Originally Posted by Scipio75
Sold??!! Never thought someone would buy that model for USD 1'500-- ...
The funny thing with Ebay is that it is a gamble. In this case the seller got really lucky.
Its obvious the buyer probably was unaware of the real value of the model and they probably had the assumption that a "buy it now" must be bought asap before someone else grabs it and they will miss out on a potential good deal.
On the other hand, there are smart buyers who deliberately wait for the seller to lower their price and not buy in an attempt to have the seller re-list at a lower price. I have been haggled down hundreds of dollars on many of my expensive items because i showed desperation to sell my items in my description.
Alot of times buy it now prices are way overexagerated simply because a buyer will most probably offer half of the buy out price. If a seller asks for $100 a buyer will offer $50. But if for the same item the seller exagerates to $1000, chances are he most likely will be offered more than $50. In the case of this auction, the seller started at $1000 and he figured people will probably not want to bid more till the last minute if they even bid. But a buy it now....seems tempting because people will be eager to grab a potentially high demand item.
In conclusion, the buy it now price is more like a game of cards. one doesn't know what the poker face is really up to. Its almost like a lure or a thrill of the hunt to see if you just might make out big before someone else does.
Then of course lastly, the buy might be the usual scam, to be relisted later with the excuse that the buyer backed out. However the seller has been able to promote his item so other buyers will now assume this item may potentially sell out fast regardless of the flaws. So lets see if it may show up again in due time.