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I came across a seller that doesn't want to sell?

I was going to buy multiple items from a seller.  In the listing you can click on how many you want of the item, he had 5 available, so I wanted all 5.  When I clicked on buy it now, I got this message:  The seller only allows buyers to purchase 1 item every 10 days.  Has anyone ever seen something this ridiculous from a seller?  A seller that doesn't want to sell?

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in reply to renfrewite

Contact the seller and ask if you can be excepted from his general ban.

 

Once he looks at your Feedback Left for Others, he will be able to see that you are a stable personality and trustworthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And hi! It's been a while!.

 

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renfrewite wrote:

I was going to buy multiple items from a seller.  In the listing you can click on how many you want of the item, he had 5 available, so I wanted all 5.  When I clicked on buy it now, I got this message:  The seller only allows buyers to purchase 1 item every 10 days.  Has anyone ever seen something this ridiculous from a seller?  A seller that doesn't want to sell?


It's a seller worried about selling problems and they do not want to put all their eggs in one basket. They want to spread their selling risk amongst many buyers rather than gamble on one buyer.

 

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in reply to renfrewite

Yes, sellers can limit the number of purchased goods. one for one. Smiley Happy

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If the seller was offering a really sweet deal, this would be his loss leader.

 

Not unlike when 2Ls of your favourite soda goes on sale for 68 cents (or whatever) and the department store limits it to two per person.

 

This type of marketing tactic is to get people in the door so that they shop around, not just grab the cheapest thing -- and all inventoried stock of the cheapest thing -- and leave. 

 

That's one reason your seller might be limiting it to one per person every ten days. It's his/her giveaway.