Greedy E-bay idiots!

From: J.C. Wren <>
Date: Thu Feb 5 20:43:17 2004

Doc Shipley wrote:

> On Feb 5, 2004, at 5:53 PM, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Joe R. wrote:
>>> Have you ever noticed how many times some people will relist the same
>>> item? I remember one item that I know the seller relisted at least 8
>>> times.
>>> They must be paying an arm and a leg in listing fees. You'd think
>>> they'd
>>> wise up after it didn't sell the first couple of times.
>> Yeah, that really gets me. Especially when I make a reasonable offer on
>> something that has received no bids at least a couple times, and the
>> seller balks and relists it. By the time they actually do sell it (if
>> ever) they are already in the hole with all the listing fees!
> Last time I read the seller's FAQ, eBay doesn't charge fees on an
> item with no bids as long as the seller relists the item.
> So, it's actually cheaper for the seller to relist than to sell it
> offline.
> Of course, relisting an item 6 times at the same minimum when you're
> getting no bids is kind of dumb.

Why? Most of these people use some sort of auction management software
like eBud. It takes about 4 clicks to relist an item. Sooner or later,
some one will likely buy it. You just have to find someone who hits the
right search terms, needs it, or wants it. With most of that stuff,
it's not costing them anymore to keep it, so why not keep listing it
until you hit your price. There's a sucker born every minute.


> Doc
Received on Thu Feb 05 2004 - 20:43:17 GMT

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