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Ebay there such a thing....(8 posts)

Ebay there such a thing....CARBON110
Sep 22, 2003 1:33 PM
I bid on a Trek TT bike thats selling for 15oo. I was outbid by 25$ I just received a ""second chance offer" direct from ebay. The seller has put the bike up again under a 24hour auction. I have never received anything like this from ebay. Has anyone else?? I asked the guy to send me more pics of the bike and a phone number to talk about it...then I would buy it..maybe

re: Ebay there such a thing....russw19
Sep 22, 2003 2:07 PM
I am not sure about it, but it could be that the high bidder retracted his/her bid. Try looking in the FAQ section on ebay.

Don't know about the 24hr auction, but...B2
Sep 22, 2003 2:42 PM
I do know that eBay provides the seller the option for offering the 2nd and 3rd, etc. bidders a "second chance". I believe this for bids which the low bidder bails or doesn't meet the sellers qualifications.

Original buyer bailedbimini
Sep 22, 2003 3:05 PM

I sell on ebay and had a buyer bail on me. I allowed the buyer to bail because he had a good story. The second chance gives the second highest bidder a chance to buy at the original selling price.

Talk to the seller, ask a lot of questions like why did the first person bail. Check feedback, check the sellers other auctions. If it does not feel right don't do it. If the deal is too good to be true, it's a scam. Use escrow if not sure. (but escrow will only know that the seller sent a bike, not the condition, status, etc).

Go back to if its too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
Jeremy be real carefull......abicirider
Sep 22, 2003 3:24 PM
I'm sending you a email about some bad stuff going down on ebay I'm going to post a thread on here latter don't want you to get burned.
Be Safe out on the roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Yes, it happened to me.................roadmeister
Sep 22, 2003 5:58 PM
....on an autographed jersey earlier this year. I was outbid, and a couple of days later, Ebay sent me that very offer that you received...the "second chance offer". I suppose that it can happen for any number of reasons (non-payment, phony bids, etc.), but the message came to me through Ebay, so I figured it was OK. I contacted the seller to make sure everything was kosher, and it was, so I decided to make the purchase. The deal went very well, and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. As long as the seller goes through Ebay to do this, and doesn't circumvent the process by contacting you directly, I would say that you should have no problems.
re: Ebay there such a thing....clintb
Sep 22, 2003 8:03 PM
I sell lots of Cisco gear on eBay. One item in particular got more bids than I'd ever expect, but the winning one was from someone in the UK. Well, we don't ship out of the continental US, so we sent a "Second Chance Offer" to the second place bidder. It's legit offer, but you should ask questions like the posters above recommended.
It was a scam.......CARBON110
Sep 23, 2003 5:41 AM
When I asked the following questions:

How many miles on the bike? Any scratches? Please send me another pic different from the one you have so I know this is gennuine. Thanks

He replied: Screw you

LOL! As far as I am concerned I just saved myself a bunch of money. I have 50+ points on ebay and never really had any issues but the last few months between some of the classifieds here and ebay..the bike selling scene seems to be loaded with thieves