. If you go over the reserve then it is affordable - simple
Diesel is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 10:34 AM
  #4  
apples24
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: southampton
Posts: 4,067
Default

instantly delete all 0 feedback bidders

bidders with feedback under 5 email them give them 24 or 48 hrs to reply and suply contact number

harsh but if ya dont do it ya will regret it
apples24 is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 10:39 AM
  #5  
*Sonic*
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: R.I.P Piphead, at least you are home now :(
Posts: 9,991
Default

I often asked what the reserve is too when bidding on stuff

like jamo, gives me an idea

Sometimes you can bid on stuff and a reserve has been set, but very few other people bid, and you are no where near the reserve, and no-one wins the auction

nice to know what the reserve is, in those situations, as then an 'offer' can be made if no winning bids

You Cannot bid what you think its worth or can afford, as sometimes the incremental bids are too small to even hit the reserve, if not enough bidders, and no-one wins, the seller has his fees to pay, and no goods sold, only further costs to relist

I have bought quite a few things this way, all the seller does is makes you a 2nd chance offer under Buy it Now at the price agreed, and it all stays within Ebay
*Sonic* is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 10:57 AM
  #6  
Diesel
Scooby Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,280
Default

It does seem to be the way its working! I just told a chap what I was looking for on the car and he's on his way up There was after all no point in him driving up if my reserve was unrealistic...
Diesel is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 11:33 AM
  #7  
*Sonic*
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: R.I.P Piphead, at least you are home now :(
Posts: 9,991
Default

Good luck with the sale
*Sonic* is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 04:16 PM
  #8  
Diesel
Scooby Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,280
Default

He actually bought it and now another wants to see it in 30 mins!!!! Arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
Diesel is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 07:51 PM
  #9  
mart360
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,325
Default

Originally Posted by Diesel
He actually bought it and now another wants to see it in 30 mins!!!! Arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
i have the cheque ready,,

please can you pay the overpayment by wester union, to my business arrangement.

plese take the car off sale

i have a shipper arranged as part of a recent transaction

LOL

Mart
mart360 is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 07:56 PM
  #10  
L55 REP
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
L55 REP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: just about to jump off the wardrobe...
Posts: 4,880
Default

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ lol ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
L55 REP is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 08:09 PM
  #11  
pslewis
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Old Codgers Home
Posts: 32,398
Default

So? If I bidded on an item now - for the FIRST time ever - I would get deleted by some *****????

So, how the hell would you EVER get feedback??

Grow up and stop deleting newbies bids you dorks!

Pete
pslewis is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 08:27 PM
  #12  
ScoobywagonGl
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Blyth
Posts: 12,786
Default

sorry but i agree with pslewis on this one! everyone has to start somewhere on ebay. remember that you once had 0 feedback on there! grow up and give them a chance! most on there are honest and decent.
ScoobywagonGl is offline  
Old 24 October 2004, 09:31 PM
  #13  
Diesel
Scooby Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,280
Default

Mart, I still have the car and am 500 up via PayPal. He was green welly not dodgy geezer! Car remains up till he completes with a building society cheque... So stop worrying me will you dammit

I actually havent yet deleted Mr 0 feedback's bid despite his failure to contact me as requested beforehand or even call to ask about the car. 'Dork' indeed! Stop speaking like cool-dude Californians from your damp attics!!!
Diesel is offline  
Old 25 October 2004, 07:06 AM
  #14  
-=Buzz=-
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,475
Default

what gets me is, what sort of idiot puts a starting bid of 1 or some other fugure well under their reserve, and then wastes everyones time having them bid continually only to see "reserve not met"?

If that's the lowest bid you will accept then START THE BIDDING AT THE RESERVE FFS! unless you plan to sell it cheaper.. in which case lower the reserve..

An as for the "it get's people bidding" argument, it doesn't - it gets people messing about exactly as described - all of which would have been avoided with a first bid at the reseve price.

