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post #16 of 62
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post
What's changing?
Is sniping not going to work anymore?
post #17 of 62
I don't see the problem with bidding early in the auction. What would be the point in waiting? There is no purpose. If I see an item I want, I'll bid the price I'm willing to pay. It doesn't make a difference when I bid, if someone else is willing to pay more then its tough luck for me . What would be the point in variable auction lengths if the "correct" method of bidding is the final 24 hours. Why should this bother you anyway? It seems to me that your just pissed that the other bidders bid higher than you, or something along those lines. There is no difference between a bidding war occuring 5 days before the end of auction and 2 minutes before the end of auction.

Please enlighten me if I'm missing something. I'm just very confused at the anger here. People don't sit at their computers 24/7, waiting for auctions that end at pretty much anytime day or night. Us "stupid", "snivling little sh1ts" have busy lives, deal with it!

EDIT: Yes, I agree about those people that pay more for something used on Ebay than the retail price. No, I don't agree that the powerseller is somehow "ripping people off" when this happens. What are they supposed to do? Give them a discount equivalent to the retail price with a smile on their face? People concern themselves too much with situations that have nothing to do with them.
post #18 of 62
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post

What's changing?
Bidding history will be anonymous. Have a look at some popular items. The bidders are shown as "Bidder 1" "Bidder 2" etc.
post #19 of 62
Double post glitch.
post #20 of 62
Intelligence has an inverse relationship with number of people.
post #21 of 62
I think it's better to wait until the last 24 hours or less to bid on an auction. And it's a personal reason; it has nothing to do with the seller, the bid wars, sniping, or other bidders. It just allows me a few more days to find other auctions for the same item that may be ending sooner so I can try to get a better deal. It would really suck to place a [resulting] winning bid on the first day of a 7 day auction, and then on the last day of that auction find out that you could have gotten the same item a lot cheaper in another auction. That's just my philosophy, take it or leave it.
post #22 of 62
I want something and will pay a maximum of XXX dollars for it. What does it matter if I bid 6 days or 6 minutes before the end of the auction?
post #23 of 62
I was thinking a little bit more, and as I'm selling something on eBay right now, I realised that as a seller it would be really nice if I got bidders within the first day . That way I'd have some peace of mind for the next week.
post #24 of 62
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Originally Posted by werdwerdus View Post
I was thinking a little bit more, and as I'm selling something on eBay right now, I realised that as a seller it would be really nice if I got bidders within the first day . That way I'd have some peace of mind for the next week.
That's exactly how I think. Peace of mind for both buyer and seller.

But with some people, if they don't get a bargain, they stomp their feet, everything is unfair and everybody is stupid!

*Sigh*
post #25 of 62
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post
On one auction, I had a guy bid against himself! He ended up bidding three straight times in one day.
This is not possible with just one account. He would have had to set up two accounts to bid against himself. With one account you can bid several times (e.g. if you change your mind about how much to bid, for example after being told your bid is not enough to win.) but you are not bidding against yourself. Only the highest bid matters in the end.
post #26 of 62
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Right, so there is an auction with 6 days left and already 12 people have placed bids driving the price up more than double the starting price. I mean, do these people simply not think? Placing a bid so early does nothing but hinder, even the person that placed the bid. It will attract more attention to the item, cause bidding wars (days before the auction end) and skyrocket the price. How can people be SO stupid?
So you have to be stupid not to believe that this will happen? Or not to care?
post #27 of 62
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Originally Posted by terrymx View Post
what i find more stupid is some people actaully paid more for a new item on ebay than what you could buy elsewhere. i guess thats how those powerseller cheat off people.
How are powersellers cheating off people? It's the stupid buyers who do not do enough research to gauge what is a reasonable price to pay for an item.
post #28 of 62
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Originally Posted by evilking View Post
That's exactly how I think. Peace of mind for both buyer and seller.

But with some people, if they don't get a bargain, they stomp their feet, everything is unfair and everybody is stupid!

*Sigh*
People like you two are then the problem of all this. It does matter. Seriously, if you bid later, YOU get a lower price. Nobody benefits but YOU. If you are not able to be around during the last few minutes or seconds, let me introduce you to a concept I think you'll like:
http://www.esnipe.com/

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Originally Posted by evilking View Post
Bidding history will be anonymous. Have a look at some popular items. The bidders are shown as "Bidder 1" "Bidder 2" etc.
I heard about that but how will that stop you from sniping?
post #29 of 62
Okayyyyy..... Instead of bidding NOW, the program will bid for me, 6 days from now, and charge me for it? I don't understand. If somebody outbids me now or next week, they are still willing to pay more for it.

Then again I only tend to bid on weird stuff that nobody else wants. An 'MOC 1983 Warduke w/ bilingual french card'? Yeah.... I got that one all to myself. (It looks nice next to my bilingual italian Nightmare.)

Maybe if I were considering a high-buck auction I might look into these kinds of things (Like a 2002-2006 fuel injected Harley RoadKing), but for the crap I usually Ebay, I don't care enough.
post #30 of 62
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The first 15 auctions are free, and only the ones you win count. After that, it's REALLY cheap.You don't bid per auction, you pay 5 dollars, and then you can have like 50 more auctions or however much it is. $5 gets you 500 bidpoints, and I have been living off that for a while now and not needed to pay more.
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