eBay's Make A Best Offer feature explained + What sort of offers will I accept?
This is a great feature that sits in-between auctions and fixed prices.
When you see the button Make Offer in a listing it means you can click it and offer me - or any other seller using it, a price for the item in question.
The seller can then accept, decline or send a counter offer back. It works a maximum of 3 times per item-offer so don't waste your offers by sending in super low prices, be realistic!
Many of my fixed price items have Make An Offer on them. This is mainly for more than one item where I will offer a discount for 2 or more of that item or for where you are buying several products and we agree a deal.
I may also accept offers on single items depending on stock levels and time of resupply etc and will normally reply with a small discount on most items "because you asked" but don't expect offers of big amounts off on single items to be accepted.
All my products are set up with good, fair single item purchase prices. I do not deliberately over-price in order to set up some sort of haggling situation where we can meet in the middle - I'm not a far eastern bazaar!
So please don't offer half price for one and then get annoyed (as some have) and say "well why do you have best offer on if you'll only give me a paltry amount off"...as I say it's more intended for more than one not singles.
...go into any high street shop and ask for a big discount on any single item (or in most cases any number of items) their answer will be "no" unless they are doing some sort of everything must go sale - and it's the same here.
If your offer is too low I'll reply with a counter offer. The Counter Offer will be the lowest price that is acceptable to me.
If you make an offer and I refuse it contact me and I'm happy to tell you what what I will accept.
If you want to buy several products contact me saying what you'd like and ask for what I can do.
Keep in mind that there is a limit no matter what the quantity is and with eBay fees on sales now at 10% of the sale value I am limited on what I can do especially on lower priced products.