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Old 03-25-2023, 10:39 AM
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With no mention of Roachwerks in the title or description, easy to pass under the radar. I guess there is a potential benefit to putting in an early minimum bid, though I didn't know an auction could be converted to BIN after a bid was made.


I don't sell on eBay, so I'm not sure what is allowed or not, but I think you are right: once a bid has been made it is *supposed* to not change format. But I think we have all seen 'auctions' --with bids in place -- suddenly disappear as a listing on eBay because the seller, more than likely, accepted someone's 'offer' to go ahead and end the auction for an agreed-to price and all the other bidders are left in the cold. I've had that happen a good handful of times to items I was bidding on. I suspect too that is what happened in this particular auction. But, it was a good deal for someone out there....

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Ebay allows you to end an auction, for any reason, if there are no bids. If there ARE bids you can still end the auction but they ask if you wish to sell to the highest bidder. If there is a bidder you may be charged a final value fee even if you don't sell the item to the highest bidder. If there are <12 hours before the auction would have ended, you may not end the auction early.

Full rules at: https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/l...d=&toolid=10001
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Ebay allows you to end an auction, for any reason, if there are no bids. If there ARE bids you can still end the auction but they ask if you wish to sell to the highest bidder. If there is a bidder you may be charged a final value fee even if you don't sell the item to the highest bidder. If there are <12 hours before the auction would have ended, you may not end the auction early.

Full rules at: https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/l...d=&toolid=10001


Ok, thanks for the clarification and explanation of the rules of eBay. That does help explain how some of these auctions go.

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