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geez! - seller declined my offer, then changed the buy-it-now to a higher price. what is this? is this reportable?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-06-2008

buy-it-now and make offer buttons on listing.  sent seller offer on buying more than one qty at lower cost than the buy-it-now price. afterwards seller changed the buy-it-now to $6 more. what is this scam called? is this reportable. asked seller about doing this and seller denied but gave no explanation.

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Community Member
Posts: 1,965
Registered: ‎11-24-2011
in reply to nkb999
Would a reputable seller behave this way? Walk away from this interaction knowing this seller doesn't meet your standards of professionalism and good faith! Who would ever want to transact with a greedy manipulating rude weasel? Don't waste another breath on this and continue your search for your item from a polite respectful human. Good Luck on your quest!
Community Member
Posts: 2,373
Registered: ‎06-28-2006
in reply to nkb999

Scam?  What scam?


The only policy violation here is you offering to buy items off eBay (your request for unlisted - i.e. multiple - items).



"Ignorance is no excuse. Unless I'm wrong."
Community Member
Posts: 1,907
Registered: ‎12-12-2007
in reply to nkb999

The seller should be thanking you. Your lowball offer made him take another look at his item and realize that it was worth more than he thpught.

While he has undoubtedly put you on his BBL, you probably will make him a substantial profit.

Community Member
Posts: 13,085
Registered: ‎11-19-2002
in reply to nkb999

Hi nkb999


It's not a scam if you didn't pay.


No, it's not reportable.


The item is still the seller's until the hammer comes down - he can raise the price by $600 more if he wants.

Community Member
Posts: 7,084
Registered: ‎02-01-2011
in reply to nkb999

Its a big red flag waving in your face.

Would you still buy here?

Community Member
Posts: 3,754
Registered: ‎07-25-2011
in reply to nkb999

if it was a buy it now they can jack up the price anytime they like to.

Move on find another seller of same item

Life Is A One Time Offer,
Use It Well.
Community Member
Posts: 65,528
Registered: ‎05-11-2005
in reply to nkb999

Scam? How do you figure?

Reportable? No.

Find another seller.

Community Member
Posts: 1,466
Registered: ‎05-16-2006
in reply to nkb999

"but gave no explanation."


That's because you are not entitled to one.


Find another seller as I'm sure this one has placed you on their blocked bidders list.


A scam would be if you paid for something and got nothing or you paid and got something totally inferior to what you thought you were buying. There was no scam here.

Community Member
Posts: 316
Registered: ‎10-18-2005
in reply to nkb999

Pot calling the kettle (offering to buy off EBay )