The first and only bidder on an item up for auction withdrew their bid, stating that they entered the wrong amount when in fact they entered the exact starting bid?
Because if there are no other bidders all you will see is the starting amount. Say the opening bid was .99 cents on an item I am willing to pay 40.00 and I accidently type in 400.00 I can retract and re-enter the 40.00 but if there are no other bidders the high bid will still show .99
Longbeard if you go and click on the 0 bid history and page down, you will see how high someone actually bid when they retract a bid. The op opening bid was $32.00 and that is exactly what the retracter bid because he retracted a $32.00 bid 4 days after making it. If he would have bid more, his retraction $ amount would be higher, so if he had a $100.00 proxy bid in, his retraction would show $100.00
Being 4 days later and showing he retracted 3 times in the last 6 months, i would add them to my bbl.
Taking you example above if you accidently bid $400.00 and retracted it and rebid $40.00 right away, it would show on the bid history retaction that you retracted a $400.00 bid. That would be perfectly fine with me with you bidding the $40.00 right away. No bbl for you seeing you followed the rules correctly.
Ok, lets fix what i said above, trying to make it clear. yes, your first bidder and on the auction page you would be shown at .99 but on the bid history page, it will show a $400.00 bid retraction but i wouldn't know that you rebid $40.00 because high bid showing is just .99 since you were the only bidder. Only ebay and you know what your corrected bid is but that is acceptable because you rebid right away.
Maybe in this case the buyer did not realize they could raise their bid without retracting the first. I had a buyer ask me to cancel a bid once so he could raise his bid so there is that chance.
Ebay only gives you 3 choices to pick from and actually that is the least damaging one to pick from. Yes, it isn't right but at least they retracted before the auction was over and causing bigger problem.
If this was their first retraction, i would leave it slide but seeing it is at least their 3rd, i would add them to my bbl. Being a seller you should be able to see a 12 month retraction record where i can only see 6 months on this end. i might have left them slide(depending on my mood at the present time) at 3 if they reracted the same day but 4 days later, no they can screw an auction up retracting that many days later.
Problem is the bidder never rebid and he retracted his bid yesterday already.
How can a bidder withdraw a bid for entering the wrong amount when they bid th exact starting amount
You can report for invalid bid retraction which should but a strike on buyers account
oK, This bidder did not really type in the wrong amount on his bid. he just decided he did not want this item after all. In order to get the Retraction he wanted--he had to check off one of the three reasons listed. So, he just picked one--valid or not.
Even though his reason was invalid--Ebay DID accept it--and let him off the hook. That's what Ebay always does.
Ebay's Retraction Policy sends out mixed messages. They allow Sellers to report Invalid retractions--and thereby put a Striike on that buyer's acccount. But--at the very same time---they do allow the buyer to cancel his bid.
Actually, I believe eBay's system could determine if a retraction was invalid and disallow it without requiring a seller to report it. The system could verify if the seller added anything to the listing since the time the bid was placed or if the retractor rebid immediately after bidding the wrong amount. Verifying that the seller's contact info is correct may be a little more complicated, but could be done with the proper software coding.
What am I saying?! Ebay would rather spend time on useless program changes than actual improvements. Of course, it would probably take competent programmers to write an effective code anyway so I don't expect anything along the lines of improvement in this area in the foreseeable future.
Yeah, his reason is totally invalid. Since he entered the exact starting bid, it should be a 'binding contract', like it says when you click 'submit bid'. And I guess it won't do me any good to report it either. And now the bidder emails me a lower offer, which of course I won't accept. I haven't even replied as of yet. I'm not sure how to handle this. Maybe just block him I guess.
1. Put him on your Blocked Bidder List.
2. Report the invalid retraction.
3. Report the offer to buy off-eBay (should be a link in the message in your My eBay: messages).
4. Don't reply to him.
Thanks, I see where to report the retraction and email offer, but I don't see the Blocked Bidder's List?
Go to the Site Map (link at the bottom of most eBay pages) and in the center column are several useful seller links (or links to links in some cases), including the Blocked Bidder List.