eBay have changed the way that feedback is displayed and now highlight when a Best Offer was made by the buyer and accepted by the seller. The display now shows the original selling price crossed out with the text “Best Offer price was accepted” displayed underneath.
I’m trying to figure out if this is good or bad for sellers? Does it matter that buyers can see I’ll accept a Best Offer on almost anything as after all that’s why I’ve added the Best Offer feature in the first place. It’s no bad thing for buyers to see I’m willing to bargain
The new feedback display doesn’t show the price at which Best Offers were accepted, merely that an offer took place. It’s just like having a sale sign in a high street shop window – it indicates that there are reductions on normal selling prices to be found at this location.
Of course with the automated handling of Best Offers on eBay I in reality I don’t much notice if I’ve accepted Best Offers anyway. The only time I manually accept and offer is when it falls below my highest automatic decline price and my lowest automatic accept. The only reason those prices don’t always coincide is on products where I’d accept a lower price for multiple quantities and although I’d decline a certain price for a single quantity I’d accept if you bought 20 at that price.
Do you mind the fact you’ll take offers shown for all to see, is it a good move or are you neutral and it doesn’t bother you in the slightest?