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cloudcaptain22 Jun 2022 8:01 p.m. PST

This seems to be getting out of hand lately. The Ebay rules allow sellers to stop an auction if the item is no longer for sale. They can also stop an auction, say you asked to retract your bid, and get away with it. This way…they don't have to sell the item for a low bid if it did not range as high as they hoped. I have run into this kind of thing about 3 times this year. You can't even use the complaint system to alert Ebay about it as nothing fits the situation. So here goes, name and shame.

Model Expo. Canceled two auctions for ship kits with low bids. "Items no longer available". Going once, going twice, HEY LOOK at that bird! (off they scarper)

Prince Rupert of the Rhine22 Jun 2022 10:54 p.m. PST

I had the same situation with a seller selling laser cut scenery a couple of years back. Most of his stuff was "buy it now" but he put up a couple lots up as auctions and I snagged what was one of his "buy it now" bundles, normally going for £50.00 GBP, for a £1.00 GBP
I waited a while and no sign of the product or any evidence it had even been sent. So I contact the seller and without entering into any discussion he just refunded my money and called it cased closed. I told him I didn't want a refund but the product I paid for said there was nothing he could do.
Basically I think he just didn't want to honour a sale that left him out of pocket but then that's what reserve prices are for. I couldn't even raise with eBay because he refunded my money.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2022 6:08 p.m. PST

I automatically select "buy it now".

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