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Jan
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Rosemary at September 29, 2017 at 4:17 AM

Changing the subject slightly, can someone tell me anout bid retractions? I once bid on something and put in the wrong amount - far too much - it was an error. When I tried to cancel it, I found to my horror, that I couldm't since the date end was less than 12 hours away.....The seller was as helpless as I to cancel it but she was extremely nice about it and it was sorted, but only due to her kindness. So I suppose that was a bid retraction - the only one I have ever dome. The ebay rules say  one or two are acceptable, but i am seeing more and more retractions on some sellers lists.

What happens if a bidder retracts? Does the underbidder get the offer? I have been offered - and bought, when I have been outbid and thought that I had lost the item. Please can someone who understands the working of ebay explain all this to me?

I thought that it was only under exceptional circumstances that you could change your mind but to do this on an almost daily basis would seem strange behaviour and surely one that should not be tolerated by sellers or ebay? And what would be the purpose of doing this? It would obviously be annoying for the seller - and I have often seen items that have sold, being re-listed and wondered why. Of course, if one were banned, what is there to stop you coming back with a new identity - and a new clear sheet?

After being out bid was later told I had won the item so just thought it happen because the winner had not paid or something like that, it was only later my O/H said it was probably a friend of the seller bidding to push the price up that's why I tend to leave a bid and not watch because you can end up paying more than you wanted.

September 30, 2017 at 4:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Took me ages before purchasing anything from eBay being more an Auction House person but wouldn't want to be without it now although improvements could possibly be made have found it beneficial.

September 30, 2017 at 4:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Claire Quick
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Rosemary at September 29, 2017 at 4:17 AM

Changing the subject slightly, can someone tell me anout bid retractions? I once bid on something and put in the wrong amount - far too much - it was an error. When I tried to cancel it, I found to my horror, that I couldm't since the date end was less than 12 hours away.....The seller was as helpless as I to cancel it but she was extremely nice about it and it was sorted, but only due to her kindness. So I suppose that was a bid retraction - the only one I have ever dome. The ebay rules say  one or two are acceptable, but i am seeing more and more retractions on some sellers lists.

What happens if a bidder retracts? Does the underbidder get the offer? I have been offered - and bought, when I have been outbid and thought that I had lost the item. Please can someone who understands the working of ebay explain all this to me?

I thought that it was only under exceptional circumstances that you could change your mind but to do this on an almost daily basis would seem strange behaviour and surely one that should not be tolerated by sellers or ebay? And what would be the purpose of doing this? It would obviously be annoying for the seller - and I have often seen items that have sold, being re-listed and wondered why. Of course, if one were banned, what is there to stop you coming back with a new identity - and a new clear sheet?

A bid retraction can only be made 12 hours before the end of an auction. Technically once a bid has been you should only be able to retract a bid if you bid the wrong amount I.e £1000 instead of £10.00 and you should then rebid with your correct amount. If someone is making numerous bid retractions and then not rebidding then they being very naughty and yes very unfair to the seller. Hopefully eBay will eventually catch up with them or someone reports them

if someone wins an auction and doesn't pay then the seller can offer " second chance" to the underbidder

if someone is banned from eBay it normally is the computer that is banned. I know someone who was banned and her husband was not allowed to sell even though it was a different I'd and email address

some people have a number of different ids. As long as you have a different email address for each Id you can have as many as you like

September 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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So can all the different email addresses be on the one computer?Like I was told that to have a gmail address for some things - and a different one for friends, etc.

September 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Claire Quick
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Rosemary at September 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM

So can all the different email addresses be on the one computer?Like I was told that to have a gmail address for some things - and a different one for friends, etc.

yes it's a good idea to have different email addresses for different things. It is for me. I like to keep business separate from friends.

September 30, 2017 at 1:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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