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  1. immyjay54

    immyjay54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I hope I'm doing this okay. If not, PLEASE disregard and delete.
    WHY !!!!!!!!!!!! If a person is selling something at auction on here and they have a reserve, why don't they start the bidding at the reserve price. I got a message from BYC last night telling me that I had won the auction. I immediately went to my pay pal account and sent the bid amount and the shipping. This morning I got an email saying I was $3.00 short on the reserve price. This made me feel really foolish thinking that maybe the seller thought that I was trying to cheat them. If there is a reserve, that amount should be listed somewhere. When I got the message from BYC, I just figured that I won it. Please don't think that I'm trying to cause a problem with anyone.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Before paying on any auction that had a reserve, it is best to check and see if the reserve has been met. Since you didn't make the reserve, you can ask the seller for a refund. They should accommodate you.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree - if people will ONLY accept the reserve price, it should start at that price. Otherwise it's a irritating guessing game - remember when someone would say I have a number, it's between 0 and 90 gazillion, guess my number? Just tedious.
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree - especially on this forum, where people tend to start bidding when they think the 'Price is right' - setting a reserve just tells me no matter what I bid, it's jsut not enough and the item is just way out of my price range anyway, so I just disregard those auctions. I, too, think that there should be no reserve, just start the auction a few dollars less than what you actually want and it tends to take off.
     
  5. immyjay54

    immyjay54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm not sure but I don't think it said anything about a reserve when I made my bid. When it was over I got message saying I won auction. I didn't even check auction again, I knew what I bid and what the shipping was so I just did the pay pal. Also, I got email from seller I sent the payment saying that I was short and it was such a small amount that I sent it to them. It is all okay between me and seller and if I knew the reserve, I would have paid it in the first place. Just made me feel that seller might have thought that I was trying to pull a fast one. I did learn to not do this again. lol I will make sure I check before sending payment. All is good but sure did make me feel like a heel.
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Ok, at this point this issue needs to be taken private between the buyer and seller.

    All auctions are either reserve or not. There is now way to change it midstream.
     
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