QUOTE (PinkNBlue85 @ 23/01/2013, 11:28 AM)
Like a pp stated just because people are watching your item doesn't mean anyone is going to bid so no I wouldn't feel I am being unfair in offering it to someone who is interested in buying it rather than leaving it open and no one buying it.
It is possible though that you could miss out on people who are going to bid.
There was an expandable clothes rack I needed urgently but the ebay auction was a week away so I contacted the guy with a price in case he would consider ending it early because I was going to buy a different one that day if not, but he didn't want to (fair enough). It ended up selling for twice the price I offered, so he made the right decision.
(Note to self - next time aldi has the expandable clothes dryers, pick up a few and sell them on ebay - they'll go for double what you bought them for!)