Re: [NTLK] [OT] eBay sniping

From: Scott Hoffman <>
Date: Tue Feb 24 2009 - 02:42:55 EST

Normally I'll do just that - if I feel my bid is in jeopardy I'll
bid again to my max
and let eBay do the rest... don't know why I didn't try to do that

Oh well it's over. Time to search for another.

/rant over.

So, speaking of eBay, anyone see that Messaging Card on there? :)

On Feb 23, 2009, at 6:32 AM, Jon Glass wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Brian Braunschweiger
> <> wrote:
>> Did the bid you had on it reflect what you thought it was worth
>> and what you were willing to pay? If so, then someone else valued
>> it more. If your bid did not reflect that, why didn't you bid more?
> Yeah, the key to bidding (if you don't want to snipe--or even if you
> do) is to think of the absolute outside you are willing to pay, not
> just your minimum, but your outside maximum price. So, for the
> briefcase, if you aren't willing to pay more than $80, that should be
> your max. However, I recommend going a tad higher, and putting a max
> bid of $87.65, or some odd figure that is not a round amount. That
> keeps people who are just a tad skittish from winning by a few cents,
> and also helps keep the snipers at bay. I just last week won some
> model train stuff that outbid a sniper by literally a few groszy. If I
> hadn't gone the odd amount over, I would have lost. And I posted my
> bid only about 20 minutes before the end of the auction. There are
> ways to beat snipers other than being one yourself. (BTW, I like to
> snipe the hard way. I hit refresh every time the page loads, until I
> know the exact time the auction is running out, to within 5 seconds,
> and then I bid within that time, using the principle I mentioned
> above. I would rather do it the hard way than using sniping services.
> That is just lazy--if you're gonna snipe, do it, and don't fake it.
> Sniping services are for wimps) ;-)
> --
> -Jon Glass
> Krakow, Poland
> <>

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