Ebay bidding question

mintman2

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Once again one of my fellow ebayers did something that totally baffles me. I put up my 06 sterling Clemente box with a starting bid of $250. Someone emails me asking what I would take to end the auction and sell to them. I replied that since I had never even seen one offered for sale I didn't know but to make an offer and I'd consider it. Here's the baffling part........They email me back their offer, $250. What ????? Why would someone do that ? If they were willing to pay that why not simply put in an opening bid ? What am I missing ? Anyone have any idea ? Or is this just an example of someone doing something goofy.
 

bdink25

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Apparently he was willing to go $250.00 for the card. If he bid on it someone else might bid higher.
 

lep1010

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ya may wanna change the spellling in your auction ... you have Robert'e' ... instead of Robert'o' ... will come up in more searches ... good luck with the auction! - erik
 

mintman2

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ya may wanna change the spellling in your auction ... you have Robert'e' ... instead of Robert'o' ... will come up in more searches ... good luck with the auction! - erik

THANKS ERIK !!

If I have a typo in the title frequently I just leave it alone for the mispelled seekers to think they might get a steal but not on this one.
 

JamesNevans

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One more possibility, sometimes people will follow the bidding of a person who bids on things they do, so they can compete for the same items. Yet one last possibilty is that a person's buying through their eBay account may be subject to scrutiny by the spouse, maybe wants to keep the $250 off the books!
 
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