Skype and Best Offer win a sale

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Skype on eBay listingsFor the first time today a potential buyer Skyped me from an eBay listing. They had some additional questions to ask that weren’t covered in the auction description and simply clicked the Skype call button on the listing.

I wasn’t expecting the call and it had slipped my mind that any and every potential buyer could contact me. That however is the whole point of having Skype on my listings. Buyers can easily communicate as and when they want to. This particular buyer could have simply sent a question by email but rather than a long drawn out email exchange the deal was tied up in two minutes on Skype.

The good news is that after asking about two particular products the buyer finished the conversation telling me to stand by for an order and sure enough he placed a Best Offer. Even better because I now have auto-accept on my Best Offers I didn’t even have to click a button for the sale to be completed and the buyer to pay.

I do like the new features such as Skype and Best Offer enhancements that eBay have introduced over the last year. Already I’m finding it hard to remember what it was like trading without them.

5 Responses

  1. I like the sound of Skype, but I had a horrendous 3 years with “Three” during my last contract. I could not beleive the reliability issues I experienced with both LG & Nokia handsets, Along with diabolical coverage that I got in various parts of the country (even London).

    Also when I terminated the contract they offered me an unbelievable deal of ร‚ยฃ5 per month with 300 texts & 300 mins of calls, I was so determined to get away I declined.

    So now if I want to resurrect my interest in Three for Skyped I have to get over the reluctance of using “Three” as a provider, my concerns over the reliability of handsets AND the fact that I could have had a ridiculous deal if I had stayed with them 4 months ago!

    I’ll probably have to pay full whack now ๐Ÿ™

    Does anyone know if there another way to get Skype to a mobile without using Three?

  2. I don’t have Skype but best offer with auto accept/decline is great, I’ve had a couple of offers made, accepted and paid for while I was away doing other things ๐Ÿ™‚
    And a few silly offers auto declined which saves a lot of time ๐Ÿ™‚



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