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on 04-17-2012 08:05 AM
What does the option on your selling page "send to online auction" mean? What will this do if I select it and click ".." ?
Thank you !
on 04-17-2012 08:43 AM
It means several things...
* the listing you have as current will end - and all fees already due for it will remain due - you'll just cut your listing time short.
* the listing will now become an auction for 7 days - with all new fees due for the change
The only time in my opinion, it is wise to opt in for this is when a listing has accumulated enough 'watchers' who may hopefully, suddenly, start a bidding war over the item - for me this number is 10 - you may pick whatever number you want.
Winner's never quit, and quitter's never win. Life is fragile, treat it with care.
on 04-17-2012 08:35 AM
It will change your Buy It Now listing to an auction listing. It's just an option.
on 04-17-2012 08:51 AM
It will remove one item from your inventory (Quantity Available) in a Fixed Price Format listing.
It will list that item in Auction Format,7-day duration. (if listing fees are applicable, you will be charged)
on 01-23-2013 03:13 AM
so what does the bid start at on an online auction?
This is new to me...I thought we set the lowest asking price. People would then place bids on said item. If one were to select this option will it mean that a recently listed 700 dollar item can be bought at a dollar? PLZ REVISE
on 04-29-2014 07:23 PM
Based on previous eBay member comments; buyers reap, sellers get screwed. You have your fixed price item but this option turns it into a 7 day auction starting at $0.99. eBay can you clarify this?