Have you ever ended an eBay auction early?

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

  1. Lyle macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2003
    Madison, Alabama
    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

    Apr 5, 2010
    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

    Aug 2, 2009
    I'm a silver ebay powerseller($3k+ a month) yea, I've cancelled some haha :cool:

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