If you haven't heard already Ebay had a little search issue on Nov 21st. Here's their Announcement. It's a very interesting problem for both the seller and the bidder. A seller can relist the item if they choose to, but it doesn't guarantee a higher sale price. Why? Because some of the people that bid on the item when it was originally up, may not realize the item is up again, and that they have another shot at it. Also what about the winner of the item? He won it, but the seller is telling him too bad, I'm relisting it cause of ebay. It's a lose lose situation for ebay. No matter what, they look bad for something that, yes is their fault, but is really just something that could happen to any site, including LP.
Here's an interesting test case for the November 21st search problem. Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves - Test Press. It went for 526.00, but the seller relisted it. I'm extremely anxious to see what happens here. The item is either going to go for more or less, that's obvious. But the less obvious result will be who'll win it? Will the seller be complaining to ebay if it goes for less? Or will the winner be complaining if he won the last one and is now paying more? Damn I love this stuff!
And here's a Link to the current Rancid auction
Inception Of Sanctuary
2 days ago