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Old 8th February 2007, 12:10 AM   #51
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They did originally have a reserve but no longer offer that feature. So where as you could previously set a low starting price and a realistic reserve as a safety net, you now have to decide whether you set a low starting price in the hope that you attract enough interest to push the price up to a sensible price, or set a safe, high starting price and the possibility no-one will bid.


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thanks for the info on canceling auctions, I'd been under the impression that you were locked in once bids had been placed.

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Old 8th February 2007, 12:27 AM   #52
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.......you now have to decide whether you set a low starting price in the hope that you attract enough interest to push the price up to a sensible price, or set a safe, high starting price and the possibility no-one will bid.

thanks for the info on canceling auctions, I'd been under the impression that you were locked in once bids had been placed.

I would take the risk of getting no bids rather than take a big loss on selling an item for a lot less than it's real value. Starting a high quality/value item at a low price is only attracting sharks and opportunists who are not prepared to pay what it is worth. It might take longer with a higher starting price - but relisting it again and again will only cost a few dollars.....and might eventually find the right buyer.

The only thing that you are locked into once bids have been place is the layout and content of your listing. Before bids are received, you can alter the listing, text, photos, starting price, buy it now price etc.....Once bids have been placed - no revisions can be made - but you can cancel the listing.
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Old 8th February 2007, 01:18 AM   #53
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No longer offer a reserve?#

Not great . .
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Old 8th February 2007, 04:19 AM   #54
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They did originally have a reserve but no longer offer that feature.
Are you sure? My eBay listing program still has reserve price as an option. This is the program supplied by eBay that updates itself everytime I use it, so I think it is up to date.
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Old 8th February 2007, 04:35 AM   #55
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According to a search on the ebay.com.au help:
"Reserve auctions are available only for auctions in select vehicle categories."

so they haven't entirely done away with reserve auctions.

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Old 8th February 2007, 10:02 PM   #56
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ebay will joyously be forcing sellers to accept paypal payments as a condition of listing from march 1.
Do you have a link for the above? I hadn't heard this news. I'll be selling elsewhere if it's true. I accept Paypal for certain international sales, but EFT is so easy (and virtually free) for most people here in AUS that it is stupid to incur Paypal fees. If they changed to a "buyer pays" fees model it would make more sense.

I was wrong about the reserve price still being available in AUS. I never used it because it discourages bidders.
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Old 9th February 2007, 01:39 AM   #57
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Jeff, rereading this it seems the changes only applies to post 17th Jan 2007 registrations. I suspect it might be the thin edge of wedge however.

http://pages.ebay.com.au/help/polici...ts-policy.html

"To improve the safe payment options available to buyers, eBay will require sellers who register after 17th January 2007 to accept at least one of the preferred safe payment forms of either PayPal or a merchant credit card facilities, in their listings. Other additional payments options, which are currently permitted onsite, may also be provided. Please be aware that this requirement will be enforced starting mid March 2007."


we are safe for the moment:

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200701231029022.html
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Old 20th May 2008, 01:46 PM   #58
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Default Another PayPal issue

They recently changed the shipping options -- a lot of folks have been getting JFETs, HexFETS and Lateral MOSFETS from me but the shipping charges for Euros and Loonies, Aussie Dollar etc aren't showing up.

I've contacted PayPal about the issue.
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