Have you ever ended an eBay auction early?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Lyle, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Lyle macrumors 68000

    Lyle

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    #1
    I'm auctioning off an iPhone on eBay and have already had to cancel one bid from a user who was obviously a scammer. I'm a little concerned that when the auction ends the winning bidder will also end up being a scammer of some stripe.

    My question is, have you ever been in a similar position and decided to end an auction prematurely and sell to the highest bidder at that time (i.e. a legit-looking bidder with high feedback ratings)? Other than sacrificing potentially higher sales prices, are there drawbacks to consider?
     
  2. Kawininja619 macrumors member

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    I do not believe there is a way to end an auction and then sell it to the highest bidder. You can end it and make a buy it now and message the high bidder. Or you can wait for it to end and if it is indeed a scammer that wins, you can second chance offer it to a legit bidder. I think those are the only 2 ways. Oh and you cant end an auction if it has less than 12 hours.
     
  3. AppleLover9o macrumors regular

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    I'm a silver ebay powerseller($3k+ a month) yea, I've cancelled some haha :cool:
     

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