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I love selling on ebay...(8 posts)

I love selling on ebay...Marketing Dept
Aug 15, 2003 11:40 AM
I recently sold a 3 year old set of Specialized Trispokes, tubular, Shimano 8/9 speed hubs. No tires, cassette or scewers, ready...


Then, I log onto this site and see brand new HED H3's for $10.00 less at Rivercity Bikes.

Long live free marketing!!
Aug 15, 2003 11:50 AM
So much for the educated buyer.
Before the owner of a LBS hired me to work for him Part time.He would hate it when I asked him what price he could get me certain CHI-CHI items.
Because he knew I researched prices before I came to him.
But I usually bought from him if he could get with $30 of a 200+ item.
You have to support your LBS you know!
on the other side of the coinbicycle268
Aug 15, 2003 12:06 PM
I ebay'd a set of ksyriums and my buyers were in the midst of a bidding was when the blackout happened.... the high bidder at the time simply walked away with the wheels.

It was like ending a baseball game after only the 1st inning and being declared the loser!!
Don't Sell!Marketing Dept
Aug 15, 2003 12:22 PM
If that is case, I'd have to argue your case. No one could possibly blame you and at worse, 1 negative feed back is not the end of the world.
Better check terms of servicejtolleson
Aug 15, 2003 1:07 PM
I only buy on eBay (I don't sell) but I think that there is specific language dealing with interruptions in bidding and you may be bound to the transaction. Check that before refusing to hand-over the goods. Even though you could have gotten more, their reserve policy (and/or your ability to have a minimum bid) allow you to protect yourself against the loss... the rest is kind of seller's risk.

So, I'd check that first.
I second the don't sellnewridr
Aug 15, 2003 12:35 PM
If the bidding was still increaasing, then I would call the last auction null and void. Sorry, act of God. Do over if there ever was one.
I third that......african
Aug 15, 2003 1:03 PM
don't sell, get more.....

I sell some stuff on e bay that costs me $2 to make. I start the bidding at $8 and they usually sell for $15 but has once gone to $42

Week after week I sell the same items and coin an extra $100 for my bike fund (I have to pay off a Fondriest and a Colnago).
on the other side of the coinrussw19
Aug 15, 2003 1:13 PM
Yeah, but I had access to ebay yesterday. Ebay was not down.. they are west coast. I guess you could argue that a large chunk of your bidders lost access to the auction, but ebay is global... so that is sketchy.

Don't get me wrong, I am all about a fair transaction, but if someone else here were the high bidder in this case and posted about how some guy didn't sell to him because he didn't get enough for his auction, then blamed it on the blackout... how would everyone here respond to that. I am NOT saying this is what you are doing... but that could very well be a spin the high bidder could fairly put on this.

Anyways, all I am saying is that I had access to ebay all day yesterday... ebay was not down. The only thing that was down was certain (potential and actual) bidders access to it.

I would suggest you contact ebay and the other bidders and come to a collective conclusion as to what is fair. I am sure you are not the only ebay seller that will have been affected by the blackout. See what ebay's take on it is.

Again, this is not intended to be a flame, so don't read into it... just trying to make sure we all think of the other's involved too.