E-bay complaints: was Re: "Response" from seller with the "Apple-1"
Jim Isbell, W5JAI
jim.isbell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 13:43:54 CDT 2005
As I said, loosing one bid out of millions is not my worry. I might
just as likely lose a bid because someone was looking 10 minutes
BEFORE I got it listed. But I cant worry over that one either!!!!
Its just a matter of sliding the window one way or the other. I wont
spend my time trying to satisfy one bidder in millions.
As to how you would recognise my auction, a I said earlier, I tell you
up front that I will do that. Its no surprise. If you see my ad you
will be able to bid on it and you will see that I plan on changing it
if no one bids.
Also, if you dont know enough to know you are interested to the extent
of the value of a minimum bid of $1, then I surely dont think you
will change your mind 20 minutes before the auction ends. So I wont
miss you. Go ahead and bit $1 and if you end up with it you rot a
bargain...or at least if you dont want the item you can send me the $1
and I wont ship it to save you the shipping cost.
In a real auction you would have to register, give a credit card
number or deposit check and get a number before you were allowed to
place the first bid!!! And if you were running in from the parking
lot they would not hold things while you put up the deposit or credit
Please tell me how sniping helps the seller?????
On 7/4/05, Doc Shipley <doc at mdrconsult.com> wrote:
> Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
> > Why?
> 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
> the auction.
> 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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