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I won my second Ebay auction!!!

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by MikeT, Jan 15, 2004.

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  1. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    If you might remember I lost at the last possible second my first ever ebay auction for Cat Steven's "Teaser and the Firecat" MFSL Gold CD.

    Well there was another to bid open, albiet used, but I just won - and for roughly the same price for the disc I lost.

    Here is what I just won:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2587594996


    Now the madness really starts - as I have bids going for a few other items.
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    Good score I think! :righton: Congrats! :cheers:

    Pssst! :shh: Get the UD1 (Made in Japan) of Tea 4 The Tillerman
     
  3. Craig

    Craig (unspecified) Staff

    Location:
    North of Seattle
    Whew......for a minute there I thought you might have gone and bid on the GIFT CARD just to get one under your belt. :D

    :edthumbs:
     
  4. RDK

    RDK Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    And the floodgates have opened....

    :D
     
  5. Damián

    Damián Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Spain now
    :sigh: I might just be about to win my first.. and I wish I hadn't even placed the bid.
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    Well...what did you bid on?
     
  7. Damián

    Damián Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Spain now
    A Shure test LP.. and I've just received an outbid notice :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: F****CK!!
     
  8. TSmithPage

    TSmithPage Ex Post Facto Member

    Location:
    Lexington, KY
    Now I'm confused... I thought you were regretting bidding on it in the first place?:confused:
     
  9. Damián

    Damián Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Spain now
    Mixed emotions.. being outbid is never nice!
     
  10. floyd

    floyd Senior Member

    Location:
    Spring Green, WI
    I think that is why ebay is so successful. Even though you may bid the highest you want to pay when you get outbid it still pisses you off so you may even bid again just from a competitive nature. You get hooked fast.

    As Kenny Rogers said:
    "you gotta know when to hold them, know when to throw them, know when to walk away, and know when to run"
     
  11. RDK

    RDK Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    The key is to bid on so many auctions that you don't care (or even expect) to win them all. ;)
     
  12. Ted Bell

    Ted Bell Forum Dentist

    Yeah, the great thing about ebay is you lose an auction (or worse yet, win) and the next day, you see it for a lower price.

    Don't forget to ask for feedback. In the beginning, you need to bug the sellers a little bit so you can get your rating up.
     
  13. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    ...and if you really want it, snipe at the last 5 sec. If you win, great! If you don't, no regrets. You were willing to pay what you really wanted to. :)
     
  14. teaser5

    teaser5 Cool Rockin' Daddy

    Location:
    The DMV
    Hint for eBay Newbies

    Get friendly with your refresh key. When your auction is winding down make sure you are logged onto eBay and watching your auction. After there is a minute left start hitting that refresh key coz that's when the snipers hit. You will get a current look at your auction.

    Sometimes I automatically outbid myself with twenty seconds left. If nobody jumps in it costs you nothing and it has saved me before. Won't be long before you are setting an alarm and getting up at five in the morning to bid on an auction.

    Welcome to the madness.

    :edthumbs:
    Good Luck
    Cheers-
    Norm
     
  15. Damián

    Damián Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Spain now
    Re: Hint for eBay Newbies

    I dunno.. that'd make people at work get unfriendly with me. :sigh:
     
  16. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    Re: Hint for eBay Newbies

    Ahhh, the voice of experience...:D
     
  17. Damián

    Damián Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Spain now
    Why did this jerk bid twice in a row?!?! :mad:

    valter1062( 41) - Jan-16-04 09:00:50 PST
    valter1062( 41) - Jan-16-04 09:00:11 PST

    eiji5003( 3 ) - Jan-16-04 02:56:33 PST
    damianm7( 0 ) - Jan-12-04 01:06:25 PST
     
  18. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™ In Memoriam

    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Damián,
    Because his first bid didn't out bid the current high bid.
     
  19. Damián

    Damián Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Spain now
    Hmm..
     
  20. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    Looks like he just kept bidding even after he already had bid higher than the previous bidder. Guess he really wanted it.
     
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