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quinn ortmeyer
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So I've started my first BGG auction, and I wasn't sure if stuff would sell, but so far it's going well. I have another copy of some of the games that have sold with BIN option. Is it ok to add some duplicate games, and if so should I pm the people that didn't win the auction but had bid, to give them a heads up, that I will be adding duplicate games or just list them without a BIN option? Or am I over thinking this? Just don't want to piss anyone off.
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Certainly acceptable for you to post a second copy. If you wanted to be a really nice guy, you could offer it to the person with the last highest bid before the item went BIN. Generally you would offer it to that person for the same BIN if you wanted to go that route, but there is no reason you "HAVE" to do it. If you decide to offer to folks first, do not put it up on the auction until you have a response as to if they are going to accept or not.

Congrats on your success and good luck!
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Killing Joke wrote:
If you decide to offer to folks first, do not put it up on the auction until you have a response as to if they are going to accept or not.


While some might disagree, I'd put a time limit on the offer - "I'll hold the item for 24/48 hours before listing it if you want to take me up on this offer." Some people are lax about responding to geekmail, so having a deadline you're up front about will save you some headaches down the line.
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Idaho11 wrote:
Killing Joke wrote:
If you decide to offer to folks first, do not put it up on the auction until you have a response as to if they are going to accept or not.


While some might disagree, I'd put a time limit on the offer - "I'll hold the item for 24/48 hours before listing it if you want to take me up on this offer." Some people are lax about responding to geekmail, so having a deadline you're up front about will save you some headaches down the line.


Totally agree here!
 
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Idaho11 wrote:
Killing Joke wrote:
If you decide to offer to folks first, do not put it up on the auction until you have a response as to if they are going to accept or not.


While some might disagree, I'd put a time limit on the offer - "I'll hold the item for 24/48 hours before listing it if you want to take me up on this offer." Some people are lax about responding to geekmail, so having a deadline you're up front about will save you some headaches down the line.


This was my thought. Or, post the item but with this as a term on it, so everyone knows for the next 24h, people who had already bid have priority. Geekmail them to let them know too. Gives the other people participating in your auction more time to consider bidding/BINing if the original folk don't want to.
 
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Thanks for the input. I've messages the 2 people that this might affect to give them first dibs on the BIN option, before I add the games to the auction.

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Idaho11 wrote:
Killing Joke wrote:
If you decide to offer to folks first, do not put it up on the auction until you have a response as to if they are going to accept or not.


While some might disagree, I'd put a time limit on the offer - "I'll hold the item for 24/48 hours before listing it if you want to take me up on this offer." Some people are lax about responding to geekmail, so having a deadline you're up front about will save you some headaches down the line.


Good point. Agreed.
 
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