Originally Posted by Chuck S
Ken I can look in the future to adding a fourth reserve variable for an ad not to be sold but as far as currently the code from what I see is doing what I stated in my example in post 4 so it works fine that I am seeing
If you are experiencing something different feel free to let me know. I did a little test it all looks right to me Message - Classifieds
Thats an auction.
Sorry Chuck, gone for most of today but no it isn't working right.
You said yourself you listed an ad for sale with $X as the starting price and $Y as the buy it now price. What I said was that if you list something for sale with $X as the starting price AND LEAVE BUY IT NOW BLANK that it automatically makes the Buy It Now price the starting price!!!
Let's say I have a widget worth $1000, but I start the auction at $10 and leave buy it now blank, it is going to show the buy it now price as $10, do you honestly think I'm going to let someone buy it for $10 if it is worth $1000? No, and they shouldn't think they could. The ebay example you showed me indicates an EITHER/OR situation, EITHER you bid OR you use Buy it Now. They listed the ad that way, that's an option when you list on Ebay. If they would have listed and left Buy it Now Blank on Ebay, there WOULD BE NO BUY IT NOW PRICE SHOWN, it would't even be an option.
That's what I complaining about at the moment.
That's the really current problem that needs to be fixed, if the lister leaves the Buy it Now box blank there should never be a buy it now price shown, ever. If they want a buy it now price shown they MUST fill in the buy it now price when they list their item. That is how Ebay and all other major auction sites work. I know, I've used Ebay since its inception.
PLEASE FIX THAT FIRST.
Then when you get around to it, realize that the current system doesn't support a true "reserve" price, a price at which if the item doesn't reach that price, then the auction closes without the item being sold, not liability on the part of the seller or any bidder. The example I gave in my first post was understood by "ages" in his/her reply and would be understood by any Ebay regular lister.
PLEASE FIX THAT NEXT.
Thanks Chuck, as always feel free to email or call if I'm not being clear or something isn't understood.