Why submit a best offer for the full asking price?

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I’ve had a very strange Best Offer today – on an item with an asking price of £24.99 I’ve had a Best Offer submitted for £24.99!

I’m not sure if this was an error, whether the buyer simply wanted to explain why they wanted the monitor, or if they had some other reason for using Best Offer instead of Buy It Now. I also wasn’t aware that buyers could make Best Offers for the full asking price.

I thought I knew eBay pretty well but there’s always something around the corner to surprise me – what have you learned on eBay lately that you’ve never come across before?

7 Responses

  1. I recently offered more than the BIN!

    I didn’t notice for 3 days, & they didn’t accept, so I was able to cancel the offer.

    It wasn’t you was it?

  2. It happened to me once on an immediate payment required listing. They didn’t pay for 2 weeks and then when they did they filed a SNAD within a few minutes. A few weeks later they did an unauthorized payment chargeback for several hundred dollars.

  3. We often get these, a typical example would be “I’ll pay XXX if you include a free tap/light/panel” I don’t really care how they do it as long as they pay 😀

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