Latest eBay seller BS

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu Sep 30 15:57:15 CDT 2010

On 30 Sep 2010 at 16:39, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:

> Tony Duell wrote:
> > Hang on a second. If you list something with a starting bid of, say,
> > $50 and you notice that plenty of people are wathcing the item and
> > yet nobody bids on it, doesnt; this suggest your starting bid is too
> > high?
> Or they're all snipers.

Yup, there are some sections where sniping seems to be de-facto order 
(e.g. oriental rugs).  

As much as many people hate the practice, I see no difference between 
sniping and sealed-bid auctions.  Just bid what you're prepared to 


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