Thanks!! I guess i'll have to keep my eyes peeled
The other week I saw a tiny but- gorgeous omc diamond ring on ebay with no minimum. I had bid on it right before closing but once it went past $250, it was more than what i wanted to pay (wasn't my size anyway). It sold for around $300.
A few days later, it was back on ebay but with a buyout price of $300. What gives? Do sellers make auctions just to see how much people would pay so they get an idea of price?
Ebay gets a lot of Non-Paying Bidders. They probably waited a few days and relisted.
That is so crazy that people don't pay. I am glad you informed us of this. I was always suspicious of an item that I bid on, lost, and saw relisted soon after. Now I understand why this happens so often.
Same here! I've never not paid for an item I bid on so I guess I assumed everyone else was this way. I have sold a few items on ebay (no jewelry, nothing high priced) and people usually always paid. I only had one exception where someone messaged me after using buyout that they actually couldn't afford it and requested I cancel their order. It was only the one time.
I would say it happens at least 25% of the time for me. They just ghost you. And don’t respond to messages. Once I was selling a camera and I was really frustrated because there were two people in a war and the one who won didn’t pay. They finally did write saying they couldn’t afford it. So why bid it up?? And then when I offered it to the second person they didn’t want it anymore. So I relisted it. eBay is not helpful because you’re not allowed to leave negative feedback and I think that’s one reason why there are so many non-paying bidders. It doesn’t really affect them negatively. also if somebody has zero feedback you cannot do anything about it - in other words you can’t just limit to people with feedback. Many times zero feedback people don’t pay. The only thing you can do is report it and if a buyer has lots of reports eBay might prevent them from buying. I also am able to block people who have a report from bidding. If everyone on eBay did this, then it might make a difference.