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Old 03-12-2018, 03:11 PM
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I personally don't like when someone outs an auction.

What bothers me the most is when a seller outs his own auction to beef up interest. If that's okay to do, then I will out all my auctions.
Don't understand this logic at all. The most basic rules of marketing indicate that it's not only ok to do...it's mandatory.

Why wouldn't you want to beef up interest in your items? If someone wants to give their items away, they can take them to Goodwill rather than leaving it to chance at the mercy of the unwritten rules of secret auctions.
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So what's the purpose of 'not outing an auction'? Allowing someone to pay less than fair market value for an item? Artificially limiting demand for an item and therefore reducing a seller's income? Manipulating free market conditions?

I'm all for fair and efficient markets. The whole things sounds communist to me.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:51 PM
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Don't understand this logic at all. The most basic rules of marketing indicate that it's not only ok to do...it's mandatory.

Why wouldn't you want to beef up interest in your items? If someone wants to give their items away, they can take them to Goodwill rather than leaving it to chance at the mercy of the unwritten rules of secret auctions.
Don't get me wrong, I am all for letting everyone know about my auctions. Marketing is the key to let everyone know, It's just my understanding that you are not allowed to out your own auction here on Net54 unless you are a paid advertiser.
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The purpose doesn't really matter does it?

What does matter to me is if something is listed oddly or in a place that's not obvious. Like lets say I list a bunch of stuff and forget to change the category so a T206 Cobb gets listed in the bicycle parts section of Ebay.

As a buyer, I wouldn't want the entire list to know about it. Even though many people use specific searches and it will probably bring an appropriate price anyway.
If it's in the baseball card section, out away, everyone who is going to outbid me - nearly everyone- has probably seen it.

If a card or something is in a small poorly publicized auction, that's something I'd like to keep fairly quiet.
That being said, when the auction I used to go to(now closed) had cards that I thought were a good fit for someone that I couldn't afford I did tell a couple people who I knew might be interested. Just not publicly
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I personally don't like when someone outs an auction.

What bothers me the most is when a seller outs his own auction to beef up interest. If that's okay to do, then I will out all my auctions.
On the BST page there is an section where people can pimp their own auctions if they want. Doesn't belong on page 1.
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So what's the purpose of 'not outing an auction'? Allowing someone to pay less than fair market value for an item? Artificially limiting demand for an item and therefore reducing a seller's income? Manipulating free market conditions?

I'm all for fair and efficient markets. The whole things sounds communist to me.
The point is to steal something at a lower price because others would be interested it if they knew about it.
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I personally don't like when someone outs an auction.

What bothers me the most is when a seller outs his own auction to beef up interest. If that's okay to do, then I will out all my auctions.
So you don't like when someone outs an auction, yet have a link on your posts to your eBay page. Mmmmm. Trying to process that.
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The major issue that has happened MANY times on this board and others, is that by outing an auction, you've now jeopardized the completion of an agreed to sale. That's why I asked years ago on the board, and the consensus was that you should wait 7 days to ask about a sale. That gives the buyer enough time to pay and the seller to deliver.
Many times, unscrupulous people (and yes, this board has their fair share or lurkers) will contact the seller and get them to cancel the sale in favor of a higher priced off-eBay deal.
Hell, it just happened in February on the 1951 Bowman Mantle PSA 4.5.

And advertising your eBay page is a ton different than saying "Hey guys, there is this awesome T206 on eBay ending tomorrow!" in a post on the front page.

If there's fraud, I get it. But don't just post an item asking if it's fraudulent just because the price is too good.
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I don't understand the concept of "outing" an auction, is it hidden where no one can see it?
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so you don't like when someone outs an auction, yet have a link on your posts to your ebay page. Mmmmm. Trying to process that.
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