<VV> eBay bidding/"sniping" (minimal gratuitous Corvair)

Chris & Bill Strickland lechevrier at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 28 13:42:09 EST 2010

>So, waiting until the last minute (actually last seconds)  might outbid the 
>current highest bid, so make it your real max bid, because YOU won't have 
>time to enter a higher bid either.

The problem with this theory is that the last high bidder may have also 
put in a "really" high bid (say $500 for that Astro I) but only the 
amount to out bid the previous high bid is showing -- the only way to 
beat his bid is to outbid him -- and to know that, you have to initially 
outbid, then come back with that really high Max bid -- that's why you 
will occasionally see two identical bids from the same party.  And then 
there are the "bidding programs" ...

Really, it is simple -- bid what you'd be willing to pay, and, if you 
get outbid, tomorrow is another day.  There is always somebody out there 
with more money than you, the only question being whether they are 
interested in that item -- what are you willing to spend to see how fat 
their bankroll is?  Ain't evil-Bay fun?

Bill Strickland

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