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hi,
I have a question regarding purchasing items from ebay. it is against Ebay regulations or unethical to contact a seller about an item that is up for bidding and negotiate a private transaction? thanks for any info on this matter.
 
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Yep. So?

What you don't get is any recourse if the transaction goes bad. Since the transcation didn't occur on Ebay.


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You can always just bid like crazy and drive the price up with 5 days left on the auction with no reserve.



But yes. You're not supposed to do that.


Well, unless the seller lists here and decides to sell through here, and withdraws the auction on eBay.

I guess that's the gray area.

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thanks for the replies. i fiigured as much, but still wanted to make sure. guess i'll bid and hopefully the price doesn't get to high.
 
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Quote:

it is against Ebay regulations or unethical to contact a seller about an item that is up for bidding and negotiate a private transaction?


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Quote:

Yep. So?


Eh, "Yep." was the answer...


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