I think I P.O.ed the seller

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I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:48 pm

This is the seller's listing. ---► https://www.ebay.com/itm/Case-Mini-Trap ... 3981848423
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And this was the description of the knife.
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This was my offer.
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This was his counter offer.
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Considering the picture(s) (one equal to the first post), and NO description, I felt like I was going out on a limb with that offer.
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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:55 pm

*sigh*
I have to wonder if he knows the meaning of the word "unopened."
I have to wonder if he knows where Bermuda is.
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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:59 pm

I looked at his completed auctions and didn't see any knife sales. Lack of experience but he didn't need to be so snarky.
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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by ea42 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:21 pm

Here's the thing with the Ebay offers, which gets a little confusing:

If someone has an item up for a Buy It Now price and also has a "Make an Offer", it means they'll consider offers under the Buy It Now price.

If they have it set up as an auction with a bid price, it means they'll only consider offers over that bid price, not under. I've experienced the same thing when these offer choices started showing up. I thought it meant to send them an offer under the asking price, just like a Buy It Now. Didn't take long to realize what was up. People tend to get a little testy when you lowball 'em LOL.

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:02 pm

Eric has it right. It’s one of the new “features” eBay introduced a few months ago. I made the same mistake the first time I saw it. You’re supposed to make an offer higher than the listed “starting bid” price. Confusing as it looks too similar to the OBO method. ::disgust::

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:50 pm

I wasn't aware that was going on. I was under the impression that it was the same as OBO. Now I know. He still handled it poorly IMO. He could have just rejected the offer.

And besides, the knife is very poorly listed. ::huff::
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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by zzyzzogeton » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:53 pm

Well, he is now on my "Don't buy from this guy." list.

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by TripleF » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:17 am

Good night Nellie!!! LOL. Knice counter offer! Dork!! :roll:

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by DocZ2006 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:23 am

I may be a little cynical, but there is also the possibility that he added the extra zero hoping you'd accept the deal, mistaking it for him accepting your $24 offer.

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by Suredan » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:44 am

Maybe he needs the money to buy a decent camera. He also has another peanut listed as new that has a big scratch on the blade.

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by Colonel26 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:22 am

I guess I’m just a Luddite, but in all the trading I’ve ever done “best offer” has always meant a lower than asked price. This makes no sense to me.
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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by bighomer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:34 am

I'm with you neighbor. ::handshake::

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by Lansky1 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:28 am

LOL Jerry - thats hysterical !! I've done that so many times (offering below the starting price when they use make offer) - works out probably one out of ten times ... worth the effort (gotta get your offer in early though, shortly after listing starts) ! There's no way to know if we should offer below a starting price - I guess it just depends on the seller. You did nothing wrong in offering below his starting price ... his response made me laugh though !!
pffffft that's not a knife ......... now THAT'S a knife !! Crocodile Dundee

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:38 am

I noticed if you scroll down, toward the bottom of that listing is a box that says “Tell us what you think”. Click on it and give ‘em what for! :lol:

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Re: I think I P.O.ed the seller

Post by Lansky1 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:09 pm

How about responding to him ... "I saw your counter offer of $240 ... based on the fuzzy pictures of the knife in the auction, I think you may have mistakenly added a zero. Can you please confirm your counteroffer as eBay sellers that use the "make offer" feature should expect bids below their starting price unless otherwise noted". That would be a good retaliatory ::poke::
pffffft that's not a knife ......... now THAT'S a knife !! Crocodile Dundee

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