(06-27-2012 02:39 PM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: I currently have an item up on the bay and it has a reserve. I just received a message from a user asking me what the reserve was. "That way if I can not afford your reserve i will not waste your time of mine." I'm guessing they meant "or mine", but whatever. Anyways, is it normal for people to ask this kind of question? If it is, is it normal to give out this type of information? I'm guessing if it were, the reserve price would be listed. I've never used a reserve before so I'm kind of clueless as to these "proceedings". Any kind of help is appreciated. Thanks.
(06-27-2012 03:01 PM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: lol. Thanks for the info. I knew what I was doing with the reserve, so that way I could consider the options. However, I was just curious about whether this was normal or not because if he put what he's comfortable paying and either he wins and I accept his offer (if under the reserve) or someone outbids him, I'm not seeing where anyone really loses any time. I'm not fully tied to the reserve, in fact, I highly doubt it'll hit the reserve (though I'm surprised where it's at already with 4 days and about 3 hours left). I just knew that I didn't want it to sell for like $35 or less. Everything from this sale is pure gravy, going towards supplies and probably a box or two to bust (hopefully get another complete set) if it were to sell for what the reserve is. You, and someone I texted, make it two people who don't see a problem informing them.
(06-29-2012 11:45 AM)TangoVictorMike Wrote: Having reserves sometimes scare people away from bidding. One easy way for people to find out what the reserved price is is to bid a crazy high amount, then once you see the reserved price, you then just retract your bid. Then you know what the reserve price is. That's why I think you should just set your item at the price you want to sell it at. Again you may scare bidders out, but at least you won't have to pay extra to put a reserved price and then not be able to get your item to sell over the reserved price