Auction rules regarding accounts

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I think that the way auctions are currently handled on accounts is rather flawed, this is how I think it could be improved.
  • People sometimes start a bidding war over a BIN. That's not how a BIN works, you hit it, you win, you shouldn't be able to bid over a BIN.
  • Offer system - This seems like an evasion of rules to me. Essentially, it's not an auction and the auction rules don't apply to the seller, but they do to the buyer, that doesn't seem fair to me. Buyers should be able to back out of offers if theirs hasn't been chosen by the seller.
  • New members shouldn't be able to partake in auctions until their account is a few weeks old. Reason being: I've seen a few auctions in the past where a new member started a bidding war, then got banned for evading or attempted scamming and then the person who was in the war with them gets left off with a bid 50$ higher than they originally had, essentially, the auction is upped and the buyer gets screwed.
 
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I think that the way auctions are currently handled on accounts is rather flawed, this is how I think it could be improved.
  • People sometimes start a bidding war over a BIN. That's not how a BIN works, you hit it, you win, you shouldn't be able to bid over a BIN.
  • Offer system - This seems like an evasion of rules to me. Essentially, it's not an auction and the auction rules don't apply to the seller, but they do to the buyer, that doesn't seem fair to me. Buyers should be able to back out of offers if theirs hasn't been chosen by the seller.
  • New members shouldn't be able to partake in auctions until their account is a few weeks old. Reason being: I've seen a few auctions in the past where a new member started a bidding war, then got banned for evading or attempted scamming and then the person who was in the war with them gets left off with a bid 50$ higher than they originally had, essentially, the auction is upped and the buyer gets screwed.
If you hit the BIN, you don't immediately win. A BIN means "Buy It Now". That is the price the seller is willing to sell the item for immediately. If anything, once the first bid is place, the BIN should no longer apply.

Buyers are able to back out of "offers". Buyers are not allowed to retract bids.

Just thought I'd clarify those things.
 

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rocket0191 Oh, that makes sense then. I still feel that should be clarified somewhere though, I saw a report threat for backing out of an offer earlier today, which resulted in the offer not being backed out on in fear of a warning.
 

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I agree with the messaging if you have very few posts and only came recently.
 

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This suggestion has been set to pending. I do agree that these changes should be made and I think that the best way to do them would be through an automated system

Fun fact: I did have an automated system for bidding developed a little while ago but it was discontinued. There's just a few bugs to fix ;) Here's the mockup design I made for it.
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We have already introduced a few rules about the auction system but we're not going to make it so that new members aren't allowed to bid on things.

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll move it to accepted.
 
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