eBay UK adds "additional terms" to Best Offer
Several sellers have noticed a new addition to their Best Offer pages today: a new text box for “additional terms” has been added, so that if you make a counter-offer, additional terms (or just comments) can be added.
Other sellers, mainly in the collectables categories, say they’ve had this for a while, so it seems to be something that’s only just rolled site-wide.
eBay sellers seem to fall firmly into two camps over Best Offer: those of us who love it, and those who hate it. For those of us who find it a useful selling tool, this will be a very welcome addition to the process. The lovely Martin from The Whirlpool Bath Shop, who sent me the original heads up, tells me he negotiated a price both he and his buyer were happy with via this console today, on the basis that the buyer bought accessories with his bath. I can see it being useful for my own sales when I’m happy to do a better price for buyers purchasing multiple items at a time. And of course, on the original B.O. console, making offers like “if you buy three I’ll give you free/upgraded P&P” wasn’t an option: now it is.
Those who don’t like Best Offer are of course free to not add it to their listings