Username
Password
Login is SSL protected. By clicking on "Log in Now" you agree to gixen.com terms of usage.
Forum is available in English only.


   SearchSearch     

can anyone explain this?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gixen.com Forum Index -> Support
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
elfuk
Guest





PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:06 am    Post subject: can anyone explain this? Reply with quote

Hi guys...
This is really an ebay, not a gixen question, but i thought some of you may be able to explain to me how this happened, cos you seem to understand the arcance workings of ebay much better than i do...

So, I had a snipe scheduled on item 190328530721, which was due to end in a couple of days. Last night, I logged in to my account here and noticed that the auction had been ended early - ebay said at 23.06 (19th aug). In my ebay watched items, i saw that the item had been relisted. Hooray! I thought... BUT, when I went to view the relisting, - item 190329638252 - it had already ended, at 23.10 (19th Aug)!!!

Now, my bid was significantlly higher than the selling price so I'm kind of annoyed (though not with gixen, i hasten to add, as there is nothing i/you could have done.... even if i had been manually watching the item, and seen it end early, i probably wouldn't have caught the relisting in time....)
More importantly, I'm slightly bemused and curious as to how someone could have ended an item and relisted it with a finishing time less than 4 minutes away? And why on earth would you do that?!
Back to top
Cupid



Joined: 09 Aug 2007
Posts: 6609
Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seller ended the first listing and cancelled all bids on it, they were not able to edit the listing to put a Buy It Now option on it because it already had bids.

They then relisted with a Buy It Now Option and a minute or so later, the buyer purchased it with that option, so it ended.

I think most likely the buyer contacted the seller and asked if they would accept a certain price, the seller did and that is how they went about selling it to that buyer.
_________________
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
elfuk
Guest





PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah..... that makes sense! If I'd looked properly, I would have seen that the relisted item ended with BIN. I didn't realise you couldn't add a BIN option when there were already bids, though.

Thanks for the enlightenment!
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gixen.com Forum Index -> Support All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

© 2019 Gixen.com. Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group.