Don't know what this Ebay seller's problem is

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Rushmore, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2024
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Not worth your time then. wink.png
    That's why they call it " EvilBay".
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  4. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Active Member

    Not only is that over the limit, but that seller needs to be flushed down a giant toilet. If the seller blocks you from buying anything after making an innocent offer, you should report him.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  6. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    I've tried reporting sellers before and FleaBay won't even let me try.
  7. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Active Member


    I guess we can now call them WeBay.
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  8. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    I was finally able to, doubt anything will happen
  9. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Active Member

    Hopefully something can. I simply don't understand why they "take" offers but decline every single one. I've experienced that before and I really hate to see you go through it.
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  10. JoshuaP

    JoshuaP Well-Known Member

    I have had a similar experience with making an offer. I think that if they allow people to make offers, they should be willing to at least counteroffer. $2 off an $18 item is perfectly reasonable, in my opinion. In my case, I offered $20 less on an $850 gold coin my dad was wanting me to get for him. The seller was very rude and refused to budge. I wondered at that time, why even offer OBO? If the seller doesn't want to go lower, don't offer OBO. It is that simple.
  11. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Exactly. I would have been fine with a counter offer. Not like I offered $5 for two quarter sized silver coins
  12. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    I read through Ebays terms and conditions for sellers there was nothing in their about unfairly blocking potential buyers if you don't like their offers.
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  13. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    Maybe some sellers think a buyer will be so excited about the coin they'll offer more than the asking. :wacky: Well, maybe not. But it happens in real estate you know.

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  14. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Active Member

    You need to become an Ebay moderator lol! If sellers don't accept offers but put OBO, they need to simply put it as Buy It Now.
  15. Dan Galbato

    Dan Galbato Well-Known Member

    There should be a running list of bad apples! It would help weed out the ones to avoid and help the better and honest sellers.
  16. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Active Member

    Talking about bad apples, I feel like those people would be the new SGS. They'd probably slab a MS69 1880-S Morgan and sell it for about $1,000, when in all honesty it's probably closer to MS62.
  17. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    Sellers can block whomever they want. Some people are fools. Just forget it and move on. There's nothing worth doing about it.
  18. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    From another angle, perhaps he thought you were "nit picking" on an $18 silver coin. What do you think the actual value is?

    I closed my eBay acct about 15 yrs ago; & previously stopped offering "best offer" options, because...OMG, many get outrageous. :smuggrin:
  19. robp

    robp Well-Known Member

    Ebay has always had its fair share of **** sellers and buyers. When you encounter them, just move on because ebay won't/can't do anything about them. They will always resurface under a different id if banned.

    The problem may not however be entirely down to the seller every time. Since they introduced their new seller tool in the past year, it throws up a few issues that can be awkward for sellers. If you do a BIN, it automatically includes a best offer price which is crucially hidden behind a link and is set by ebay default to 50% of the BIN price. On a cheap item that can easily amount to the shipping cost, meaning you are giving the item away or even paying to sell it. If you don't check every link or option you can easily end up out of pocket, or else you have to put a price in at double what you want (which buyers then pass over). Another thing is when you offer free postage, ebay also apply by default their 'recommended postage' cost - which may or may not be the best or preferred option - making you look a bit iffy as a seller. These things are often not apparent until you look at the posted listing and increase the time taken to list things.

    The old system (and the one before that even more so) worked a lot better for sellers due to its flexibility
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You can always leave poor feedback and post that seller on your avoid at all costs list.
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  21. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Active Member

    I honestly don't think eBay allows you to offer for more than the BIN price. If they did, though, wait until another SGS comes around, and people would offer likely $2,000 for a $1,000 "MS68" Morgan.
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