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Old 04-28-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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I am a bit Pissed! I was bidding on a Sabco keggle on Ebay.. When the price hit What Sabco sells them for I said **** it and ordered direct from Sabco.. So now I get an E-mail that the guy bidding against me has retracted.. So I am on the hook to buy this thing after I already bought one from Sabco.. I will honor my bid and buy it ($81.00) But this seems way fishy to me..

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:34 PM   #2
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I am a bit Pissed! I was bidding on a Sabco keggle on Ebay.. When the price hit What Sabco sells them for I said **** it and ordered direct from Sabco.. So now I get an E-mail that the guy bidding against me has retracted.. So I am on the hook to buy this thing after I already bought one from Sabco.. I will honor my bid and buy it ($81.00) But this seems way fishy to me..

The Up side is Hello new kettle to start my transition to the AG side

You didn't realize that people will bid against you to drive up their price? Can't you retract?
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
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I am a bit Pissed! I was bidding on a Sabco keggle on Ebay.. When the price hit What Sabco sells them for I said **** it and ordered direct from Sabco.. So now I get an E-mail that the guy bidding against me has retracted.. So I am on the hook to buy this thing after I already bought one from Sabco.. I will honor my bid and buy it ($81.00) But this seems way fishy to me..

The Up side is Hello new kettle to start my transition to the AG side
I'd suggest reading eBay's policy. I'm not so sure that you're obligated to buy it after you had been outbid....even if he retracted.

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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If I retract, the seller can **** my account.. Not a big deal since I wanted 3 anyway just planned to buy them over time

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Something's squirrely.... I would definitely contact Ebay... If you were outbid, then the bid was retracted, I think they have to OFFER it to you, but I don't think you're OBLIGATED to buy it... I could be wrong, but I'd be surprised...


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I just checked, and learned, that you would be obligated as the highest bidder. Good thing you didn't go bid on something else and win.

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So now I get an E-mail that the guy bidding against me has retracted.. So I am on the hook to buy this thing after I already bought one from Sabco.. I will honor my bid and buy it ($81.00) But this seems way fishy to me..
I'd retract your bid if the auction hasn't ended. Or was it a 'second chance offer' you received? Ebay is full on scammers, both sellers AND buyers. I'm getting increasingly p*ssed off with it too. I've sold a few older cell phones on it recently. After getting the first two 'won' by non paying newbies from Africa wanting my full bank details to pay (Yeah....Right, And you've just found i'm the long lost heir to $40million in Nigeria too?) I had to constantly cancel bids from 'Zero Feedback New Members' on my next listings as i expressly told them in the listing 'LESS THAN 5 FEEDBACK? DO NOT BID - CONTACT ME FIRST'
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That's surprising, but good to know. That'll make me think twice about bidding on stuff...


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I am a bit Pissed! I was bidding on a Sabco keggle on Ebay.. When the price hit What Sabco sells them for I said **** it and ordered direct from Sabco.. So now I get an E-mail that the guy bidding against me has retracted.. So I am on the hook to buy this thing after I already bought one from Sabco.. I will honor my bid and buy it ($81.00) But this seems way fishy to me..

The Up side is Hello new kettle to start my transition to the AG side
Yeah, if that dude retracted his bid and was more than yours, you need to contact the seller and tell him you are off the hook.

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I was in this situation a couple of years back.

I don't think you are the highest bidder unless you have the highest bid at the time the sale is over. Since you came in second the seller can ask you if you are still interested in purchasing the item for your bid, but I don't think he can make you do anything.

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