View Full Version : AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!! Ebay Best Offer Loss!!
May 15, '07, 7:32 AM
So I got up this morning and perused the Ebay Mego offerings. One caught my eye - an original RMR with the original mask. Now there is something that has been on my want list for quite a while. So I place a best offer on it and sit back.
Well, an hour later I get a declined response. No big deal, I check to see if it is sold - and it is.
Here is the rub - someone else made a Best offer that was taken - that was $125 LESS than what I offered!! This buyer has a feedback of 47 as well.
WTH??!! My offer was made at least 1 hour prior to the decline and acceptance of the other offer. Why would the seller accept a lesser offer?
May 15, '07, 10:04 AM
I think all Best Offer auctions have a BIN price too.
Trouble is, if you're the first guy to make an offer and you make a reasonable offer, perhaps the seller thinks that if he declines your offer he'll pressure you into hitting the BIN.
When that doesn't happen and a second offer comes in, even if it's less than yours, the seller may panic and think he's not going to get what he wants after all, just cut his losses and take the lesser offer.
But you're right, an hour is an awfully short period of time for that to happen. You would think he would have at least made a counter offer.
May 15, '07, 11:28 AM
I don't think this seller panicked considering he just flipped a double on this.
May 15, '07, 11:33 AM
Hey Chris......very sorry about the loss on your part. I was the one selling the Robin...and believe me it was all just bad timing.
I woke this morning and said to myself that I was going to take anything that doubled my money on the figure(since I've picked up 2 fantastic RMR's in the last couple of weeks). So at around 5:30 this morning I see that I have an offer of 400.00 and that's really what I wanted(since I'm eyeing some others items right now and as I said I have another as well)...so I decided to take the offer. I press the accept key(the one before confirm),bend down from my computer chair to tie my shoes,put my watch on and fill my pockets with everything that I need and then press the confirm key to sell at 400.00.....in that amount of time...after I had confirmed the sale I look back at the auction and there you are.
Believe me, I'm not one to let 125.00 slide by...but that's just the way it went. Very sorry for you and me about the Robin...but that's honestly what happened.
If something happens with the other seller though...he's your's if you want him...but that'll be another story.
PS...dont know what to make of you saying that it was an hour later...I'll have to go back and look at the offer and ending time again.
May 15, '07, 11:54 AM
That sucks,but it's an honest mistake,it could happen to anyone in a hurry to sell something
May 15, '07, 3:33 PM
Nah, no hard feelings, was more venting than anything else. Just it happens to be one of those pieces that I have had on my list for a long time, so when things like this happen you tend to scream a little longer.
If it falls through, LMK, otherwise congrats on the profitable flip.
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