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Old 07-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #1 
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Aquabid help?

I don't know where to post this so I will try here.

I want this fish I made the mistake of telling the breeder.
He said

"Dear Sarah
Offer price 20 usd.
Please book me to delete from the auction."

What is he talking about.

There is no buy it now option for me to click on. So I made a bid and $20 being the highest. Now someone out bid me wtf. I should have just waited till the day it was to close because I feel I have brought attention To the fish. I hate bidding wars.

Was the breeder scamming me?
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #2 
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Sometimes the language barrier is pretty high, lol. I don't think you were scammed.
He was offering to sell you the fish for $20. Had you replied with a confirmation he would have taken the listing down. Unfortunately you were outbid before the deal was made.

Next time, if you don't want to wait and there isn't a buy it now, don't bid. Just offer the seller and he will take the fish down.

It doesn't work quite like ebay IMHO. They SHOULD always have a buy it now if they are willing to take a certain amount but like I said, it's different in different parts of the world.

You couldn't find what you wanted in the US? You know fees are going up AGAIN.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:22 AM   #3 
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I agree. He was trying to get you to pay the $20 for it, by sending payment over paypal I assume, and then he would close the auction. I haven't listed on aquabid, but from my understanding, you have to wait before you can relist an auction. BUT it has happened to be on ebay where a buyer will say they want something for one price, I end the auction and put up a fixed price option, and they never purchase it. I think he was just making sure you were seriously interested.

As for bringing attention to the fish, check the highest bidders feedback, if there is none, then he might be shrill bidding (where the seller or family members bid to get the price up). If there is indeed feedback then it's legit, and whether or not you bid, that person was extremely interested in the fish. I myself tend to bid on items that don't have bids, unless I really HAVE to have it.

Just a few thoughts though. I hope you get the fish though!!! Maybe contact the seller again, if the feedback from the other bidder is legit?
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:37 AM   #4 
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Thanks guys you are all very helpful.

Can I still offer the breeder more then the high bid now. Or is it too late?

I bought a fish from him a few days ago and it will be shipped next weekend. I pick up my fish from the transporter and wanted them to be shipped together.

The other bidder has way more transaction then me and all positive. Damit! Maybe it just was not ment to be.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #5 
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At this point, you now have to outbid the other bidder to get the fish.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #6 
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Thanks guys I will just have to see what happens. I should have waited oh well.
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