Just my opinion of course
-=Buzz=- is offline  
Old 25 October 2004, 10:50 AM
  #15  
pbee
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 1,428
Default

well he probably saved a couple of quide by starting it at a pound as the ebay fees vary depending on starting price.
pbee is offline  
Old 25 October 2004, 12:46 PM
  #16  
Ringpeas
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Grimsby
Posts: 7,961
Default

Just put the reserve in the advert.

All problems solved
Ringpeas is offline  
Old 25 October 2004, 12:59 PM
  #17  
Paulo P
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (42)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Bucks
Posts: 23,797
Smile

Originally Posted by Ringpeas
Just put the reserve in the advert.

All problems solved
I was just thinking the same thing
Paulo P is offline  
Old 25 October 2004, 04:01 PM
  #18  
De Warrenne
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 351
Default

Originally Posted by ScoobywagonGl
sorry but i agree with pslewis on this one! everyone has to start somewhere on ebay. remember that you once had 0 feedback on there! grow up and give them a chance! most on there are honest and decent.
agreed but most people start off buying a dvd or cd, not a multi-thousand pound car
De Warrenne is offline  
Old 25 October 2004, 04:29 PM
  #19  
tonybooth
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: In Faecorum Semper Solum Profundum Variat
Posts: 2,332
Unhappy

I still firmly believe that there should be a 14 day cooling off period from the day you register to the day you can bid for the first time. It seems that most bidders for anything with an engine are zero feedback bidders that have only just registered with the sole intention of ******* up your auction. Subsequently they are also responsible for forcing the price of the item way over its true value, much to the annoyance of genuine bidders.

I am still perplexed at why people put a reserve on eBay. If you want shut of something for whatever cost then 1 start with no reserve is the way to go. However if I am selling something with a price in mind I find it better just to put my reserve price as the starting price so that anything over that is a bonus.


TONY
tonybooth is offline  
Old 29 October 2004, 02:50 PM
  #20  
Diesel
Scooby Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,280
Default

Can people bid BELOW your starting price? That was never quite clear to me. If not, who needs a reserve...?
Diesel is offline  
Old 29 October 2004, 02:55 PM
  #21  
Tiggs
Scooby Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 9,307
Default

reserve is stupid....just start the item at your bottom price.


as for newbies, if the item is over 100 i ask for email from them before bidding.

if you think thats harsh then go buy some cheap crap first then come back! or just email and declare your honest intentions.....i sold a car last week on ebay to a newbie who took time to email then call before i let him bid.
Tiggs is offline  
Old 29 October 2004, 02:57 PM
  #22  
davegtt
Scooby Senior
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Next door to the WiFi connection
Posts: 16,293
Default

I dont see the point in a reserve... wont bid on anything that has 1 until its been met, waste of everybodys time IMO.... if u wont sell if for less than x then start your bidding at x... its not rocket science cause then if they cant afford it then they wont bid, simple as really.
davegtt is offline  
Old 20 June 2006, 12:37 PM
  #23  
movi-star
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
movi-star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: at a petrol pump somewhere
Posts: 704
Default

Christies and Bonhams use reserves on their auctions and they've been in business since 1793!

There is a point to reserves as it gets people bidding early on, the seller would hope then they would carry on until the reserve is matched.

I was at Bonhams last week for the Sports auction and if a "lot" starts at 100gbp and no one bids they will then lower it to say 50gbp, people then start to bid and more often than not the bidding then goes beyond 100gbp which was the original start price when no one bid! Having a reserve with a low start price is another way of achieving this effect.
movi-star is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
KAS35RSTI
Subaru
24
07 March 2019 12:06 AM
Sam Witwicky
Engine Management and ECU Remapping
17
13 November 2015 10:49 AM
TylerD529
General Technical
2
09 October 2015 01:53 AM
blackieblob
ScoobyNet General
2
02 October 2015 05:34 PM
makkink
General Technical
10
01 October 2015 05:41 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Bid & then retract to find the reserve on e bay?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.