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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2018, 12:36:59 PM »

....... I've also had a couple of times where too much traffic hasn't allowed my bid through. No big deal, though, another similar item will eventually show up. The only thing that really bugs me is when I try to get too cute, get locked out and the item went cheap.  Angry Those are the times I kick myself for not bidding earlier.  Grin 
I had that happen to me once last week, I tried bidding with 11 seconds left and my bid didn't go through.  If it had, I would've won.   Roll Eyes  Made up for that, however, got a much better deal about 3 days later on a similar reel.




  I have had the same thing happen twice ,locked out , only to find out there was no other bids going on ,so the seller lost money . Huh?
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2018, 12:53:20 PM »

What's even worse is forgetting to log into eBay with 11 or 12 seconds left during "crunch time."  Embarrassed
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2018, 04:51:04 PM »

The last 20secomds things get weird.  I used to sit on my computer heart pounding ready to place a higher bid.  It always led me into wanting to join the bidding war and tempting to raise my bid.  Sometimes I won sometimes I lost and I wasnít always happy either way.  Now I use a proxy and if I really really want it I simply up my ceiling bid to the max Iím willing to go and then come back after itís over and see if I win.  Itís done wonders for my blood pressure.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 05:22:41 PM »

Sometimes I start a biding war. Then stop when the item is higher than its worth. Pull the plug and run they can have it. Sellers bid on their stuff all the time. Their greed get the best of them.



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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2018, 05:43:52 PM »

If there's something I'm really after I set my phone alarm to few few minutes before it ends and bid in the last few seconds. I check the previous bids to see how much the other bidders use ebay and see that private listing thing. I've run those up pretty good just to see if I could top them. Likely cost a few of you some $. It's always a crap shoot what the item is really like,sometimes it's a score,sometimes a dud,just gotta hope ot evens out a some point.
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2018, 07:01:01 PM »

Out of 600+ transactions I've only paid top dollar on five or six NIB reels & that was just to finish off a set. I seldom pay more than about 30% of estimated collector values, mainly because I'm confident that I could easily get my money back. Once I got over 200 reels I now just set back and wait for good deals. That's when I'm the happiest, when I snatch a steal. I'm jumping for joy when I pick up a $50, $60 or $100 reel, if I don't already have it, for less than $20.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2018, 07:53:58 PM »

Sometimes I start a biding war. Then stop when the item is higher than its worth. Pull the plug and run they can have it. Sellers bid on their stuff all the time. Their greed get the best of them.



Mike

Howda ya know if it's the seller that bidding on their own stuff?
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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2018, 10:01:04 PM »

The ebay Police will catch them if they do that.
I don't use a proxy bidder.
If I want something, I wait and get it.
Ebay is only a game if it plays you.
Slow and steady wins the race. Wink
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2018, 11:15:29 AM »

Sometimes I start a biding war. Then stop when the item is higher than its worth. Pull the plug and run they can have it. Sellers bid on their stuff all the time. Their greed get the best of them.



Mike

Howda ya know if it's the seller that bidding on their own stuff?

Doesn't it show how many times the a bidder has bid on seller's stuff in the past on ebay? or it that only in gunbuyer?

Anyway, I am a buy it now fan.
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2018, 07:36:46 AM »

I just bid one time with the maximum I'm willing to pay.  Sometimes I'm glad to win and sometimes glad to loose.
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This is what I do also. Put in my max bid and let the chips fall where they may.

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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2018, 07:54:54 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2018, 10:32:46 AM »

I was going to post my secrets here, but thought better of it Grin If anyone wants help getting something, PM me.
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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2018, 08:14:01 AM »

A tactic I have used to some degree of success if the seller has the buy it now feature. Place a bid to the max you want to pay for it, sometime to 50 cents less than the buy it now. See where it goes, sometimes you score really well, and sometimes you are playing close to what the seller wanted.
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« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2018, 07:37:59 AM »

Interesting. It all seemed simple when I first checked out E-bay: highest bidder wins...great idea to include bidding as a way find out what people will actually pay, sos you can get a bigger profit. Simple's probably not enough fun, though.
E-bay's chump-change, compared to what can happen to people in the big finance realm, where they actually don't seem to wanna know alota detail.To many of them want it simple and profitable, sos you end up with those Madoff- like Ponzzie scheme rip-offs.

A guy I knew with a gambling problem, lost big time in the end, with the competitive poker thing. Had debt problems for years. I think the experienced con artists running that casino/tournament system, saw him comming and worked him---a young quick, intelligent man, with a typical big ego, smarter than others around him, but not enough experience in life. He loved showing-off for friends during tournaments with a comped room at Caesar's, etc., etc. I think he lost site of the big picture, as he was so good at dominating all the complicated details of the game. He described to me in detail what it felt like to start losing and no matter what, unable to get the win streak back. The House always wins in the long run.
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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2018, 11:54:00 AM »

I stopped buying stuff on bids about 15 years back, ebay bids are scams in my books, my ebay account dates from the year they came online. I just use the buy it now feature and wait for coupons to buy stuff.

Even if an item is an auction, I message the seller with an offer.
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