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
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.
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