You're not supposed to, but you can on Ebay. Just select 'item no longer available' and you can take the auction down.....doesn't matter if there are any bids, they will all be cancelled. On the auction page it will say, "seller ended auction early because...." or something like that across the top header.
My gyess is he suspected the drum was worth more than his auction might net him and so pulled it before it ended.
Seen this before....a great deal in the works and....poof!
The way to prevent this is to submit a bid, no matter how low. The auction generally cannot be pulled by the seller once a bid has been tendered.
But that's not what happened here.....it was administratively cancelled, that's why you cannot even see if what is was. Ebay axed the auction because you're not allowed to sell magazines on their site. There have people that have snuck prohibited items through on BuyItNow only to have the auction cancelled and funds REVERSED after the auction. It's a violation on Ebay and PayPal TOS to use their services for certain "gun related items" (including magazines). So once they see the auction or sale, they cancel everything to wash their hands of it. You can get royally screwed as a seller if you already mailed the item and the buyer ghosts you.
Edited by delorean, 13 May 2019 - 12:47 PM.