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Old 02-24-05, 12:20 PM
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How to remove an item for sale on ebay?

Anyone know how to remove an item I am selling on ebay? Someone e-mailed me and offeredme alot and I decided I would sell to him, Im just having a hard time finding where to remove it. Thanks
Old 02-24-05, 12:22 PM
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First cancel all bids. Then go here:
http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EndingMyAuction
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Thanks!
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Beware. He may be a scammer trying to get something for free after you take the big bucks bait.
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I would get a postal money order from him first. If he's not in the US I would not do the deal.

Where is he from? What kind of item/price?
Old 02-24-05, 12:38 PM
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FYI,

This is not a good thing. It's better to have them bid & win through ebay then to cancel and do it outside of ebay. Heck you may make more by letting it run then by cancelling it.
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Originally Posted by strife
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This is not a good thing. It's better to have them bid & win through ebay then to cancel and do it outside of ebay. Heck you may make more by letting it run then by cancelling it.
Exactly. At least there will be more of a "paper trail"...
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why don't they just go through ebay?
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If he is so insistent on getting your item, why not add a Buy It Now option, so if he really wants it, he can buy it outright and not have to deal with bidders?
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
If he is so insistent on getting your item, why not add a Buy It Now option, so if he really wants it, he can buy it outright and not have to deal with bidders?


That's the best idea, but I would still let the auction run its course. Who knows, you might get lucky and get another person who bids a lot on it.
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You can have him place a bid for the amount agreed upon, and then end your auction early - his bid then becomes the winning bid.

But .... as others have said ..... you may be cheating yourself by ending the auction .... or he may be cheating you. In any case, I personally would prefer to let the transaction remain an eBay one.
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Is there a way to add a reserve with only 1+ day left on an auction? with 2 bids?
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Hey all. Didn't know I could add a BIN after the auction started. Anyway, it was for something my girlfriend was selling, and she offered 3 times the actual price, and the value of the item is worth half of that (some doll, we checked with various catalogs and such). Anyways, she is paying with a Money Order.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Hey all. Didn't know I could add a BIN after the auction started. Anyway, it was for something my girlfriend was selling, and she offered 3 times the actual price, and the value of the item is worth half of that (some doll, we checked with various catalogs and such). Anyways, she is paying with a Money Order.
As people noted above you should be very, very, very skeptical of anybody offering to buy an item for 3 times its value circumventing ebay and paying with a money order.

This is a COMMON scam where they send you a bogus money order and you get screwed because it bounces.

I would INSIST that the money order is a Postal Money order. If they say no, I WOULD NOT sell them the item.

Ask yourself this questions:
1. Why are they offering you 3x as much?
2. Why are they trying to circumvent ebay?

Unless they are in a "rush" to buy the item for someone's birthday it seems silly for them to pay 3x the value of something.

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That's why I said a US Postal money order.
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Gizmoe's about to be taken to the bank, two times.

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