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How does Make An Offer work on eBay

Recently, I like to shop on eBay because I have some money in my PayPal which I do not want to transfer to my bank account. Instead of just putting the money there, might as well I spend it, money not spend is not yours, right? So, I bought a few things from eBay. Is it safe to buy from eBay? I bought something few months ago and I got what I bought. I think it is safe to buy from eBay. Try to look for reputable seller with high percentage of positive feedback. Today, I want to talk about the eBay make offer option. How does make an offer work on eBay? Read below.

How does Make An Offer work on eBay

The best offer option or make offer option allows you to make an offer to buy an item at the price you suggest, which gives you a chance to negotiate the price with the seller and buy the item at a lower price than the normal selling price. The seller can accept your offer, decline your offer, or make a counteroffer.

How to make offer on eBay

You can only make an offer if you see the Make Offer button below the Buy It Now price in the listing. It means the seller accepts best offers from you. If the Make Offer button does not appear in the listing, it means the seller is not interested in receiving offers and you should not try to contact this seller to negotiate price or terms. Doing so violates the eBay policy.

How to make offer on eBay

How to make offer on eBay

To submit your offer, sign in your eBay account and click the Make Offer button. Enter your offer. You should only make what you consider to be the “best” price for the item. If you want to include a note to the seller, click the Add message to seller link. Click the Review offer button. Review the information and click the Submit offer button.

If you make an offer on eBay do you have to buy it?

Yes. You have to buy it. You have to pay for it. You should use the make offer option only when you are serious about making a purchase at the price you key in. If your offer is accepted by the seller, you and the seller are required to complete the transaction. You can make up to three best offers for most items. Expired offers, declined offers, and retracted offers all count towards the limit of three offers.

How I make an offer on eBay

Few days ago, I was thinking to buy the “3-1 Diamond Microdermabrasion Dermabrasion Vacuum Spray” machine, which costs AU $97 (approximately RM 285). However I have insufficient money in my PayPal account. I used the make offer option to offer a price lower than the selling price. I entered AU $90 and submitted my offer. After waiting a day, the seller declined my offer. It was so heartbreaking and the seller did not make a counteroffer. I tried to make another offer which was AU $93. However, I did not want to buy it anymore. I retracted my offer before the seller accepted it. If the seller accepts your offer, you cannot retract your offer anymore.

How does Make An Offer work on eBay

eBay retract best offer

As mention earlier, we can only make up to three best offers for most items. Expired offers, declined offers, and retracted offers all count towards the limit of three. If I want to buy that item again, it will be my final chance to make another offer for this item, as shown above. What if I got rejected again? I will have to buy the item at normal selling price which is AU $97. Well, I changed my mind. Instead of buying Diamond Microdermabrasion, I made another offer to buy “Hot and Cool Facial Steamer” at US $62, which originally costs US $65.99. The seller accepted it. I am so happy. I paid just now with my PayPal. I will write an article about how to buy from eBay soon.

What happens if you make an offer on eBay?

What’s more? Best offers are good for 48 hours, or until the listing ends, whichever comes first. If the seller does not respond to your offer within 48 hours, it is canceled. If the seller accepts your offer, you will receive an invoice for eBay purchases and you are required to buy the item. Bear in mind that shipping costs is not included in the price you offer.