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I <3 Ebay

Eclectic

TRIBE Member
Bored at work....logged onto Ebay.com

On a whim, searched "Nintendo" (to see what I could get for my Gamecube)

Won an auction within 5 minutes for a full on Super Nintendo System for $30!

Wooooop!

:D :D :D

Today is a good day.
 

AGrayson

TRIBE Member
I just picked up a laptop on there for $300.

Of course, it was a Pentium Celeron 333. :)

Nonetheless, I'm a happy camper. Some dude in Halifax. Nice little machine, arrived in two days.

--adam
 

kuba

TRIBE Member
Bidding on this bad boy:



After I lost my last auction.

With 5 seconds to go.

Brings up a question re: strategy.

1. So the bike auction ends in 5 days. Do I start bidding it up now? Or wait til the end?

2. If there are 2 minutes left, and Im the winning bidder, should I put in how much Im willing to pay MAXIMUM at that point and let it all ride? Or do I keep rebidding til the last second? Last time I lost out by $25.00 (although th ehigh bidder may have put in a much higher bid and I dont know about it)

Basically I can't lose this bike.
 

Hi i'm God

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by qtip


1. wait til the end?

2. If there are 2 minutes left, and Im the winning bidder, should I put in how much Im willing to pay MAXIMUM at that point and let it all ride? Or do I keep rebidding til the last second? Last time I lost out by $25.00 (although th ehigh bidder may have put in a much higher bid and I dont know about it) Yes

 

Eclectic

TRIBE Member
Another tip is to have two windows open for the auction itself.

And keep refreshing the page.

But the strategy of putting your maximum bid in with a minute to go is a valid one.

Proxy bidding can make your life much better.

(just found out that a guy in the office won a re-auction that I originally lost for a Samurai Sword) I lost the initial auction for $30 and he got it for $6!!!

Fucker!
 

Silvershadow

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Eclectic
But the strategy of putting your maximum bid in with a minute to go is a valid one.
OR perhaps you should put in your actual maximum bid from the get go, seeing as the price will only go up to that price if somebody outbids you.

Also, bear in mind that if you're winning and you bid over your own bid, the price will still be going up. (whereas if you bid your maximum price from the start, that won't be happening)
 

The Tesseract

TRIBE Member
I need to get a credit card so i can sell shit on Ebay.

I've a crate of classic hardcore/gabber that could fetch a pretty penny.
 

Hi i'm God

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Silvershadow
OR perhaps you should put in your actual maximum bid from the get go, seeing as the price will only go up to that price if somebody outbids you.

Also, bear in mind that if you're winning and you bid over your own bid, the price will still be going up. (whereas if you bid your maximum price from the start, that won't be happening)
So then make 1 maxxium bid 1 mintue before it ends.
 

kuba

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Silvershadow
OR perhaps you should put in your actual maximum bid from the get go, seeing as the price will only go up to that price if somebody outbids you.

Also, bear in mind that if you're winning and you bid over your own bid, the price will still be going up. (whereas if you bid your maximum price from the start, that won't be happening)
So I should put down 1200 for my max bid and if I lose, I lose.

Im willing to pay maybe 1250, but shipping is 50

and I have to drive to NJ to pick it up in the first place

but still, this bike should go for 2500+ in stores, and this guy hasnt ever ridden it off road (and if he did, there is not a DING on the bike, hard to believe, as after one ride you usually get SOMEthing)

either way- last time i pressed F5 like 20 times, and with five seconds to go I got out bid

:(
 

channi

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Hi i'm God
So then make 1 maxxium bid 1 mintue before it ends.
wrong! 1min before it ends is still to long. you want to win cheap stuff you got to get into the secs! you would be suprised the amount of peole that sit infront of the pc and watch the count down, then in the last 5sec of the auction. they out bid you.
 

pr0nstar

TRIBE Member
Jake watch out...
I honestly would wait for the last minute.

Putting a high proxy bid can lead to seller's friends bidding to bump the price up.

So basically bid about $100 more than the current bid.

Then wait til the last minute... and bid as much as you are willing to pay.

pr0nstar :D
 

defazman

TRIBE Member
There are also programs out there (I think esnipe) that will put your bid in at the last second. I'm not sure what happens if two people us it on the same auction.
 
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