E-bay complaints: was Re: "Response" from seller with the "Apple-1"
doc at mdrconsult.com
Mon Jul 4 13:20:56 CDT 2005
Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
I typically have 15-20 watched items on my list. I *might* buy 2
items a month, so you can see that I don't bid on everything that I
track. I very often have 2 or 3 items that end within a few hours, and
either can use or can afford only one of them. Duplicate items, short
toy budget, whatever. In those cases, I *can't* enter a bid till I know
I want that particular item, and that's often in the last 20 minutes of
I asked about your ID primarily because in the above scenario, your
items wouldn't be worth watching. Partly out of pure curiosity.
Sniping *can* benefit the buyer, price-wise. However, your
assumption that late bids are always about the money just doesn't hold
> On 7/4/05, Doc Shipley <doc at mdrconsult.com> wrote:
>>Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
>>>The starting price does not affect the cost of the auction to the
>>>seller, its the selling price that determines the cost. So, its not a
>>>matter of saving money, its a matter of scaring off bidders. I like
>>>to keep the starting bid at $1 to encourage people to bid but when it
>>>doesnt encourage them to bid I say f*** you and pull it.
>> And what was your eBay ID again?
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