Yes and No.
Yes, it is against their policy. "Sellers are not permitted to
cancel bids and end listings early in order to avoid selling an
item that did not meet the desired sale price. This is considered
to be reserve fee circumvention. Although there are legitimate
reasons for ending a listing early, abuse of this option will be
No, if "something" happen to the product before the auction
ended. A legitimate excuse would be, if the item was lost,
broken, stolen, <insert any unchecked excuse here> or if there
was an "error in the listing".
Typical E-bay strict "un-enforceable" policy. What can anyone
do when "...an item that did not meet the desired sale price" due
to an "Error in the listing"?
----- Original Message -----
To: "datsun" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 12:39
Subject: What do you think of this?
> There are a couple sets of nice wheels on eBay right now with
> starting prices and no reserve. The text mentions a reserve
> though. Seeing this discrepancy, I asked the seller what
they'd do if
> the final bid wasn't up to the price they wanted - did they
mean to run
> it as a reserve auction? This is the response I got. Does it
> any eBay rules to plan to end no-reserve auctions early if it
> reach the seller's desired price?