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Okay, this is about ebay, but a different vein. There was a butter churn attachment for a 1 1/2 "M"that finished on saturday. In 50 plus years of old engines, i,ve never seen one in the flesh. I wanted it! I bid $1501.99, i know it's crazy. I was bidder #16. Had it at $935.00 till 3 seconds from close. Bang! sold to bidder #17 for $1525.99 How does that happen? That bid had to come in within the last 3 seconds or i would have been knocked out earlier. I guess it's possible, but how'd he know how much to bid? Just trying to understand the system a little better. skip
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They use EZ sniper or some other bidding service to bid in the last second??
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YUP!--- bidding sniper! I never use it but know a LOT of people that do! It's dirty pool, but these people don't care. I have lost many times to them, and for that reason I don't do e-pay any more! ---They are all crooks! thanks; sonny
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Yes, a bid sniper service, I use one and have no qualms about it, or others using it too. Sometimes it gets me an item at a good price, sometimes I win, but have regrets for spending that much, sometimes I lose and am amazed at what others decided the value should be.
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Okay, this is about ebay, but a different vein. There was a butter churn attachment for a 1 1/2 "M"that finished on saturday. In 50 plus years of old engines, i,ve never seen one in the flesh. I wanted it! I bid $1501.99, i know it's crazy. I was bidder #16. Had it at $935.00 till 3 seconds from close. Bang! sold to bidder #17 for $1525.99 How does that happen? That bid had to come in within the last 3 seconds or i would have been knocked out earlier. I guess it's possible, but how'd he know how much to bid? Just trying to understand the system a little better. skip
Skip, are you sure it didn't sell for 1526.99? I could be wrong but if the bid increment is $25 the winning bidder May of had a bid of $2000 or $5000 or more... eBay bids on their behalf one bid increment higher than what your bid was. At the end of the day his max bid was higher than yours and with the bid sniper app you wouldn't have time to try to out bid your opponent. I hope this helps.
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I've won items by a few cents. If the bid is higher, it doesn't have to fit the increments.
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Thanks guys, i guess the next time i see something i want, i'll just have to mortgage the house & bet the whole shootin' match. skip
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Skip, its just a version of poker, never show your hand. It is a timed auction, #1 rule is if you want to bid, it has to be in before hammer drops. If you play the incremental bid game, then every other player knows where you are (they can see your hand) 5 minutes before closing, and toss in a higher bid in final seconds either manually or with sniper, and beat you. I don't have time to wait for auctions to close, and honestly no longer enjoy the stress associated with bidding. With a bidding service I decide on high bid, and let the dice roll. Sometimes if I see there are no bidders I will throw in an opening bid, it lets seller know there is interest, and usually brings in a few more bids from others, and makes seller think twice about cancelling sale and re-listing with buy it now instead. Wishing you luck on your next bid purchase!
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