[meteorite-list] ebay question]

From: Michael Blood <mlblood_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:10 2004
Message-ID: <3BECD24A.506B_at_home.com>

Rob and Colleen wrote:
> Looks like he canned the auction 18
> seconds before it was over, probably didn't like the price considering
> that very piece was recently bought on eBay from Ivan (finmet) for
> $345.......... The error with this guy was not putting up a
> reserve. Now he relisted it with no reserve again and a "buy it now"
> that will disappear as soon as the first person bids $9.99 effectively
> making the same mistake twice. He does have a nice Chinga though.
> Rob Wesel
Roman wrote:
> User "libertyforall" was selling a 1500g Chinga.
> At 45 minutes to go, he had 10 bidders, it started at $9.99
> with no reserve, then at $176.91
> When I looked back after the auction ended,
> I was confused to see that the auction had been re-listed
> with a "go to item now" link. Now starting at $9.99 with
> a buy it now for $425.00
> What did I miss? Didn't he get the bids he wished, and ended
> prematurely?
> Roman Jirasek
Hi Rob, Roman and all,
        I didn't know it was even POSSIBLE to "pull" a piece off eBay
under ANY circumstances (HOW does one do that???) Isn't that
TOTALLY against eBay rules? It is certainly against auction rules,
which, I believe, are LEGALLY BINDING "contract" laws regarding
auctions. I would expect an auctioneer to be liable to be arrested
ON THE SPOT and taken to jail if he pulled that crap! If there is
no minimum and no reserve, the FIRST BID ON has legal claim
to that item! An auction IS a contractual agreement to sell!
        Michael Blood (knows his stuff re auctions - but, obviously,
doesn't know didly about how screwed up eBay may be!)

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