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Community Member
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎12-27-2008

Best offer

I have had a few offers for one item I am selling. Is it ok to accept one but not the other, even though the offers are the same? Shippingwould be different and i am afraid i would lose money on the one offer since it is west coast - I am on east coast. I have eight available 

bed*envy
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Posts: 3,735
Registered: ‎09-29-2009

Re: Best offer

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in reply to auntiemamel

Yes, you can accept whatever offer you want.  I believe it will auto decline the other outstanding offers.  Nice problem to have BTW..obviously there is enough interest in your item.

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Posts: 5,803
Registered: ‎05-26-2005

Re: Best offer

in reply to auntiemamel

If the listing is for only one item, then as soon as you accept one offer, the listing is Sold and the other offers immediately expire. If the listing is for multiple items, it's still OK to accept an offer based on factors other than the amount of the offer.  

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Posts: 2,705
Registered: ‎03-16-2008

Re: Best offer

in reply to auntiemamel

Yep, you can pick which one you want. You can even pick a lower offer over a higher one too. Some might wonder why you would but  selling price isn't the only factor. As you pointed out, shipping might be cheaper to a local buyer or it might be a repeat customer that you want to keep happy, cheaper offer offers to buy in bigger quantity or you don't like the toolhauz rating of the higher offer are some more reasons why to take a lower offer over a higher one.

prettywoman-2012
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Posts: 7,296
Registered: ‎03-12-2012

Re: Best offer

in reply to auntiemamel

auntiemamel wrote:

I have had a few offers for one item I am selling. Is it ok to accept one but not the other, even though the offers are the same? Shippingwould be different and i am afraid i would lose money on the one offer since it is west coast - I am on east coast. I have eight available 


It is entirely up to you, indeed, which offer you accept! You could even accept a lower offer than the other one, if you would rather do business with that buyer who made the lower offer. Sometimes, a seller can wait of more offers to come in, if he / she anticipates a larger than usual demand for the item. Just make sure you look at the offer closely to see when it will expire. I also use the Make an Offer option and it is the most common form of my sales. You can select to accept an offer automatically, too, then enter the minimum you are ready to accept. Or, if you would like all offers to be rejected below a certain amount, only fill in that price, in the listing form. Best of luck

PW:womanhappy: