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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:17 am 
 

How many of you have had success with asking for a Buy It Now price from a seller.  What I mean is when they post an auction with no Buy It Now and you E-mail him asking for one.  I have done it a few times so far and its worked about half the time.

I also have had it done to me with a few auctions that I posted and I refused every time.(probably got some offers from Acaeum members themsleves methinks)


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:07 am 
 

Never tried myself. I do a lot of resale, so imo, it wouldn't be ethical for me to try to chisel a cheaper deal than the market allows me to get ;)

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:28 am 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Never tried myself. I do a lot of resale, so imo, it wouldn't be ethical for me to try to chisel a cheaper deal than the market allows me to get ;)


Same here - If I'm going to resell something, I don't need to sneak around and try to get an extra good deal before someone else does.  I also don't spoil a seller's BIN price if no one has placed a minimum bid (unless it is down to a day or so left to go).

Except for a few oddball items that I don't know how to price, I BIN everything I sell already - however, I get a question every now and then asking if I have a BIN price and I have to reply that the item already does have one . . . sometimes the questions I get make me wonder if anyone is really reading the descriptions to begin with.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:35 am 
 

I've done it successfully once.  My success rate is definitely worse than 50%... ;)

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:42 am 
 

I have tried it a few different occasions, but I have only been successful at it twice. One time I thought I was successful was back in the spring for that Dwarven Glory/Misty Isles auction, but the seller never put the $60.00 BIN on until it was to late. :(


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:20 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Never tried myself. I do a lot of resale, so imo, it wouldn't be ethical for me to try to chisel a cheaper deal than the market allows me to get ;)




That's my feeling also.  But of course I have no qualms about snatching up low BIN's that the seller posted on their own...  =)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:21 pm 
 

Reindeergamez wrote:
GraysonAC wrote:Never tried myself. I do a lot of resale, so imo, it wouldn't be ethical for me to try to chisel a cheaper deal than the market allows me to get ;)




That's my feeling also. But of course I have no qualms about snatching up low BIN's that the seller posted on their own... =)




Ditto. I've got no moral quandries about snatching up a low BIN - if someone isn't aware of an item's value, they should be auctioning the item ;)



I get a lot of my stock from folks that gamble on the low starting price, hoping it'll encourage more bidders. Sometimes it works.. and other times it doesn't :P

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:44 pm 
 

Been there. Done that. Only worked a couple times. Once got a B9 for $5!! It is usually not worth the hassle.


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