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Well - I was outbid on my first EBAY auction for this MoFi CD!!

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by MikeT, Jan 13, 2004.

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  1. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep Thread Starter

    New Jersey, USA
  2. aashton

    aashton Here for the waters...

    Gortshire, England
    You were outbid by a professional :agree:

    All the best - Andrew :cool:
  3. SVL

    SVL New Member

    Kiev, Ukraine
    It was not necessarily by one dollar - eBay bidding history does not show how much the winning bidder was really prepared to spend.
  4. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep Thread Starter

    New Jersey, USA
    Yes I understand this - so I stand corrected. It is possible that the winner placed a bid of $40.00, yet $30.50 was enough to win. It was just so weird to watch this thing up until the very last second, to see I was the winning bidder and then, HUH, - I lost. I guess there is a "trick" I will learn in time to ensure I win an item at a reasonable price.
  5. SVL

    SVL New Member

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Short of using auction sniper software, what you can do is have several bids ready to go in separate browser windows, and sort of fire them in a volley in the last minute or less; you could even fool the snipers with that sometimes.

    You would also need to figure out the time lag, i.e. how long it takes for eBay to register your bid after you send it off from your specific ISP.
  6. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    MikeT - don't let it get you down - we've all experienced that losing feeling! Try, try again!
  7. Parkertown

    Parkertown No account neighbor, I refuse to mow my lawn

    Get back on the horse, bud! You'll learn.
  8. RDK

    RDK Active Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Don't feel too bad. As a "bargain hunter" I'm often outbid sometimes ten or twenty times a day!
  9. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    All apart of it Mike. Snipers usually have their software set to the last 8 sec. So if you snipe yourself set it for 10 or 12 sec and that way if your bid is the same as any other snipers, you win because you placed your bid first. ;)

    The "manual sniper" :D
  10. I feel for you - happened to me last night. I was outbid with 6 SECONDS to go :eek:

    It would have been my first DCC in my collection aswell. Still ... plenty more items to watch.
  11. teaser5

    teaser5 Cool Rockin' Daddy

    The DMV
    Yeah-That's Scott Taylor. He's a good guy. He's usually more of a seller but seems to be buying lately. If it makes you feel any better I'm geting ready to snipe him later today. :) Stay tuned!
  12. Ben

    Ben New Member

    Phoenix, Arizona


    Go to it!

  13. Dob

    Dob New Member

    Keep in mind that no matter what sniping software you use or don't use...to win you still must be the high bidder. I realize that this is obvious, but - as was pointed out - it is easy to deceive yourself into thinking that you only lost by the minimum bid increment, when in fact you may have lost by much more.
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