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Postby RugbyD » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:50 pm

CadensDad wrote:I must admite I have run up my own bid once. Well it was my borhters auction. He was selling a brand new PS2 when they first came out, E-Bay screwed up and for some reason it didn't show up under search for "playstation 2" It would only show up under PS2. The guy that had the bid on it had 35.00 on it. My bro e-mailed e-bay about it 3 or 4 times during the auction and they never replied.


So he hoped some people would end up bidding but noone ever did. So he called me with like 20 mins left and had me bid. He sales alot of stuff on e-bay and has never had a problem, like that before or since then.

We have also never pulled that stunt again but in that case he was about to be out alot of cash and I feel it was justified in that case.

you can just take down an auction whenever you want and relist.
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Postby SkeetNation » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:46 pm

They run a risk of winning the item and being in a pickle between paying and stuff.


On eBay don't you just pay a percentage of the sale price? They obviously wouldn't pay themselves, and they could just relist it again.
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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:26 am

acsguitar wrote:
free wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I don't think it happens to much..of course my ebay strategy is awesome and I win 95% of the time that I wanna win



care to share that strategy :-?


Sure


Its a multi part system.

1. Don't bid until the last minute at minimum. NEVER EVER EVER EVER BREAK THIS RULE.

2. Place a bid with around 25 -40 seconds left. Make this bid a number that is normal. For example most people are not gonna bid 3.33 cents more they will bid 3.50 or 4 dollars.

3. Right after you make this bid make another bid on top of it.

The strategy works in that with 25 seconds left you bid up the price a bit. People see this and assume that with that amount of time left it is your final bid. Then they make their final bid. However, you make two bids in a row. By the time they see that you actually bid twice they have lost.

Its harder to explain then to show.

If I want a guitar and I'm willing to accept a 250 price as a good deal then I'll do this.

Say the bidding is at 238.

I wait till there is 25 seconds left. I then bid $242 dollars. Not to much more but a decent amount.

Then I immediately bid 250.

The other buyers see 242 and saw that I bid 4 dollars up. They do the same or maybee they go 5 or 6 dollars.

They see that they have bid 247 but that I have bid 250.

By this time they are usually dead in the water.

I win.

Usually works..anyways its my strategy

I guess just don't make a big bid at the end. Make incremental small bids one after another
Use auction sniper. THE best way to win an auction at the cheapest price. http://www.auctionsniper.com If you sign up, let me know so I can get from free snipes for refering you. Basically here you type in the auction ID #, how much you want to pay, and the lead time. Then forget about it. It'll shoot your bid in in the last 1-2 seconds and you're not raising the price up and up as the auction ends.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:29 am

chadlincoln wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
free wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I don't think it happens to much..of course my ebay strategy is awesome and I win 95% of the time that I wanna win



care to share that strategy :-?


Sure


Its a multi part system.

1. Don't bid until the last minute at minimum. NEVER EVER EVER EVER BREAK THIS RULE.

2. Place a bid with around 25 -40 seconds left. Make this bid a number that is normal. For example most people are not gonna bid 3.33 cents more they will bid 3.50 or 4 dollars.

3. Right after you make this bid make another bid on top of it.

The strategy works in that with 25 seconds left you bid up the price a bit. People see this and assume that with that amount of time left it is your final bid. Then they make their final bid. However, you make two bids in a row. By the time they see that you actually bid twice they have lost.

Its harder to explain then to show.

If I want a guitar and I'm willing to accept a 250 price as a good deal then I'll do this.

Say the bidding is at 238.

I wait till there is 25 seconds left. I then bid $242 dollars. Not to much more but a decent amount.

Then I immediately bid 250.

The other buyers see 242 and saw that I bid 4 dollars up. They do the same or maybee they go 5 or 6 dollars.

They see that they have bid 247 but that I have bid 250.

By this time they are usually dead in the water.

I win.

