In the heat and excitement of an auction, where you are the seller and the anticipation of a quick sale - you may receive an email 'offering' you a quick end to your auction from a 'local' who'd just love to pick it up today if you'd just sell it to him / her for "$ X.xx"
Remember... You might be dealing with someone totally honest and willing to make good on the deal... but... unfortunately you need to ask yourself what will happen if you withdraw you auction item in the hope that your ‘trade buddy’ makes good with his offer and you do not, in fact, complete the sale.
Keeping in mind you will still be charged for listing this item, and one that you will now have to re-list at additional costs
I have been approached many times by would – be ‘do – gooders’ and I will admit it could have been tempting as the price they were offering was well in advance of the current bid at the time of my auction but I was aware of not only the eBay policy to which we have all signed agreement to in our respective countries, but also I was immediately aware of the protection to ourselves as sellers in this great environment.
Always remember to complete your transaction on eBay - it's the safer way to buy.
Please do not offer to buy or sell items through this form without completing the transaction on eBay.
Remember, If you receive any communication asking you to transact outside of eBay, you should decline and be very wary -- such transactions may be unsafe and are against eBay policy. It is OK to report these things.
Ask yourself the questions…. Is this email inappropriate? Help protect the eBay community. Report all offers to buy / sell outside of the eBay community and this will assist in keeping eBay a great place to buy with great discounts and sell your unwanted goods.