Can you add a buy-it-now?

mere girl

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Hi - a seller has agreed a buy-it-now price for me but has just received a bid on her listing. Is it still possible for her to add a 'buy-it-now' price to her item? I have a feeling that once bidding has started (with no reserve) then it is too late to add this feature? Can anyone advise me please? Many thanks, x
 

ophelia87

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No she can't. She could have added one before the the bid happen, but once someone bids it becomes an auction only situation.
 

mere girl

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hmmm.. I thought so - so the only way to do it is to end the listing and re-list with a buy-it-now?
thank you for your reply by the way! x
 

fashion_mom1

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what I do in this scenerio is open another listing with a buy it now option. If the buyer is really serious (or you in this case) they will buy it now quickly. Then I will take the other listing down. The reason I do this as a seller is because I have had people tell me they would buy it now then don't, and if I close the first listing I loose my bids and I have nothing. I hope that makes sense.
 

fashion_mom1

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she'd have to end the auction and relist with a BIN.
I think I just do "sell similar" or something like that. However I am sure I pay more fees this way, but you still would if you had to relist it a 3rd time. I could me all wrong on this, but it has really worked for me.