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Re: ebay (was '69 martin 69k !)
My technique almost always is, I admit, to do that evil swoop in at the
last minute, or last ten seconds, having not shown interest in it
before. I suppose it makes it less of an auction, but unlike a real
auction (which I attended many times in Pennsylvania as a kid), you
don't get an additional minute to think about your next bid each time
another bid comes up. Here it's a game of trying to snag it at the best
price by a certain time, and bidding early just sends the message that
things might get competitive and makes the other bidders possibly up
their max bids. It is definitely a very intelligent thing to set a price
and stick with it, in my first couple of auctions (I've bought 25 things
or so) I realized that I could get caught up in the game and exceed my
limit, so I actually do better coming in at the end without time to
raise my max, too.
I realize I may be a bastard.
just my 2 cents...no, wait, 3 cents...
>>> The best way is to just put in your max and forget about it, don't
>watch it till the end - you either got it or not, both is good...<<
> agreed. bidding wars are of limited appeal as a sport. have you noticed
>how everything is "rare" aswell?
> basically, if you start low on something relatively obscure, & no-one
>else bids, & you lose out at the last minute by 50 cents, it was the
>seller. the seller outbid you so he could relist it when the market's
>ready to pay more for whatever it was. he was just testing the water, so