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LOL Put a higher best offer on ebay, seller takes lower off

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  1. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    I put a slightly higher offer bid on a 1150 cpu on ebay and 2 hours later someone offers less and the seller takes it, wtf lol.

    I have 100% feedback so I don't get it.

    Not in the slightest bit pissy just find it rather curious.

    Maybe people don't like money :p

    Messed up title how do you change it by the way?
     
  2. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    ebay is weird.
     
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  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    I can't fathom ebay at times. I can sometimes buy cheaply for no reason and at others the prices rocket to beyond what is sensible .
    Title edit is under thread tools when you're looking at the initial post.
    GLW CPU
     
  4. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that the seller knew the other buyer or that it was a pre-arranged sale.
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    eBay is very weird.

    My laptop has been with me for around a week, and I got an email last night stating that the seller has cancelled the order and to expect a message regarding it soon.

    I got an email this morning saying to expect a refund soon.

    Is this some new type of scam?!
     
  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Send you the goods then send the money back? That is one confused scammer...
     
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  7. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Probably to try and avoid the selling fees, although no idea why you'd get a refund email!

    With regards to the OP maybe the seller has something against your location? I refuse to send anything to a couple of places in the UK because I've been burnt twice from sending items there.
     
  8. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    I live in a quiet and slightly snooty village on the edge of the Cotswolds so I highly doubt that :)
     
  9. David

    David RIP Tel

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    There you go then, problem solved. Stop whining, you posh tw@t. :lol:
     
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  10. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    You there OIK, mind your manners or I'll set the hounds on you :naughty:
     
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  11. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Ebay is so bizarre I can't even begin to unravel that trainwreck.

    I've seen people bid something over the buy it now, I've seen people bid item A over identical item B's buy it now, make wildly over the top offers - and follow through with them..
     
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  12. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Maybe the seller took the second offer as a realisation probably weren't going to get the full price, and since it was only marginally lower than the previous offer just took it out of convenience?
     
  13. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I'm selling a bunch of stuff at the moment. God, I hate the questions that people ask:

    'Is the 1080Ti Founders Edition you're selling from Nvidia'?
    'I'm sceptical: why did you start bidding at £25?'
    'Why are you selling?'

    And I've had far more idiotic ones in the past. Not to mention the cheapskates offering half what things are worth, or tw@s who trifle over £10 postage on something going for £400 or more.

    I never bother answering anymore. The people asking questions never buy anyway.
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I had a rarity the other week - A guy asked a question and won the auction!
     
  15. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I had a great one just last week, Case for sale, so he sent an offer, which i felt was too low, so i countered his offer with my own. He actually sent me a message, and i quote "No mate I’m not paying that"
    It took alot not to reply, I really wanted to though..

    Sam
     
  16. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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  17. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    We should be able to flag eBay users for being stupid rather than just fraudulent.
     
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  18. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    There's not enough time in the history of the universe to do that.
     
  19. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I just had a guy buy some Registered ECC modules. And then ask to cancel the order after several messages back and forth, because they won't work on his board.

    It even says registered in the listing title. As well as the full part number for compatibility checking.

    Reading am is hard.
     
  20. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    I had a seller mis-title a laptop as the 15" version when it was actually the 14". I messaged him explaining the mistake, asking for a return & refund, and he immediately cancelled and refunded the order.

    Two days go by. I message him: "hey, thank you for refunding the order, but don't you want the laptop back?"

    He was like "yes plz, send to [address]."

    I messaged him like "dude, you cancelled too soon, now I can't get the return slip. Will you cover postage?"

    He replies: "it's ok, don't worry about it, keep the laptop. Just want you to be happy."

    Me: "Uhm. Really, it's okay, I am happy to send it back."

    Him: "No no is fine. Keep laptop plz."

    I sent it back anyway, at my own cost. Just because he was so nice, and dumb, and clearly confused about how to use eBay.
     
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