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4230Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Bidding

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  • Jackie Collins
    Aug 24, 2007
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      TJ - A cell phone/pocket pc would benefit you tremendously
      if you're a serious bidder. I have an iphone
      and can stay in touch with the stock market,
      real estate hot lists, and bidding info when I'm on the go.
      There are other PDA's which operate as a pocket pc
      to keep you in touch.

      Cadia is right, her M.O. is the way to stay ahead
      and not pay unnecessarily higher bid prices.

      Aloha, Jackie

      ----- Original Message -----
      To: aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 6:13 AM
      Subject: Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Bidding

      The 10 second rule in bidding is good if you are
      sitting at the computer. Because I'm gone so much I
      can't use the 10 second rule. Is there another way to
      bid that I don't know of? I'm willing to learn if
      there is. I usually figure out how much I can afford
      to bid and in the last day or so just put it in and
      hope. Sometimes it works. I usually try to collect
      the paper ephemera because Wekula collects the
      pottery. I have quite a bit of it and will donate it
      at the right time. I'm torn between donating to
      Oklahoma or Hawaii. I own about 6 original art pieces
      now. I've burned them to CD's for protection and
      backup. tj

      Cadia Los <duchess@...> wrote:

      > The recently imposed "anonymous" bidding applies
      > only to eBay
      > auctions that exceed $200, or that have BIN's or
      > reserve prices at
      > or above this amount.
      > There's some indication that eBay may relax this
      > lack of
      > transparency in the near future. The whole idea
      > was to prevent
      > scammers from contacting underbidders with fake
      > SCO's. Instead, a
      > large number of bidders have stopped bidding on
      > high-end items.
      > However, the successful bidder's ID is always
      > visible once the
      > auction closes. In the most recent example, the
      > high bidder is in
      > Massachusetts and seems to buy autographed items,
      > folk art and rare
      > books. Nothing to indicate this is a Blanding
      > collector.
      > Keith was Bidder 6 -- darn good snipe! -- and I
      > think TJ was Bidder
      > 1. While the bidders' names were still visible, I
      > did not see any
      > other ID's that I recognized. Forgot to write down
      > Bidders 2, 3 and
      > 4 while I had the chance. Bidder 5 is a relative
      > newbie, as
      > evidence by the multiple bids. I think the winner
      > (Bidder 7's
      > snipe) may have bid $500 or more. That's a classic
      > "go for broke"
      > strategy that I don't recommend unless you're
      > prepared to pay the
      > piper.
      > The trick to winning is to "bid once, bid late, bid
      > your max." This
      > prevents other bidders from challenging your bid and
      > eating away the
      > proxy. No guarantees of course, but showing your
      > interest early on
      > is just asking for trouble!
      > ~~Cadia

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