.Greg wrote: " Someone offered him an undisclosed sum (obviously more than $175), and he sold it. Apparently, eBay then lets a seller insert a different item in its place. It was news to me. "
An ebay seller can close an auction at any time and sell to the current high bidder. There is no need to put another item in it place. In fact, the seller can close the auction any time and simply say that the item is no longer available for sale (among several other reasons available, none of which is verified by anyone, so the reason is actually irrelevant).
John Dunn in Boise
> I was following this too. When it changed to a videotape(!!?!?!?), I e-mailed
> the seller. Someone offered him an undisclosed sum (obviously more than
> $175), and he sold it. Apparently, eBay then lets a seller insert a different
> item in its place. It was news to me. Since that bike was previously
> discussed here, I'd wager it was one of us who got it. Anyone want to
> Greg "where did that Falcon go?" Parker
> A2 MI USA
> Ray H. wrote:
> > Message: 12
> > From: Ray Homiski <Wheelman@nac.net>
> > To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
> > Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 20:51:17 -0400
> > Subject: [CR]The strangest thing
> > I have been following this road bike on ebay for a few days and I got =
> > the URL from this forum. Now the URL takes me to a Harrison Ford Movie =
> > (Air Force One) but the photos of the bike are still there. Looks like =
> > ebay hosed up something and now I cannot find the bike. Check it out.