+1....I once sold a '83 camaro on ebay and the first sentence in my description started with "No engine or transmission" and sure enough...10 days later...at the end of the auction the winning bidder ....after out bidding about 6 people....emails me and want's to know if I think the car is drivable for a 300 mile trip back to the army base he is at.......never heard another peep from the jerk!Having run auctions on GB since '01, I can say truely there is no reason what people will do on a auction board. It defies reason (my experiance) on a weekly basis. No matter how well written your ad is, a question will arise.
Reading is FUNDEMENTAL. I hate repling that way (I do want to make a sale) but sometimes that has to be the answer, sorry to say.
Hey, you are in sales and dealing with the public, learn the ropes (oh gawd) or get out.
Yup. Been there. I wrote to one seller and asked him straight up what the reserve was on an item on which I was the only bidder. I had bid more than the minimum opening bid - actually more than the reserve bid - but since I was the only bidder it only showed the opening bid level. I offered the reserve price and the guy accepted it.Either put a minimum or tell what the reserve is. I've bid on items where I was the highest bidder but still didn't meet the reserve, and later find out the reserve amount was just a few dollars more than my INCREMENTED bid but still well below my max amount I bid. Go figure.
People will throw out a lower price so that if it doesn't sell there's the off chance that the seller might haggle with them to come to an agreement on a price that both parties can live with.
It's up to the seller if he wants to haggle or not, the item is only worth what people are willing to pay. Just because you want to sell it for $1,000 doesn't mean that someone is willing to buy it for that.
You've got my vote on that. Make the bidding honest. The seller would probably make a little more, the buyers would have a better opportunity to get the items they want to buy.... the one thing I do like about GB is the no sniping thing, ebay would be much better if they did that, cut out all that last second sniping BS,....
This has also increased noticeably in the past year or two. I agree with your reasoning - I can't imagine people have suddenly become too lazy to move the glocks or spare mags out of the pic.Man I have a * about this. Granted it is different.. I hate when an *** puts photos up of ** not included. Granted I read the description. This is just a ploy hoping some dumb ** bids on a photo not ever reading anything. That's just SORRY! Even worse the fucker gets pissed and says learn how to read. It was said that it takes all kinds in America, it was also said unfortunately we have some of all of em...
I also never use a reserve I start the auction at the lowest price I am willing to sell it for.I have never placed a reserve on anything I have placed on auction. If I put something for auction, I want the person to know that if they bid on it, they stand a chance of owning it. No reason to make them guess on what I want for it, let the market determine the value. Simple huh?
Yeah I am with you there! I lucked out and got a MG42 from Dangola's last group of imports. I think he told me he paid something like $0.33 or $0.86 per pound for the MG42 parts kits. I was happy at my $495 price tag! I just wish I would have bought a few but I was just out of college and not many nickels to rub together.Been a long time since I’ve read Dan’s writings. Miss him.