There is no reason for me to feel guilty about this, but I do.
I always look out for the secondhand ergonomic mouse I use as I'm clumsy and they fall on the floor a lot. They are normally new ones that private sellers have tried and not got on with. If you are lucky, you will pay £20-£25 for one and I put in a second bid near the end as I was sure there would be other bidders, but I was the only one.
The seller had listed the item starting at 00.01p. I waited 48hrs before paying with the P&P as I was sure he would contact me etc. It arrived today, obviously he was expecting it do well,came unstuck, but stuck to the deal.
I had a similar, but not quiet such a low price situation a few weeks ago. I'd been looking for a light oak TV unit and most of the one's available looked a bit like rabbit hutches IYKWIM then I saw one I liked on ebay, it was exactly what I was looking for the right size, solid oak and perfect condition, start price was £20 and even better they had the matching lamp table which started at £15. I waited until an hour or so before the auction end and left a highish bid on each of them, I couldn't believe it but no one else bid on them and so I got both of them for £35, I was well pleased!
When I sell anything I start them at a low enough price that's hopefully attractive to buyers but not so low that I'd be annoyed if that's all they sold for and I ensure the auction end time doesn't correspond with dinner, kids bedtime etc
After many years of keeping an eye out for the perfect stand for two large wooden cats to sit on, I spotted the very thing on eBay Sunday night. A small black wooden opium table ( ) free P&P, but from a seller in Germany.
Well, it was delivered this afternoon Interestingly, I found the same seller on Amazon. Free P&P, but £5 more expensive.