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eBay Adding OBO w/o Seller Consent9806

Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
[In my best Seinfeld voice]

What is deal with eBay adding “or best offers” to my listings WITHOUT MY CONSENT!!!!

On Saturday ebay had a promotion to list 200 items w/out a listing fee…I listed about 50 items that I had previously terminated before the listings had ended so I didn’t get wacked with a 35 cent listing fee as everything is automatically renewed.

I meticulously REMOVED THE OBO OPTION from every single one (because eBay thinks this should be the default). That was Saturday….today I’m getting a bunch of low ball offers….sooooo annoying. WTF, EBAY?!

Thoughts? It seems this occurs whether it automatically relists my items or whether I list them myself (even when I opt out of the OBO).

Every.

F’n.

TIME.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
You can batch edit up to 500 listings at a time.

I did it when I added sales tax to my listings.

It saves tons of labor.
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Collector etapi65 private msg quote post Address this user
I brought this up in another thread about ebay and people kept telling me I was not turning something off or clicking something. They do this every time a post doesn't sell and with their new format where most auction are only 7 days by default it's taking constant attention to keep up with it. Love getting an offer of $10.00 for something posted at $150 that I know had the "OBO" turned off.
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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user
And yet another reason why I never have or ever will sell on eBay
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
I've tried to list books with OBO but it then defaults to 30 days - is there a way to drop it to 7 days??
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Collector etapi65 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by KatKomics
I've tried to list books with OBO but it then defaults to 30 days - is there a way to drop it to 7 days??

Maybe, they just changed the interface to a bloody mess. Might be possible now. I used to always have 30, but a couple months ago everything changed to 7-day for my BIN auctions. The only way to change it (as far as I can tell) is to remove the listing and redo it or it keeps re-posting at your original settings.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@etapi65 yup...sounds like a cluster you know what all the way!!
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by etapi65
....or it keeps re-posting at your original settings.


...At the original setting Except they add OBO with a default of 50% of the BIN price....so they modify your listing. I can’t seem to figure out a way around that. Keeps happening even when I manually re-list it and remove OBO from it. That’s my gripe, anyway.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by drchaos
You can batch edit up to 500 listings at a time.

I did it when I added sales tax to my listings.

It saves tons of labor.


Will check that out later...didn’t know OBO was able to be edited in that manner.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
dislike eBay....but it's a necessary evil....unfortunately.
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Collector comic_book_man private msg quote post Address this user
@Drogio Why not just make the Best Offer minimum the price you actually want? Then set the base price 10-30% higher?

I'm not going to lie, I often offer 50-90% on key books just to see what happens - even if its overpriced compared to market.

Maybe you can beat eBay that way?
I dont know - worth a try!
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