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If the auction ended but the reserve price was not met and I was the last bidder what is next...
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-08-2012

Hello if I was high  bidder on an item that ended but the reserve price was not met what is next if the auction ended...

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inceptions
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Posts: 13,023
Registered: ‎01-20-2005
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in reply to ortegaregina2012

If the reserve price was not met, there was no winner. You are released from any obligation.

 

If for some reason the seller has second thoughts and wants to sell at the highest bid price, he will send you a Second Chance Offer. But as he paid for a reserve, he likely wants that price and may relist the item and try again.


mr_lees_deals
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Posts: 7,620
Registered: ‎12-06-2005
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in reply to ortegaregina2012

It did not sell. So next? As a buyer, nothing.

As a seller? Up to him whether or not to relist or make a second chance offer

 

LC

“Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” Zig Ziglar
mrsmtn
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Posts: 13,056
Registered: ‎08-14-2008
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in reply to ortegaregina2012

Nothing. The item did not sell.

angelgirl327
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Registered: ‎01-08-2007
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in reply to ortegaregina2012

If the reserve wasn't met then there is no winner.  But the seller might do a second chance offer to you as the highest bidder - if you were close enough to the reserve.  You would have the choice to accept or not.