Originally Posted by themessiah
I had placed a $122 bid on Thierry Muglers Pure Malt 100ml and it turned out I won the auction........ But I had messaged the seller to cancel transactions as I had second thoughts about the price I was willing to pay? I know that sounds stupid but is it worth that much? Are sellers just getting a run with luck and getting crazy bidders upping the price?
Sorry, but I won't mince words here: you are totally in the wrong.
You control your own bids. You placed a 122 bid -- which is objectively high for pure malt, but not crazy -- and then got buyer's remorse after you won the auction. You have no right to then cancel the auction -- your bid was a binding offer, and certainly became one when it was accepted.
I sell on Ebay occasionally, and would be very upset if you did this.
What you did is reprehensible, pure and simple.