When eBay profiteering goes bad

Dec 24, 2004
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Huh? No. He probably camped out all night to get that preorder.. and he made a LOSS on the auction. He paid $900+ for the package and the auction went for $728+$60 shipping.
 
Dec 24, 2004
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Mr Toast said:
The auction says he only accepts bids from people with 50 feedback or more. He has a loophole of sorts.
Those are the super-anal eBay guidelines for selling a PS3/Wii preorder. The SELLER must have 50+ feedbacks, a linked paypal account, post the receipt, etc. The BUYER only needs more than 0 (see closer to the button of the auction).

No loophole, but i wouldn't be surprised the PS3 accidently goes "missing" (bailout.jpg)
 
Feb 13, 2005
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thingonaspring said:
yes you can but tends to cause people to shy away if the price is too high.
Yeah, but in this case, NO ONE expects your reserve to be lower than the cost of the system. No one's expecting any "deals" on the PS3 on ebay. I don't think it'd scare anyone to try to break even with the reserve.
 
Jun 6, 2004
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Yamaha98 said:
Always wondered about these type of scenarios. What happens if the seller decides NOT to ship this & makes a total new account to start over?
Unless he has 2 different credit cards then he's screwed as an error message indicating that the credit card he's registering with is already on Ebay's servers will prevent him from getting a new account.
 
Feb 14, 2005
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momolicious said:
are yall just jealous of ebayers or what
Yea that must be it.
Im gladly keeping my preorder, its funny this guy is ****ed on a loss.
Lets not start another debate about right and wrong on this issue. Its very funny that he tried to make a big ass profit on this and is losing money
 
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This was totally happening for the 360 launch too. I remember because I got my 360 before launch because I won one, and I looked into maybe ebaying it, but the 360s for sale on there that other people had won were pretty much only going for around the actual retail price so I decided not to and opened the box instead. Then the day the 360 actually came out the prices jumped to over $800. WTF?? Oh well....
 

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He should've waited. Many people are suspicious of bidding on something that the seller doesn't yet have in-hand. Even if you laboriously explain to them 100 times the concept of a preorder, and point to your positive feedback, if the wrong couple of people see your auction, it's sunk.

Putting new consoles on eBay also seems to be something that you should generally keep other items out of (i.e., sell the console on its own). During the 360 auctions last year, I noticed that the few auctions that contained other items like games or controllers generally picked up much less profit. People don't like to have bundles forced on them.