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put bids down on online auctions when they still have 20+ days to go
what is wrong with you?
A couple of people here think it's what you should be doing. Mentals.
Early bidding is normally irrelevant as battle really commences in the final minutes and dwarfs early bids, regardless of tactics and timing it really comes down to someone being willing to pay more, if you run out of time to bid you should just have bid more in the first place
I see it's all been covered
moving along people, nothing to see here, thread closed
I have won every online auction I have ever bid on
They use a system that just keeps upping the bid until they find your ceiling and get over it by a tiny amount.
That's not to say you wouldn't bid a few pence more but unless you have something similar in operation yourself you're buggered and it's all in the final few seconds.
And it has to be higher than yours, even if they bid 1000 more than you theyd get it for 1p more because its always one increment above the last bid thats how ebay works, for all you know their max bid could have been anything, if your bid was higher than their threshold the bot would give up
Don't blame the person who outbids you for your own stinginess.
When for all you know they could have put some giant bid as their max in ebay or bidding bot
- people who only post one terrible picture taken on their phone. With clothes/shoes you need at least three decent quality photos to decide.
- people who pretend they didn't notice you only accept paypal
- people who complain about you charging more to post items abroad