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Ad-hoc auctions

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by xmastex, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. xmastex

    xmastex Registered Member

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    Is it ok with ebay to create ad-hoc auctions for a single buyer?
    I mean, here's the scenario:

    I find something into a random classified site (craigslist, gumtree, etc) but i'd like the seller to ship me the item. I can't trust the seller, who the hell is him? Will he ship? Who covers my ass? Who knows i'm dealing so i can make a chargeback?
    So my idea is to jump into ebay. Doing this i'm way more protected from frauds and scams (thanks to the ebay buyer protection program), am i not?

    Like telling him "hey i need my ass covered, put up an auction on ebay with the same BIN price you're selling your item on craigslist , and i'll hit it asap. I'll pay all the fees".

    Will it work? Will it not break the ebay TOS?
     
  2. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    Dont know about the TOS, but Ive done it a number of times when selling on CL, some people wanted the transaction to go through eBay so I just opened an auction with Buy It Now.
     
  3. xmastex

    xmastex Registered Member

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    thanks for the prompt reply.
    Do you think ebay will eventually try to save my ass in case of fraud even though the seller needs to make a fresh new ebay account to handle the transaction (= 0 feedbacks)?
     
  4. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    If I remember correctly, the protection itself comes from PayPal which offcourse is part of eBay so make sure you pay with paypal, also I think the protection is up to $100 or something not sure.
     
  5. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    perfectly ok to do that, you are protected upto the items value if you buy on ebay and pay with paypal
     
  6. xmastex

    xmastex Registered Member

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    that's why i love bhw ;) thank you all guys
     
  7. wantsuccess

    wantsuccess Registered Member

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    wahats CL?