I [don't] hate E-Bay (was Cromemco 68000 on ebay)

Eric J Korpela korpela at ssl.berkeley.edu
Mon Mar 30 19:36:23 CDT 2009


In article <49D14A69.9040004 at gmail.com>, Sridhar Ayengar <
ploopster at gmail.com>  writes:

> Go to an actual in-person auction sometime. NO-ONE bids their maximum
> bid up front.

Of course not.  But try submitting a $1 bid at a sealed bid auction for an
item you'd be willing to pay $1000 for.  Typically that's not a good tactic.

Ebay is somewhere in between a sealed bid auction and an open bid auction.
The only way to find out what someone has bid is to submit a higher bid.

Eric



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