Post # 1
So here is the scoop..
I have a few items on eBay. I am new to it. My first item sold using the buy it now option so I never saw the bidding process..
My second item has 4 bids. Starting at 59.99. It’s now up to 65.05. I was confused at first because the first bid was for my starting price. And my buy it now price was gone. Which was $100. I called eBay and he said the person who bid first put a max bid of $100. So if my auction ends tomorrow at say 65.05.. Do I get 65.05 or my $100 buy it now price? eBay is so confusing!
So sorry if that didn’t make sense!
Post # 3
When a person bids, they have the option to input a “maximum bid”. So if someone else starts biding on the item, Ebay will automatically bid for you up to your maximum bid. This comes in handy if you’re not around to manually bid on something.
If no one else bids on your item, it will sell for the 65.05
Post # 4
@ms.melli: Did you set a reserve price for the second item? This is taken right from eBay’s customer support page:
A reserve price is the lowest price that you’re willing to sell your item for. You can set a reserve price when you create your listing. The reserve price option is only available for auction-style listings.
To set a reserve price:
1. Go to the Sell Your Item form.
2. On the Create your listing page, scroll down to the Choose how you’d like to sell your item section.
3. Click the Add or remove options link, select Reserve Price, and then click the Save button.
4. To enter your reserve price, click the Change link next to No Reserve price set for this item.
5. Enter a reserve price, and then click the Save button.
If your reserve price hasn’t been met when the listing ends, you don’t have to sell the item to the highest bidder. If you’d like, you can always make a Second Chance Offer
to one of the bidders.
Post # 5
Thank you so much ladies!
Post # 6
I think you cannot put a reserve after somone bids on it, but yeah if the action starts at 60 they get it for 60 or more and not the buy it now option. The buy it now option disappears becasue it is now an auction.