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Re: Who wants an amazing deal? Act fast.
For the people who bought it on Feb 29th or very early on March 1st, the price was honored and the items were shipped. I bought the first one at $5.89 and bought another not long after. Both of my purchases were shipped out in the early afternoon on March 1st. I DID write in the subject of this thread, "Act fast."
If you're one of the people receiving an email to renegotiate the seller's profit margin, don't be discouraged. And yes, I said renegotiate the seller's profit margin. Even at $5.89, he's still making a profit. That's how cheap these accessories are coming out of China. The people who are getting 'ebay-robbed' are the people that payed anything more than $10 for any kind/brand of extended battery.
He's negotiating. He's going high with $7 when you should be going low with $2 or $3. Accepting his $7 offer isn't ideal, unless you like getting screwed in a deal. Canceling the whole deal all together isn't a smart thing to do either, especially since you have more power here than he does because he's the one that's in breach of eBay's "Selling practices policy"(look it up), not you. Also, he'll do almost anything to not receive negative feedback. So basically, just let him know that you're entitled to the item for the price you paid for that he set himself and that such an error in price shouldn't have been made in the first place from such an experienced seller, and that you have no problem in taking negative action against any seller if you feel that your rights as a buyer are being misused. Afterwards, tell him you're willing to make a considerate concession toward the seller and offer to pay a couple of bucks more with a direct payment to him through Paypal to make his problem go away. I'm speaking from experience and if you negotiate it right, it'll be easy peasy lemon squeezy. Side note: try to make a habit of negotiating for things you want/deserve. You'll be surprised at what you can get.
If anyone is wondering after what I said above about negotiating, I'm most definitely not a blood sucking lawyer. I am a meat popsicle. (kudos if you get that.)
About the pricing error, going from $18.89 to $5.89 is an incredibly dumb "pricing error" to be made, that is if the seller is telling the truth. Nevermind his extensive eBay experience, how someone goes from the numbers 18 to 5 on an error with a keyboard and eyes is beyond common sense. One could even argue that its OK for him to be in this situation because of it, and that he'll make sure it won't happen again. Thus, making him a better seller. So, we're helping him. lol
I have a theory about how the seller 'caught on' to his $5.89 price. He discontinued it not long after two unappreciative people made offers on March 1st for an even better price. Really? $5.89 wasn't a good enough price for you for not 1, but 2 sets? Really?? lol
Last thing, regarding the price it currently is, $45.89 + $19.99 shipping. Most people are unaware of this, but whenever you see a price suddenly soar like this on a general eBay item, its because the seller has currently sold out of them or only has one left and they're awaiting a new shipment. They don't want to remove the item altogether from the market because its less of a hassle to just raise the price to a ridiculous number than remove and repost. Also they don't want to pay to repost it again. It's out of convenience. The seller doesn't expect it to sell at that high price, although I've oddly seen it happen once or twice. That's why this seller (hi-etech, accmonster, gadgettown: all three are the same person) has his price(s) for E4GT extended batteries the way it is now. It'll go back to a more normal price in a couple of weeks when he gets restocked.
Hope that helps.