INSANE increase on heart luggage tag after email

coachfreak

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Okay, I asked how people were decorating their heritage tattersall bags and many had the heart luggage tag.

I spotted one on eBay with a starting bid of $9.99 but had more than 4 days to go. I sent a message asking if they would consider a BIN of $30 (I thought original price was $38). Then I wanted to make sure it was the same one I thought it was and asked for the measurements, before I just made a normal bid.

No response to either message, but now the bidding is gone and the BIN is $50. Is that insane?

Was I wrong about the retail? Was it $48 and not $38 or did they just increase the price because of interest? They also edited the listing to include it was in fact the luggage tag and gave the measurement I asked for.
 

oopsididitagain

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I saw that one, I have it somewhere on my extensive watch list. It isn't worth $50 to me. It is a nice charm, though. Maybe the new cherries one is better.
 

sissabelle

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I just went through my receipts & it was $38 :yes:

Maybe after your message they looked up the completed listings to see what they had sold for? The last one was $49.99 so maybe they figured they'd try to get the same? In any case, it's totally rude they didn't at least answer you :tdown:
 

Mrs. MC

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That was very rude of that seller to do that. I love this charm. It is great for really big bags where the little charms kind of look lost on. If you have a chance to get one I would if I were you (sorry I am an enabler)
 

coachfreak

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I just went through my receipts & it was $38 :yes:

Maybe after your message they looked up the completed listings to see what they had sold for? The last one was $49.99 so maybe they figured they'd try to get the same? In any case, it's totally rude they didn't at least answer you :tdown:
Thanks! I didn't think I low-balled them since it is likely it was purchased at an outlet. Just wanted to be sure.

I almost sent another message that said "glad I could help you edit your listing", but I gained control of my mind and hit delete. I didn'tthink to check for what they sold for recently!
 

sissabelle

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Thanks! I didn't think I low-balled them since it is likely it was purchased at an outlet. Just wanted to be sure.

I almost sent another message that said "glad I could help you edit your listing", but I gained control of my mind and hit delete. I didn'tthink to check for what they sold for recently!

You're welcome, when you said $38 or $48 I couldn't remember so I just HAD to find the receipt to check :lol:

That makes sense, I don't think you low-balled them. I'm the person that obsessively checks to see what things sold for so I looked right away lol... hopefully you'll find a reasonable seller who also has some manners!
 

coachfreak

Looking for LVOE
LOL... they responded almost 12 hours later

My question: will you accept buy it now?
Answer: Sorry I already have a buy it now listed.

My question: is this the luggage tag and approx. measurements
Answer: yes this is the luggage tag and it is the only one on eBay, thanks!

I just had to laugh... was I really meant to believe they were already in the process of editing their auction BEFORE I sent my e-mails and that the changes were not a reflection of my questions.

Really, just unbelievable.
 

jen6292

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Yeah they were $38, but I remember that they sold out really fast. The were a very hot item!! :graucho:
 

chex62

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Yes this was a very hot item and VERY hard to come by! So with that the price goes up like everything else! Even if you could find it, it retails for $38 plus tax, putting you at $42-$43 dollars anyway! Plus gas to get there:shrugs: I don't see what the big issue is? Maybe your just bitter that you couldn't get it for $30.
 

nawth21

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It's not odd nor rude imo (meant in no snarky way or anything :smile: ). Many sellers will increase their BIN or whatever if there is interest. It was sort of rude that they didn't respond before doing it though, I would have said no, sorry and then increased my BIN but thats their business.