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)
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.
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.
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
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....
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.