The Fixed Price Offer Mechanism in Trade Me Online Auctions
AbstractThe Fixed Price Offer (FPO) mechanism in Trade Me auctions allows sellers to make a take-it-or-leave-it offer at the conclusion of an unsuccessful auction. We investigate the effects of the FPO option on strategies and outcomes in independent-value auctions. The FPO option induces some bidders with a value above the seller’s reserve to wait for an FPO instead of bidding. Overall, the FPO option increases the probability of sale but reduces expected seller revenue compared to a standard auction. The impact of the FPO option is reduced when the number of bidders increases.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 10/51.
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fixed price offer; private value auction; on-line auction; optimal reserve price; second chance offer;
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- D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Auctions
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- NEP-ALL-2010-08-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-CTA-2010-08-21 (Contract Theory & Applications)
- NEP-GTH-2010-08-21 (Game Theory)
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