I'd like to have a moan about eBay bidders.
We've been shamelessly hawking a load of old junk... er, I mean, offering a range of quality second goods on eBay recently. As per normal, I start the price low, and let the auction take its course.
I could, of course, offer "Buy it Now", but I don't - as mentioned above, I just want to let the auction run its course. If I was open to an offer, I would have added a "Buy it Now" price to the auction.
Still with me? This is very complicated.
At least I assume it's all very complicated, as an irritatingly high percentage of our auctions attract a message along the lines of "Hi, mate - woud you be prepared to accept an offer to buy it right now?"
Well, excuse me Sherlock, but if I was minded to accept such a proposal, wouldn't I have listed the item with a "Buy it now" price? Is it not unreasonable to assume that as I didn't this, I'm likely to say "no thanks"? Did you perhaps assume that I maybe just forgot to click on the "Buy it Now" option when listing my item?
This has quickly gone from puzzling, to bemusing, to downright annoying. I've now decided not to respond to these queries, as the danger of firing back something drippingly sarcastic may be counter productive.