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Old 10-28-2011, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question can you lower your opening bid?

I decided to toss my spyder and tippmann up on ebay today.
For the spyder package I have an perfectly working 09 electra with dead on drop forward, dead on regulator, 3 barrels, spyder spring kit, a revy w/ xboard and exalt speed feed, 88/4500 crossfire tank with valken cover.

I gave it a starting bid of $150, and a BIN of 235.00

So, now I get a message asking me to lower the starting bid to $90

If I was really trying to give it away I'd just put it up in the members section for a song.

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Old 10-28-2011, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh yeah, ebay douche-ness. this is more and more common lately. Im not gonna lie and say that I haven't ever accepted an offer over pm's there, but Ive certainly got plenty of these before. each time ive been tempted to report their asses to ebay, but Ive doubted they would do anything about it.

IMO, making a reasonable offer over pm's to end the auction is acceptable, but to lowball and then request that the bid be lowered so that the "buyer" isn't even making a commitment to follow through? thats just plain bull****.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I get 2 or 3 of these type of messages a day now. I know the economy is rough, but asking someone to sell their item for half of what they are asking and then asking for free shipping is getting really old.
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Yeah I would just not respond to the message. If they do try to screw you over then you don't have any way to recover your losses.
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I like the flat "No" response. Just a 'No', not another word in the email. Seems to drive a point home.
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I like the flat "No" response. Just a 'No', not another word in the email. Seems to drive a point home.
How about "f*** you" That way, you can drive the point home and be rude at the same time!
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tell him yes but only if he does the payment as a gift...............
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tell him yes but only if he does the payment as a gift...............

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tell him you could drop your opening bid to $90 but there is a $100 fee to do so
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Is that really a crossfire tank? Or pure energy?
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