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canceling auctions before they end

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by tentyler, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. tentyler

    tentyler Junior Member

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    alright ebay has no limitations if you cancel an auction right before it ends, however I am using the auctions as a traffic source. I do not have the amount of items that I have listed. I can get much more visitors by listing something at a low price towards the end of the auction after the 12 hours. Say I was selling Iphones and I cancelled all the buyers at 2 hours before auction end and said that I spilled water on the phone would this be a problem?
     
  2. freqout

    freqout Regular Member

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    No, just tell them that you will honor their bid on the nonfunctional iphone :p
     
  3. abansb

    abansb BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    you can not cancel the auction 2 hours before it ends it has to be 12 hours before it ends to cancel it I have tried to cancel one when it had a few hours left
     
  4. tentyler

    tentyler Junior Member

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    lol yes that sounds like a good way to make someone back out. Another question, is this a good way to get high in the listings on ebay, and if I do it too many times will ebay start getting suspicious?
     
  5. jazz99

    jazz99 Regular Member

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    Yah, it will be a problem if you always cancel your auctions. After a while ebay will suspend your accoutn
     
  6. tentyler

    tentyler Junior Member

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    yes you can cancel it you just have to cancel each individual bid I believe then when there are no bids you can end the auction.
     
  7. tentyler

    tentyler Junior Member

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    is there any set number or is it just whenever they feel you have done it too much?
     
  8. abansb

    abansb BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    yes sorry if there is no bids you can cancel the auction but it has bids it has to be more than 12 hours left on the auction unless I was missing something did not give me an option to cancel the bids
     
  9. jazz99

    jazz99 Regular Member

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    Not sure, it just seems to me that canceling all your bids/auctions looks fishy after a while. Mixing in some sales here and there would help keep you under the radar. Better yet, rotate mulitple accounts
     
  10. damnfrogs

    damnfrogs Newbie

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    ebay will pay attention if you cancel too many auctions...
     
  11. tentyler

    tentyler Junior Member

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    alright guess I will have to hit up some garage sells and sell that crap on ebay, but for now I had lots of iphones for resales and my jackass friend spilled a coke on them...

    I have it listed about 6 times hopefully I don't get banned haha...