Private Auctions on Ebay
Posted 02 May 2003 - 07:10 PM
[ May 02, 2003, 08:41 PM: Message edited by: Ron ]
Posted 02 May 2003 - 07:30 PM
ANN AND KEN WHAT DOES IT MEAN....
Posted 02 May 2003 - 07:32 PM
I personally don't see anything wrong with competitive bidding on ebay, but sniping is underhanded and not fair .
Posted 02 May 2003 - 08:10 PM
They only way you can win an auction against this is if you bid very high and it can't get over you.
But you will pay dearly as most that use this service also bid very high.
Ann & Ken
Posted 02 May 2003 - 08:15 PM
After posting this we were sniped by a member of this board.
Guess that will learn us.
Ann & Ken
Posted 02 May 2003 - 10:47 PM
This is good stuff to know
Posted 03 May 2003 - 12:35 AM
The best way to avoid being outbid in the last few seconds is to make sure you put your proxy bid in at the amount you are prepared to pay for it that way if you are outbid you at least know you had your top dollar on the line.
I have pondered over many bidding styles and situations and have decided that there is a book to be written somewhere in there though I'm not sure how interesting a read it would be!
Posted 03 May 2003 - 06:15 PM
Posted 03 May 2003 - 07:33 PM
Posted 04 May 2003 - 04:54 AM
I have tried to stay up for one or two, but, like you say C'est la vie! I am a great believer in fate. Usually this is where I say, "when one door closes, another slams in your face".
This time I won't. I hate to be negative when hoping for solids. I just tell myself that if someone sees it selling well, they will put theirs in for sale and, who knows, I may get it cheaper. Sometimes it does happen. Remember, the supply is not unexhaustable! (Someday, I will be able to afford a Carousel!)
Posted 04 May 2003 - 07:32 AM
As I began to offer with auctions, I really never won a item! I was always over-bid. So I began to use the Sniper. Above all, because the auctions ended mostly at night and in the early morning hours, as I live in Europe.
I know only completely few identities of for example members of Lisa's pages. With some collectors/friends, which I know, I agree upon. Times the one, times the other one does without. Sometimes I do simply without, if I see that someone offers which I know. However, I do not have understanding, if someone only wants to drive simply the price highly - I would never do that!
When I won the princess, I was genuinly enormous surprised, how many knew, what for an identity I had. Ann - from where knew all this? I was over-accumulated up by congratulations. It made me really very happy that so many were pleased with me, but it is still incomprehensible to me, from where they knew, who I am.
Since I need the Sniper I'am also less in stress and must not sit for the auctions constantly at the PC. Thus it could also occur thad I over-bid also times someone which I know, because I entered the sniper before its requirement.
On all members one probably cannot take consideration. I hope nevertheless that I did not "snatch-away" anybody from the collector-friends something. Also I place friendship over every solid. I hope that I must have no bad conscience now.
Have a wonderful sunday, Liliane
Posted 04 May 2003 - 08:21 AM
There are no secrets in the world of collecting of solids.
Ann & Ken
Posted 04 May 2003 - 08:26 AM
What do you mean with thad - sorry - I do not understand?
Posted 04 May 2003 - 11:37 PM
I was only making a little joke.
I was trying to be funny.
Certainly didn't mean to offend. Sorry if I did.
Posted 04 May 2003 - 01:21 PM
Everything okey - no problem - did not know whether I it understood correctly. My English ...
Beautiful evening - so long!
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