Ending a listing early to sell to someone on eBay = absolute no-no?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ravenvii, May 7, 2008.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    #1
    Keep in mind, I'm selling a law school textbook, not some expensive gadget.

    Someone sent me a message through eBay offering to give me $28 if I end my item early.

    Should I take the offer?
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    #2
    If it's not specifically agiant the terms, why not?
     
  3. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I do it all the time if the person messages me and is alright with it...

    but then again, I've been suspended from eBay 3 times
     
  4. keysersoze macrumors 68000

    keysersoze

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    I've ended auctions early for ebayers with:

    1. Lots of positive feedback
    2. Very few, if any, negative feedback
    3. Good communication
    4. Ability to pay by a legitimate method
    5. A great offer

    I have NOT ended auctions early when
    1. People asking say the need it because "they are going abroad in 3 days"
    2. They have a spotty ebay feedback
     
  5. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    #5
    Yeah, the person only has 1 feedback, so I rejected his offer.

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. benmrii macrumors 65816

    benmrii

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    I've only done it once and it played against me. I'd never do it again. Good choice, IMO.
     

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