Got room for a dry erase board on the wall across from the Ferguson? I'll try to find an AC one for ya.
I do have a dry erase board!
Here's another thing that kinda irks me on the ebay thing...I use them as a last resort when selling, for a lot of the reasons above. Lately, I will rack up quite the contingent of 'watchers', questions, etc., but noone bids. I put an opening bid amount of my lowest sale price, with no reserve. One bid means it's sold...and I watch from there to see where it goes. But, it seems folks no longer will bid until the last couple hours, and I keep my listings up elsewhere (here, craigslist, etc), because I'd rather trade or sell without fees being taken out. By the time the last day of the auction rolls around, I've sold the item, and pulled the auction. THEN...the emails come. All sorts of:
"Is the tractor still available"
"Will you take $XXX.XX for the tractor"
"Can I come look at it"
"Why did you end the auction"
"Can I still bid"
and of course all sorts of opinions on my lack of seeing the auction through.
My thing is, if there is a bid...one bid, any bid, the tractor is sold and I honor that, and kill my other listings. But folks who seeminly intend to bid wait, and I can't if an interested party steps up. Ebay is a tool for me, not the end-all.
On the other hand, when I see something I want to bid on, I bid. I may hold my max bid till the end, but I bid early to show I'm in the game and ready to make a transaction. I'm often not the highest guy in the end, but I'm very often the first. Am I alone there?