Responsive Auction

  • Nathan
    Nathan
    Newbie
     
    8 points

    I am all for upgrading to the responsive auction but a few questions come to mind.

    -What happened to “make offer” function or “Buy Now only”?
    -One of the features listed for this theme is that you can take a % of sales. I can’t find that option in the demo.

    Mark…when will we see more of a storefront presentation for users? I don’t understand why we can’t easily put additional fields in the user profile that is displayed publicly.

    THanks


    Josh
    Josh
    Newbie
     
    2 points

    I am also a bit disappointed Nathan. A large amount of the functionality that I used has now gone.


    Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru
     
    12,226 points

    buy it now is still there, make an offer will be in one of the upcoming updates.

    author options will also be part of an futher update, the theme works from the new framework so alot of options are upcoming as the framework needs testing for each.


    Nathan
    Nathan
    Newbie
     
    8 points

    Thanks Mark. I understand a lot of work goes into this and will upgrade to get a test site going.

    What about the % of sale? Is that going to be an update too?

    Thanks


    Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru
     
    12,226 points

    hi Nathan

    All payments in the new theme are sent to the admin (you) after which you then distribute the monies to the user who can then withdraw them. (you send the money to them)

    This is the point where you can take your %%.

    this is added in 4.6


    James
    James
    Senior Member
     
    198 points

    Hi Mark,

    You said “buy it now is still there” however this feature is present when listing a new item and I’ve filled it in with a buy now price but it does not show up on the auction listing, only a Bid button?

    Thanks

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    Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru
     
    12,226 points

    please install 4.6


    James
    James
    Senior Member
     
    198 points

    Thanks Mark that fixed that! :)


    Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru
     
    12,226 points

    :)


    James
    James
    Senior Member
     
    198 points

    Hi Mark,

    Am I reading this right? You stated above…

    “All payments in the new theme are sent to the admin (you) after which you then distribute the monies to the user who can then withdraw them. (you send the money to them)”

    So does this mean when the buyer uses the payment button the payment is sent to me then I need to disperse the payment to the seller minus my %? How does the seller request the payment? Is there a way to test this?

    Sounds like a great idea but I’m seeing a few issues with this…

    1. Seems like this would create a whole lot of extra work dispersing payments etc…

    2. What about those of us in the US with the taxes? Paypal reports to the IRS https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render_content&content_ID=marketing_us/IRS6050W if i’m holding onto thousands of buyers money for successful auctions I believe PayPal would report it, yet I would only really be receiving a small percentage of that money. (example: I’m holding $50,000 in buyers money but out of that 50,000 only $1,000 is really going to me and PayPal reports to the IRS $50,000)

    3. PayPal in known to freeze accounts at their discretion, (I’ve read some horror stories) if they were to freeze an account then what? Do they refund the money back to the buyer’s or do they just freeze it up? In a case like this it could destroy a business overnight.

    If I did not want to do it this way is there a way to make it so the buyer and seller conduct exchanging money on their own?

    Sorry for all the questions here, but I looked around and could not find anything explaining in detail how the payment after auction works between the buyer and seller and I’m just a bit confused.

    Thanks


    Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru
     
    12,226 points

    Hi James

    Its a fair point, what ill do is add in additional options so the seller can enter their paypal email address and payments can be sent to them directly.


    James
    James
    Senior Member
     
    198 points

    Awesome thanks so much for that Mark! Would this be something coming soon?


    Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru
     
    12,226 points

    yes, 48 hours.


    Nathan
    Nathan
    Newbie
     
    8 points

    nice work james.


    John
    John
    Newbie
     
    74 points

    Yes! Finally! I was also worried about all the problems James listed!


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