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ebay auction newbie

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by happydz, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. happydz

    happydz Newbie

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    Hi
    I want to sell on ebay, but I'm just a newbie, however, I've made some searches to get the basics how selling on ebay is and I end up with this: "...On eBay, auctions are open to bids for exactly 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days. When time is up, the high bidder wins" source: thebalance.com
    I've got a question and I hope you can answer me:
    let's say I list a product (auction listing) $0.99 for 7 day. the time is up (in day seven), the higher bidder wins with $2.00, but the thing is that $2.00 is not satisfying. Can I cancel this auction and relist my product once again maybe I get a higher bidder chance?. Is this possible, if not, what are your suggestions?
     
  2. SEO

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    No. If a bidder wins you're supposed to ship the product. If you have a certain price you want, you set a reserve, or you start the bidding at a price you're OK with selling at.
     
  3. MisterF

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    If you mean you expected more money than the highest bid, then sorry but you've lost out.
    If you wanted there are a couple of ways to not lose out, but especially for a new ebay account you'll probably end up losing the account.

    So if you're selling something that could break, perhaps just before shipping you notice a crack or damage. That sort of thing.
    Ebay have clamped down on people pulling these stunts, so just be aware you may get banned from selling on there if you do this.
     
  4. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Doing something like this will get you banned quickly. Doing this defeats the whole purpose of having an auction in the first place. Either start bidding at the price you're willing to accept or set a reserve.