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« on: September 08, 2017, 06:34:53 PM »

I have been bidding on a 349hc on ebay. The last few reels someone has been running up the bid on me. So the I let them win and pulled out when the bid got beyond the value of the reel. They ate the reel they most likely they didn't want. So I will be ready this time and they can out bid me again. I set the price and that is where it will stay. If they go past they paid to much for it. I can't stand when they do that so from now on this will be standard practise for me.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 06:39:21 PM »

Mike,
If there is a reel I want. I wait until the last minute to bid.
If it is going to end when I'm sleeping, I just bid before bed and let the chips fall.
If it is past my comfort zone. No need.
If you don't win. There will be more chances. Just be Patient.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 06:45:31 PM »

I have learned to set my comfort zone myself. And it pays off. The guy that went for it bought it. He better have a use for it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 04:17:46 PM »

Yeah, happens a lot.  If it was worth more to him / her, so be it.  (Wasn't me  Grin).

Sometimes if you don't want to wait you have to overpay.  I saw a reel I was looking at go to at least $100 over its value.  Still haven't figured that out.

Don't get frustrated. The other guy doesn't care.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 05:54:03 PM »

Nos 349h & hc reels are on ebay at least once a month. They made a ton of these reels. So I can set the bid and wait. No last minute bidding for me anymore. I have it up high enough so no lowball bid here.
 
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 07:38:01 PM »

Know what you're willing to pay and don't go a penny over that. There's always another one.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 01:29:56 AM »

Good luck on that Mike
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 08:23:46 AM »

Someone will snipe me at the last second. They dont want to start a bidding frenzy. If they do they will pay two times its real value. My bid is higher than what I paid for the last two nos 349 I bid on. So they are not getting off cheap. If I could find outer rings for a 349 I would put several together with new parts. No such luck yet. Its like poker you have to pay to see the cards.



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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 09:41:42 AM »

When you see a lot of bids early in the listing it is usually shill bidding done by pawn shop employees or seller's friends. If you see something you really want wait until 10 seconds is left and bid your max.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 09:45:14 AM »

Yeah - I'm still looking for decent outer rings (without splits) this side of the pond. I've already found the hen's teeth and rocking horse poo Grin Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 10:52:06 AM »

They are pecking away here and there trying to find the top.They dont want to pay to much for it. Well they are going to need a much higher bid to find out. I think it will be a last minute bid from someone. He will have to explain to his wife why he spent so much money on a reel.


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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 11:34:22 AM »

Everyone is different --

Different motives, needs, knowledge levels, incomes, buying and selling experience, and a thousand other variables.

Lots of reels out there to choose from --

If I was looking for a nice 349HC -- I would ask Randy Pauly at Vintage Offshore, on our site -- about what he has.

No drama, no gouging -- just a straight up, fair deal on a properly described reel.

Best,

Fred

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Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise.

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 11:53:04 AM »

A very fair point Fred
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 02:41:31 PM »

A fair point is don't run up a bid on something you don't intend on buying. As far as Randy goes I will problem buy what he has in nos also. Right now I want anything that comes up on Ebay. I also want the bidding to be fair. If you run up a bid make sure your interested in buying it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 03:24:38 PM »

In a perfect world, you would be right, Mikey --

Sniping is common in the last 10 seconds, plus there are automatic sniping programs that folks use, they bid up the price in increments just to find out where your bid is -- then withdraw their bids if too high, they have buddies that run up the bidding for them, shill bidders, straw purchasers, and every other scheme that we have never thought of -- because we try to do things the right way...

If there is something I want on eBay -- I look for a BIN that is a new listing and reasonable -- then just buy it.

If selling, I set no reserve -- and start everything at 99 cents with no reserve -- and let it ride.

The definition of an oxymoron, IMO -- is eBay and fairness in the same sentence.

And quite frankly -- this site we belong to that gets around 3,000,000 hits a month -- has also tended to increase prices on certain reels we are interested in.

So, good luck in your search -- but there are plenty of reels -- so whatever you want will come along sooner or later.

Best,

Fred
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“Of course, now I am too old to be much of a fisherman, and now of course I usually fish the big waters alone, although some friends think I shouldn’t. Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening.

Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise.

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.

I am haunted by waters.”

― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It
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