It has become more popular lately for some sellers to put up BIN listings, later realizing they undervalued their item and then backing out after someone already commits to purchasing it. Sometimes it's just an honest mistake, and sometimes it's just pure greed.
It isn't helped by those who interfere with the sale by sending a message informing the seller that they think the seller should have sold it for more. This could be argued as either interfering with a contract, or perfectly ethical behavior depending on who you are.
But what's worse is when someone sees something they want that has already ended, and so they somehow bribe the seller into selling to them instead of the original buyer. This is highly unethical and interfering with a contract.
Unfortunately, I recently fell victim to this. I bought a sax...only to have the seller give me (and several others) a bogus reason for backing out.
But what really saddens me is that the person who was greedy enough to go behind all the buyers backs and talk the seller into selling them the saxes is a forum member here.
It's bad enough that it happened, but it makes me a little sick that someone in our own community is willing to make money this way.
Has anyone else had this happen to them?