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Thread: e-bay goof up!

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    Super Member deplaylady's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Yesterday I was skimming through the quilting section of E-Bay and saw a double wedding ring quilt up for auction. Well....the bid was $46.00 so I decided to bid $47.00 and see what happens. Well, I hit confirm and as I did I noticed that my maximum bid was $4,700.00 instead of $47.00. Needless to say, I won the auction but the winning bid was $70.00. That was a little more than I could pay but knowing the rules, I made the bid and have to live with it. I did e-mail the seller to see if she would take sympathy on me, but I guess the money talked louder than I did. Be careful when you bid that you don't get a twitch and bid too high!
    You sound like you honestly made a mistake. I would have taken pity on you. I was selling an iPhone for my DD and one bidder beat out another at the last minute. The next day they sent me a note saying they were sorry and that thier daughter had bid by mistake, etc. Looking at their bidding history, I saw they were bidding on two at the same time (won both) and went with the cheaper one. Of course by then the next highest bidder that would have gotten the phone (beat out by $20) was no longer interested. I had to file a non-paying bidder complaint to get my fees back. I couldn't even leave a negative for the bidder - sellers can't do that anymore. If the person doesn't want to pay for the item, there is absolutely nothing the sellers can do. At least you honestly made a mistake - the other person knew what they were doing. :-(

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    Junior Member NanaInVirginia's Avatar
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    I am curious now as to what you got for your $60.50. Will you post a pic when you receive it? Please.

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    asI understand ,you can ask ebay to cancel your bid, I did a while ago and they accepted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaInVirginia
    What would have been really bad is if the seller used another account to drive the bid up.
    And BONUS points to Nana!!

    That's exactly why it is so frowned on, and the number of times you've retracted a bid is now visible on your feedback page.

    Shill bidding, stalker bidding, proxy busting bidding.

    While the retractions could very well be the result of an error, you never really know. ;-)

    It's been so long since I've seen one, I can't remember if the cancelled bid is visible on the bid history page.

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    Senior Member Tennessee Suzi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glynda
    The seller does not sound like they cared about their customer. Usually a seller can tell that this was truely a mistake. Had you notified them and AOL immediately, it would have been taken care of. There is a section for withdrawing your bid, and this certainly would have fallen into the rules of being able to withdraw your bid.
    I notified both within seconds of my tricky finger. I must have been too close to the end and therefore it was a mute subject.

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