Is it stupid to BIN?

dagnypup

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Feb 3, 2010
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What do you think about this?

If I found something that was exactly what I was looking for on ebay and had two choices:

1. stick with the 7-day auction and possibly get it at a cheaper price (or at at price that is what it usually goes for -- typically around $500-600)

2. Go ahead and do the BIN because somebody else might snatch it up in a BIN and then I won't get able to get it (BIN price $800).

This isn't something that NEVER comes around, but it just doesn't often come around in the exact specifications that I am looking for and in a good/used condition. I have seen similar items in excellent condition (or never been used) going for around $750 -- but I know that it all depends on the trend of the moment and supply/demand.

Any thoughts?
Dagny
 

suying

O.G.
Jul 20, 2006
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Dear Dagnypup, if i were you, the amount of money is what i can afford comfortably and i am definitely happy with the condition of the product, i will get it straight away without having to worry that someone might snap it before me.

However, if i have any doubts (even a tiny little doubt) then i will decide to place a bid. HTH
 

birkel

O.G.
Jan 17, 2009
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I tend to BIN I find easier and usually pretty much a number that the auction will reach !!!
 

dagnypup

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Feb 3, 2010
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Thank you all so much! I went ahead and did it and now I don't have to keep checking ebay for this item day in and day out like a mad woman! :giggles:
 
Aug 31, 2009
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Thank you all so much! I went ahead and did it and now I don't have to keep checking ebay for this item day in and day out like a mad woman! :giggles:
congratulations! can't wait to see your special reveal :yahoo: i definitely can relate to feeling like i can relax and not stalk ebay anymore lol!!
 

MaggyH

Hermes fever
Mar 1, 2011
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Congratulations! Please show us when you received it!
I normally ask the seller whether he'd accept a lower BIN price first.
 

lilith1

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Mar 7, 2011
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So glad you went with the BIN. If you didn't it would have been one of those things that you'd regret forever. Congratulations and give us a reveal!
 

dagnypup

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Feb 3, 2010
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thank you all very much. I am very excited to receive my new purchase .... and I hope to make my reveals(s!) very soon!! :graucho:

Cheers!
Dagny