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#21 delorean

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 12:46 PM




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. 
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.

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.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:35 PM

But didn't Full Auto say he had a $210 bid going?
I have seen other stuff disappear suddenly and nobody ever seems to have an answer.
Looking at the high price on the mags and pouches I wonder if he thought he started it off with too low a minimum....maybe just decided to pull it and pay eBay the commission, then list it again another time.
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:37 PM

But didn't Villa Fuego say he had a $210 bid going?
I have seen other stuff disappear suddenly and nobody ever seems to have an answer.
Looking at the high price on the mags and pouches I wonder if he thought he started it off with too low a minimum....maybe just decided to pull it and pay eBay the commission, then list it again another time.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:12 AM

Yep, I had put a bid in of $210. Later, the email said it was no longer available. Bummer.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

If you click on the drum auction, you will see it's wiped from eBay's history:  https://www.ebay.com...2?ul_noapp=true  This means it was administratively cancelled......most likely because it violated the TOS (no high cap mags.)  Any bids were cancelled, and any fees are refunded.  They want to wash their hands of it as fast as possible.  Doesn't matter how many bids there were, who was high bidder, or even if it had already ended, they wipe it out and return all the funds and fees.
 
On the stick mag auction, it's archived, so it ended legitimately:  https://www.ebay.com...&orig_cvip=true   Look at the header, "bidding has ended".  That means time ran out or the seller ended it early.  Seller then relisted the auction with BuyItNow (could have just edited the auction, but it's not like there are any relisting fees in that category.)  Seller's can cancel bids if they don't trust the buyer, or just cancel them all and end the auction early (just select "item no longer available".)  This one violates the TOS as well, it just hasn't been flagged yet.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:35 PM

Hey Delorean....curious about your handle.....as my son and I have a 1982 DMC 12 that we're working in currently....😊
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 09:51 PM

Hey Delorean....curious about your handle.....as my son and I have a 1982 DMC 12 that we're working in currently....😊

Yep.....early '81 #000697. Had it 20 yrs next month, but haven't driven it in 7-8 yrs. Too many kids, too many jobs. Luckily it sits less than 10ft from my desk at work up on a lift in the warehouse. So at least I get to see it every day. Will get it going again one of these days.

Have fun! Be careful on the highway, as I've almost been run off the road three times by people hanging out of their windows trying to take pics of the car.

Edited by delorean, 16 May 2019 - 09:53 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 01:19 PM

Email me if you ever find yourself in Minnesota, and let me know where you are at.
Not a lot of these running nowadays!
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