bogus auction for Altair system on eBay
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Thu Feb 23 00:06:12 CST 2006
Sniping is how I won a Grid Compass 1101 a few months ago. Someone else had
the same bid as me, but mine got in just "in the nick of time."
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of Doc Shipley
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:51 AM
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Subject: Re: bogus auction for Altair system on eBay
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> It might make the most sense in online auctions if ALL bids were snipes.
> Simply bid what you're willing to pay for the item and if it's more
> than the reserve and higher than any other bid, you've won it by
> whatever the bid increment is. That's the way I bid on all of my eBay
> purchases. When I place my snipe bid, I say "I'd be willing to pay
> this much for the item, after which either I'm not sufficiently
> interested or I know where I can purchase the same thing cheaper".
> There's no stress of seeing if anyone else has bid more than I. If I
> want the item badly enough, I'll get it--no "auction fever".
I do get auction fever, really badly. Sniping is about the only way I
can reliably bid without spending money I don't have. If I make my bid in
the last 5 seconds and it's not enough, there's no way I can get in another
bid. That's a *good* thing.
Oddly enough, I'm a cold fish in realtime auctions. I just don't get
excited when I'm bidding in person.
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