Good points Wayne. Though reading the posts at RS, it is very interesting. Yes she posted them with a BIN of $100. each. Each auction came out in 15 minute intervals which were set on a timer by using a Lister program.
The auctions were Bin'd & thus ending the auctions. They do stay on the Bin page for a period of time & someone"s" saw they were gone & what they went for & offered the seller a higer price per figure. It could be for a single figure or a group or all of them.
As mentioned by Scott "smcwilliams",
Originally posted by smcwilliams:
I had a certain member send a email to me instead of the seller offering more money for them.
It looks like one of the interested party's which is an RS member used the "Ask Seller A Question" feature & offered her mega bucks. In his haste, he or she clicked the winning bidders user name without know what they did & sent off the offer. Thus Scott get's the email from the interested party. He holds the key as to who it is & may also hold the key as to what an offer may have been on said figure"s".
All this looks like it happened after the auctions were Bin'd. Now I can see if there was no reserve on them & had a few days to go, someone can make an offer thus making the seller end the auction. Happens all the time. But when an auction has ended & the seller informs the bidders later with the email that was sent to them, it goes against eBays rules.
I do not buy her excuse that they were:
on consignment with someone and between the time that the pictures were taken and the auctions were created for launching that seller has subsequently spoken to "experts" and now refuses to relinquish them to me for distribution.
The key words here are "created for launching"
which IMHO was by using the Lister program.
It all comes down to she was offered major amounts of money for them & she got gready. She sells 12 first issue figures for a total of $1200. We all know they are worth a heck of alot more than that. Some of those figures can command $500. plus each. So thats $6000. plus in our collecting world.
I don't blame the buyers for being pissed over this. If I was one of them, I sure as heck would be
I'd neg her & complain to eBay yadda-yadda-yadda...
As for that auction you won Wayne, I always check the bidder history. Like I said, down to the dying seconds, no one else came in & out bid you. I thought it was fair to let it go as I knew you were the high bidder on it. There will be more, in time.
Just post those pictures when you get it. I'm looking forward to seeing them.
Stay tuned folks for more exciting storys from "The Seller That Went Bad!"