Usually works..anyways its my strategy

I guess just don't make a big bid at the end. Make incremental small bids one after another
Use auction sniper. THE best way to win an auction at the cheapest price. http://www.auctionsniper.com If you sign up, let me know so I can get from free snipes for refering you. Basically here you type in the auction ID #, how much you want to pay, and the lead time. Then forget about it. It'll shoot your bid in in the last 1-2 seconds and you're not raising the price up and up as the auction ends.


Thats pretty good for auctions that I can't attend. I really like bidding though. The thrill of ebay gets my heart beating! I should probably exercise more
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:05 pm

chadlincoln wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
free wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I don't think it happens to much..of course my ebay strategy is awesome and I win 95% of the time that I wanna win



care to share that strategy :-?


Sure


Its a multi part system.

1. Don't bid until the last minute at minimum. NEVER EVER EVER EVER BREAK THIS RULE.

2. Place a bid with around 25 -40 seconds left. Make this bid a number that is normal. For example most people are not gonna bid 3.33 cents more they will bid 3.50 or 4 dollars.

3. Right after you make this bid make another bid on top of it.

The strategy works in that with 25 seconds left you bid up the price a bit. People see this and assume that with that amount of time left it is your final bid. Then they make their final bid. However, you make two bids in a row. By the time they see that you actually bid twice they have lost.

Its harder to explain then to show.

If I want a guitar and I'm willing to accept a 250 price as a good deal then I'll do this.

Say the bidding is at 238.

I wait till there is 25 seconds left. I then bid $242 dollars. Not to much more but a decent amount.

Then I immediately bid 250.

The other buyers see 242 and saw that I bid 4 dollars up. They do the same or maybee they go 5 or 6 dollars.

They see that they have bid 247 but that I have bid 250.

By this time they are usually dead in the water.

I win.

Usually works..anyways its my strategy

I guess just don't make a big bid at the end. Make incremental small bids one after another
Use auction sniper. THE best way to win an auction at the cheapest price. http://www.auctionsniper.com If you sign up, let me know so I can get from free snipes for refering you. Basically here you type in the auction ID #, how much you want to pay, and the lead time. Then forget about it. It'll shoot your bid in in the last 1-2 seconds and you're not raising the price up and up as the auction ends.


I use Auction Sentry. A great sniping program. I wouldn't recommend setting it to bid with 1-2 seconds left, though. If you have a slow connection at that time, you could lose out. 20-30 seconds usually does the trick for me. ;-D
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Postby laxguy8947 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:40 pm

Cool find there. Thanks guys. ;-D
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Postby shpuck » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:22 am

laxguy8947 wrote:Why not just bid your max with like 20 secs left?

If the current price is 238, you bid 250, the listing shows 239 or whatever, and then someone comes along and bids 240, and you are still winning


Because then ACS can't get his heart beating and the shallow breathing associated with those extra mouse clicks.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:27 am

shpuck wrote:
laxguy8947 wrote:Why not just bid your max with like 20 secs left?

If the current price is 238, you bid 250, the listing shows 239 or whatever, and then someone comes along and bids 240, and you are still winning


Because then ACS can't get his heart beating and the shallow breathing associated with those extra mouse clicks.


It depends on the auction. I highly recommend a sniper proggy. ;-)
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:42 am

shpuck wrote:
laxguy8947 wrote:Why not just bid your max with like 20 secs left?

If the current price is 238, you bid 250, the listing shows 239 or whatever, and then someone comes along and bids 240, and you are still winning


Because then ACS can't get his heart beating and the shallow breathing associated with those extra mouse clicks.


I'm not sure if that was an insult.

anyways i find bidding on your own enjoyable...Is that a problem?
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Postby shpuck » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:04 pm

acsguitar wrote:
I'm not sure if that was an insult.

anyways i find bidding on your own enjoyable...Is that a problem?


Not an insult. "Friendly ribbing." No offense intended. Shoulda used a smilie.
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