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Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

I was highest bidder, then received the following 3 messages from the seller-

 

message 1

 

Hi I ended item as reserved wasn't met

there was NO mention of any reserve

 

message 2

Reserve was at $1000 please don't pay

repeat, NO reserve

 

message 3

I cancel the order if you can offer close to asking price I will consider

 

 

I also received a mesage from ebay saying the sale was cancelled at my request.....NOT correct.

 

 

And now since the sale is cancelled I cannot even give negative feedback..

 

What to do now?

 

 

Ian

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to iancdunm

If it was a sale then cancelled, feedback can still be left.

 

If you mean the listing was withdrawn (ended) before the auction finished, it was not a sale therefore no feedback can be left.

 

Whilst it's considered poor form, you can't force a seller to complete a listing.

 

What to do now?

Move on and find another seller.

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to kopenhagen5

Would of liked to know what the item was as there are items that if the reserve wasn't met and even though the seller never mentioned it then the seller can cancel for example a car or boat or motor bike.

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to kollector18

Probably had an auction with BIN and thought the BIN was the reserve.

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to iancdunm

They are marking it as "buyer asked to cancel" so they do not get a defect on their account. In my experience, if you make a bid on an item that has a reserve, you get a message saying "reserve not met" in red letters.    I would be more than a little furious, it all sounds fishy to me.  Contact Ebay and see what they say. Go the "help" at the top of the "my eBay" page and follow the prompts.

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to iancdunm

gives out enough red flags as a seller not to do business with, who knows what tomfoolery he'll pull if you do buy from him.

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to kopenhagen5

Found and placed negative feedback.

 

Auction was completed, with message from ebay saying i had won.

 

Ian

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to kollector18

Auction was completed with with message from ebay saying I had won.

 

Item was a Lego Millenium Falcon (10179), but was not the original set but one put together from other parts and missing many of the rare/expensive pieces.

 

NO reserve mentioned anywhere.

 

 

Ian

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to davewil1964

NO BIN.

 

He has relisted the item with a higher starting price, and an even higher BIN, but again, no mention of a reserve other than a comment in the text , "Relisted as reserve not met".

 

 

Ian

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

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in reply to iancdunm

Unless it is real estate or cars, 'reserve' does not exist on ebay Australia

 

I'm wonder if it was listed under the correct catergory to start with? 

 

Seller has been on ebay more than long enough to know that, very dodgey indeed

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to shoppingbag*

Option seem to only include chat and call, I'd much prefer an email.

 

 

Ian

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to enigmabear

As said earlier in this thread any BIN disappears as soon as the first bid is placed, that's why you probably why didn't see one.

 

The seller has only 11 feedback as a seller so probably doesn't realise that the BIN is not a reserve...............slow learner.

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to iancdunm

emails are only manned by 'bots' overseas (usually)

 

*If* people do get a reply at all to emails, they are generally cut and paste jobs from their big book of scripts

 

 

I personally think something like this is better if you use the 'call me' option and when you get the call back, ask for a supervisor

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to enigmabear

 

 

Listed correctly under toys/lego

 

Trying to game the system, well now he has a negative feedback highlighting what he has done.

 

 

Ian

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to iancdunm

@iancdunmwrote:

NO BIN.

 

He has relisted the item with a higher starting price, and an even higher BIN, but again, no mention of a reserve other than a comment in the text , "Relisted as reserve not met".

 

 

Ian


So there was a BIN. Which he possibly thought was a reserve, when it's a waste of time.

 

I am curious to know why you would want a fake Millennium Falcon with missing bits.

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to iancdunm

Listed as auction start at $800 with a BIN of $1500.

 

They think the BIN is a reserve.

 

That's a lot of money for Lego

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Re: Seller wanted 50% more for item, then cancelled sale so i cannot even give negative feedback,

in reply to iancdunm

@iancdunmwrote:

I was highest bidder, then received the following 3 messages from the seller-

 

message 1

 

Hi I ended item as reserved wasn't met

there was NO mention of any reserve

 

message 2

Reserve was at $1000 please don't pay

repeat, NO reserve

 

message 3

I cancel the order if you can offer close to asking price I will consider

 

 

I also received a mesage from ebay saying the sale was cancelled at my request.....NOT correct.

 

 

And now since the sale is cancelled I cannot even give negative feedback..

 

What to do now?

 

 

Ian


What i would do is message the seller back & just say that they probably don't realise, but a Buy it now price is not a reserve, there are no reserves on most categories in ebay. That if they list a lower starting price with Buy it now, that is just the maximum they would be likely to get, not the minimum.

And that If they want a particular price, either start the auction at that or else have only a set price buy it now.

 

You still won't get the item as they obviously want a lot more than you bid for it, but no harm giving them a heads up, they may fix their ads then.