tezza wrote:I agree. I thought the ruie was once bidding started, the only option was to include a buy now for someone who made an offer? Even that's a dodgy practice.
Gibsaw wrote: - and you can't do it once reserve is met, so no-one who has bid above reserve loses out.
Gibsaw wrote:There's this nonsense propagated by trademe that once reserve is met, the auction process is sacred, but frankly it's ridiculous. An auction is just an agreed process for deciding the highest bid. I see no good reason why a seller can't effectively say "it's reached the price I will accept. Sold. No more bids."... As long as everyone knows that outcome is available.
KarlSten wrote:That would certainly change my bidding behaviour. No more sniping...
KarlSten wrote:But in this case, the rules are pretty clear and appear to me to have been broken. I did send an email to trademe, I hope the other watchers and the other bidder did as well.
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