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Old 31st January 2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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So, I just "won" an item on ebay for $1. This item has a normal retail value of $199. The seller isn't to happy about this......

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This makes no sense at all why you were the only bidder on this and got it for $1.00 plus shipping.

This retails for $199.

This is not the cheap made unit.
Should I feel guilty? Did I not "win" the item fair and square?

He obviously didn't mean to give the item away, but it wasn't his first ebay auction either. I personally think he should have known better than to start the auction so low and then assume the final price will meet his expectations.

I've already payed him his $1 + shipping.
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Old 31st January 2010, 01:49 AM   #2
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So, I just "won" an item on ebay for $1. This item has a normal retail value of $199. The seller isn't to happy about this......



Should I feel guilty? Did I not "win" the item fair and square?

He obviously didn't mean to give the item away, but it wasn't his first ebay auction either. I personally think he should have known better than to start the auction so low and then assume the final price will meet his expectations.

I've already payed him his $1 + shipping.
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"That's life."
"Just the way it is."
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Old 31st January 2010, 01:50 AM   #3
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Haha! this is quite funny, ive often thought this must happen sometimes.

Well done lol
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Old 31st January 2010, 01:59 AM   #4
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Haha! this is quite funny, ive often thought this must happen sometimes.

Well done lol
Heh, I just hope he doesn't throw the thing down a flight of stairs before he ships it. I mean if he ships it.
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Old 31st January 2010, 02:18 AM   #5
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If he is putting up an item for a dollar, and has no reserve, it was his gamble.

Don't feel guilty, you got lucky.

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Old 31st January 2010, 03:36 AM   #6
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If it makes you feel better, flip him a 20 and hopefully your product won't see the stairs.
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Old 31st January 2010, 04:05 AM   #7
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If it makes you feel better, flip him a 20 and hopefully your product won't see the stairs.
Oh, good idea...... but I think I will put a little twist on that.

I'll PP him a few extra bucks if/when it shows up in one piece.
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Old 31st January 2010, 04:13 AM   #8
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Feel guilty - get it off of your hands and out of your mind so you can sleep at night - send it to me - for $1
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Old 31st January 2010, 04:52 AM   #9
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Feel guilty - get it off of your hands and out of your mind so you can sleep at night - send it to me - for $1
It would actually cost you $31. Shipping is a *****.
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Old 31st January 2010, 05:31 AM   #10
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This happened to me too, with a Russian seller; won a photo lens for $1. Since I've sold things on eBay I know about the fear that such thing might happen. I did not like the "this is life, swallow the bitter pill" view of things, rather, I thought, it's us who make life the way it is so many times. So I told him that I thought it was not fair for him to get a price so far from the market value, and it would be ok with me if he wanted to cancel the transaction. He then said it was my luck and that he wanted to honour the transaction. We were both happy.
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