Seriously, why do people get into bidding wars with 7 hours or a day left before the auction ends? Shit would be so much cheaper if half of the the people who buy crap on ebay weren't complete retards.
This was a necessary post and a great addition to the MGoBlog community.
As was this.
Oh crap! Reply War with infinite time left!
Every post is necessary and a great addition to the community.
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Please post a link to the item as I would like to bid on it.
I got a good chuckle from this comment.
Damn I can't wait for September...
My wife sells on eBay, and we are always amazed at the bidding that goes on with 2 or 3 days left.
Not that we mind - help paid for a recent trip to Disneyworld - but still makes one shake their head.
Somehow, you made this thread even better. Kudos, sir. My internet persona is certainly not worthy of your presence.
I've never seen that horror film.. any good?
I figured out who the bidders are.
Brah, can't you get that in blu-ray? Reg def Glitter is SOOOOO LAME!
I think they're the same bidders who bid only a $1 over the current bid until they're the high bidder.
Yea you're right about that one. Here is one I was actually interested in until two idiots drove up the price with 3 hours left.
This is a major reason I don't like using eBay - sure, you might get a great deal sometimes, but other times you waste days bidding on something just to see it skyrocket out of reasonable value because two guys with auto-bids enabled aren't paying attention. Give me a Amazon, newegg, woot, or techbargains any day.
No Country For Old Men. $1.88 on Amazon
That's your lucky coin.
Do you have any idea how crazy you are? You mean the nature of this conversation? I mean the nature of you.
It may be annoying that it happens, but there's really no point to start increasing the bid until there's not much time left. An early lead means nothing if you're going to come back before the auction ends and the only thing it's going to do is invite someone to bid higher and raise the final price.
Bidding wars are almost ALWAYS started by the item seller, in an attempt to jack up the price.
Check the seller's other items and see if the same thing is happening. If it is, steer clear.
1. Bid on an item at the lowest possible price, just to lock in the auction item. I have seen many auctions where the seller would end the auction because there were not any bids on it, this sucks big time!
2. DO NOTHING!!!
3. Wait til about 30 seconds to go on the auction, then bid the highest amount that you would possibly pay for the item. Don't try to just outbid the highest bid price, bid your maximum price.
Don't worry, Ebay's bidding structure will only count your bid up to the highest current bid plus a small incremental amount. This strategy works every time and you will never end up spending more than you want to.
All-time favorite line/scence.
Equally annoying (if not more) is when you get a pebble stuck inside of your shoe. I think I'll start a thread right now.
I accidentally stepped in some glass, Die Hard style, and now I can't tell if I got it all out of my foot or if there is still a piece embedded. Either way, it hurts when I walk. I think I'll start a thread about it.
I got a major in Economics and did a research project on something called the Winner's curse which attempts to explain why people overpay almost everytime in open auctions like on Ebay (although the theory initially pertained more to underground oil and mineral rights Ebay provides a new use). Basically it all comes down to there being to many stupid people in the world who screw up in an auction setting by consistently overbidding. I found it interesting anyways.
what's the deal with airline food?