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Onaah Question About Auctions

Question:

Shabbat Shalom Rabbi,
I have been trying to research if what I am seeking to do for parnassah is permitted or not, but I am still unsure:
There is an online website that auctions off things that people donate (Goodwill) and I bought some used instruments at a low price to resell for a profit more than 16%. I see pictures of the items and I can generally assess the value although occasionally it is wrong due to details unable to be seen in pictures such as a broken part. But even when I’m wrong I can mostly sell it for more than 16%. I put in a bid for it based upon their starting asking bid. Also, I am including the price I paid for it in the details of the item when I sell it.

Is this lechatchila permitted if I want to be stringent about it?

Thank you very much Cvod HaRav

 

Answer:

Hello, it seems to be alright. Just one point, if the item is indeed damaged, then you would have to let the customer return the item if he wants.

Best wishes

 

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