[Coladam] eBay is a cheat

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Mon Jun 15 20:25:58 CEST 2009


The bid is up to $72 now...plus the $12.34 shipping...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] eBay is a cheat


> It only exceeds the old bid by $1 to save you money...if the going price 
> was
> only $60 and you bid $100 you would be expected to pay the $100 for it, 
> not
> the $60. This way people can put in the maximum they are willing to pay 
> for
> it, but they may still get it cheaper because no one else has bid more 
> than
> $60 for it.
>
> It's not perfect, but it allows people to put in one bid for the maximum
> they are willing to pay and then not worry about it anymore.
>
> Me, I go the opposite way. I never start bidding until the auction is 
> about
> 15-30 minutes from being done and hope the current high bidder isn't
> watching, or has gone to sleep, or has left their computer for some 
> reason.
> If the price gets too high because their initial bid was higher than I'm
> willing to go, I quit. I've outbid people a couple of times in the final
> minute of an auction. You have to really watch the countdown timer to the
> end of the auction and constantly refresh your browser window so you can
> tell if you've been outbid or not.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rich Drushel" <drushel at apk.net>
> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 9:15 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] eBay is a cheat
>
>
>>
>> On Mon, June 15, 2009 12:09 pm, Joe Blenkle wrote:
>>
>>> This happens because the bidder has entered a higher amount for a bid.
>>> Someone may have bid $100, but because the exisitng bid was only $60, 
>>> his
>>> bid would appear as $61.
>>
>>     That's what I don't get.  If someone bids $100, who cares what the
>> previous bid was; it should show the $100 new bid.  Why the mystery?
>>
>>     *Rich*
>>
>> -- 
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>>
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