Ebay listings ended early
Many of us have faced this problem. You see an item in an ebay auction that is priced below market value and you'd like to bid. But you don't want to run up the price, so you wait until the end of the auction or use a snipe bid to enter your bid without running up price too much. After the auction ends you are greeting with a "Seller ended the auction early." message. Although there are a variety of reasons that this happens, perhaps the most common is that the seller receives an offer better than he expected to receive at auction. Sometimes, as in this case, the lack of bids can contribute to the sellers perception that the item isn't particularly valuable. This happens quite often with obsoletes and I'll tell you how I deal with it.
Case in point. The below linked note. Started at $7 and received only one bid, so seller pulls it on last day. My snipe bid was in the hundreds. I sent the seller a message through ebay this morning telling him I would pay "in the hundreds" for this note. This works sometimes. I then thought that I could do better. I sent a second message offering to bid $200 for this note as soon as listed if the seller would relist it with a $200 start price. I'll pay more but not what I was originally willing to pay. Sellers don't understand the thin market for items like these. That's why there's only one bid at $7. It's not that it isn't worth more, it's more that even ebay may not find you a two buyers willing to compete for it. The market is so thin that the number of buyers willing to pay more than $200 on this note can be counted on one hand.
The terrible pictures didn't help, either.