Voiding Ebay auction as a seller, Pls advice..

jimmyhaha

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sell low cost stuff, maybe unlucky - final price is about ~$25 below recent auction price

I have this in my ebay auction page...

"I reserve the right to end the auction early if local buyer is found or refuse to sell the item if u have NO or a lot ne"

Can I just VOID the auction and tell ebay the transaction is CAN ?

The auction end already..
:(

cancelling auction early and cancell all the bids individually is a Pain in my @ss

maybe next time I should put something like this on my auction page...

Disclaimer : I reserve the right to end / void the auction anytime if local buyer is found and pay me me more even if you are the highest bidder or winner of my auction, which rarely happens. I will also consider to refuse to sell the item if u have NO or a lot negative feedback, or if there is a communication problem between us in the transaction.

 

bmacd

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Jan 15, 2001
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were you sober when you posted this? i'm having a hard time comprehending this, but it's also 3:23am

-=bmacd=-
 

fr

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It sounds like the auction has ended when you mention that the final price is $20 under the average. You are going to have a hard time cancelling it after it has ended. You will probably get negative feedback.
 

iamme

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If it hasn't ended (and after you sober up :p) you need to cancel all the bids and then cancel the listing.

Here ya go: LINKY
 

RudeBoie

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Feb 28, 2000
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You're supposed to be responsible for whatever the price ends up at, just like bidders are, so you may deserve some negative feedback for it.

That's what reserves are for too.

Your best option is to tell the seller that you made a mistake in the auction or have damaged it or something beyond saleability. Then, just pay the EBay fees, and that's it.
 

PsychoAndy

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Dec 31, 2000
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Originally posted by: RudeBoie
You're supposed to be responsible for whatever the price ends up at, just like bidders are, so you may deserve some negative feedback for it.

you cant leave negative feedback if he cancels the transaction.

let me say this.

de jure standpoint: you are in violation of the TOS. that is against the rules
de facto standpoint: nobody will care, especially ebay. they already got paid. lord knows they care about that more than anything else.
 

anonymouschris

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if the auction ended, you are responsible to sell it to the buyer at the auction ending price. ebay's "reserve price" feature can avoid situations like these. if your too cheap to pay for that feature, then you are going to have to deal with the risks and consequences.
 

RudeBoie

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Feb 28, 2000
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How weird. I was bidding on some shoes, and I guess he must have done what jimmyhaha is thinking of doing, cause 1 day after it ended, I see the exact same pair up for sale again.

That kind of stuff really is unfair.
 

Mulderizer

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sometimes people will end the auction because a bidder emailed them asking if they could "buy it now". that has happened to me before. I declined the offer and was able to get a much higher price.