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    Ebay Bidding questions??? I don't get it!?!?!

    Why is it that you will see an auction with say 5 days left and the bids are already 10 people and highest bidder $105.56? What's the point of bidding with so much time on an auction .... is there something I'm missing here?

    Thanks,
    J.

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    i know, i see that too. do you really think youll be able to win it with that much time left??? your just raising your own price IMO

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    Because lets say you bid on an item that has 5days left and you are the 1st bidder you can pretty much set the price, say the starting bid is $.99 and the card has a $100bv. So you really want the card so you place a bid of $45, well now if someone wants it more then you then they have to bid more then $45. I hope you are getting what Im saying, most people bid on items 1st so they have a better chance of winning the bid. Hope this helps Sean

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    Broncosfan, I think you're giving EBAY bidders too much credit. Most of the people that bid so much so early don't know what they're doing. I have people like that in my roto auction drafts. They never win those either, of course:-)


    Smeag

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    sounds logical Bronco's fan but .....

    Let's say that person doesn't bid there $45, the auction comes close to the end and the highest bid at the time is $28 if they snipe it with their initial $45 bid they are more likely to pay less than if they had bid first.

    I just don't understand why you would run the price up on an auction with 5 or 6 days left? Doesn't make any sense to me! Obviously if you've placed your highest bid of $100 and someone wants it more than you their going to outbid you regardless. If you were to wait who knows what the highest bid would be near auction end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol
    Broncosfan, I think you're giving EBAY bidders too much credit. Most of the people that bid so much so early don't know what they're doing. I have people like that in my roto auction drafts. They never win those either, of course:-)


    Smeag
    No, I have sold lots of stuff on ebay where someone has palced a bid and that bidder has ended up winning the auction because they basically set the bidding which made the other bidders place a higher bid to try and win. So no Im not giving ebayers to much credit, I just know how it goes after doing it for so long.

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    No offense to anyone on this site, just a general statement...but perhaps not all of us have time to be sitting on the internet all day.

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    Huh? asujbl ..... you don't have to sit on the interenet all day to know when an auction is ending. You take note of the time and come back 5 minutes prior. I honestly don't see the point you were trying to make?

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    I am at work when 90% of auctions I bid on end...or out of town on weekends. I probably am actually at a computer when 20% of what I bid on actually ends. My office doesn't really like me checking eBay

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    some travel for a living unlike many here. Maybe they saw this auction on a weekend and knew they weren`t going to be around for the end of it so they just bid their highest and it worked it`s way up. Maybe someone else had already bid on it and they just happened to bid more and thats where it went. Could also be a scam with a few buddies working it(shill bidding).

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