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Ebay offer on something I'm watching - is this new?

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So I'm watching a Tokai jazz on eBay. Not going to buy but at some point stuck it on my watch list. 
Log into eBay for something else and the seller has sent me an offer with a lower price in it! Not something I've seen before - is it a new feature? 

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Yes it’s something you can do. Has it got a buy it now price?

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Wait for the emails to start arriving

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49 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Wait for the emails to start arriving

for some reason I didn't get an email telling me. Are there a lot? 

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1 hour ago, LukeFRC said:

is it a new feature? 

I used to get an offer of a discount occasionally, but I’ve been getting it on most things I’ve been watching for the last month , except cars 

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I think when sellers drop their price or reserve, you get an email.  I don't think sellers can target watchers.

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15 minutes ago, warwickhunt said:

I think when sellers drop their price or reserve, you get an email.  I don't think sellers can target watchers.

BIN price the same, no reserve ... bloody clever idea if it is a new feature. 

Nice looking bass too shame about the wear of the finish 

 

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1 hour ago, warwickhunt said:

I think when sellers drop their price or reserve, you get an email.  I don't think sellers can target watchers.

I sold a few bits before Christmas and had the option to send offers to watchers. You can't target individual watchers but can send out an offer below your asking price and when new watchers get added in you can send new offers. No idea when it came out though

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You don't even have to put it on your watch list. You click on anything and you will get emails asking if you are still interested or here are similar items that may interest you. It's getting more and more desperate.

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Always worth going into settings and adjusting your email settings. I'm still scarred by the 16 emails I got over some socks I once bought. One notably referred to my "customer journey" for these socks.

Nice socks, mind you!? 

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23 minutes ago, Cat Burrito said:

Always worth going into settings and adjusting your email settings. I'm still scarred by the 16 emails I got over some socks I once bought. One notably referred to my "customer journey" for these socks.

Nice socks, mind you!? 

You bought socks on eBay? Where do you live? St Kilda?

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1 minute ago, ubit said:

You bought socks on eBay? Where do you live? St Kilda?

Says Wiltshire UK .....!

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I get a lot of clothes online. I had no idea I was quite so decadent!?!

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10 minutes ago, Cat Burrito said:

I get a lot of clothes online. I had no idea I was quite so decadent!?!

I was only being hilarious mate. I buy clothes online too but socks I get from Tescos 😉

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13 hours ago, LukeFRC said:

for some reason I didn't get an email telling me. Are there a lot? 

The emails depend on what your mailing preferences are. I only get messages via email

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Yes, the buy it now is for everyone to see and bid on. Then once there is a build up of watchers you get the option to send all of those watches a deal price to try and tempt them.

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40 minutes ago, ubit said:

I was only being hilarious mate. I buy clothes online too but socks I get from Tescos 😉

My feet have slightly more specialist requirements than the current range at Tescos! :swoon:

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12 minutes ago, Cat Burrito said:

My feet have slightly more specialist requirements than the current range at Tescos! :swoon:

 

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@LukeFRC, I can only apologise for the bizarre turn your thread has taken!

Something's afoot! :$

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14 hours ago, warwickhunt said:

I think when sellers drop their price or reserve, you get an email.  I don't think sellers can target watchers.

They can. If you are selling something, the new thing (ie, the last time I sold something, I don't regularly sell) is eBay will give you a button saying 'Send an offer to your watchers to tempt them into buying, we recommend £nnn' which is probably some scaled value.

So you dont' find out who your watchers are or get to talk to them, but you can send them like a group offer. And I don't think it is only watchers, I think there is a 'you looked at this, there is an offer on it' thing too

 

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, ubit said:

but socks I get from Tescos

Not if you've got size 6 feet like me, all mens socks usually are flashed 6 - 11,

which means they flap off the end of the foot - not good.

😎

Do we get to turn this into a foot thread ?

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