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[atlas_craftsman] Re: Atlas Change Gears on ebay

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  • Tim Parker
    Mark: Yep. You re right. This is the first time I ve experienced this, however. I had put my preset limit in, which was exceeded, so I m not disappointed. I
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 3, 1999
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      Mark:

      Yep. You're right. This is the first time I've experienced this, however.
      I had put my preset limit in, which was exceeded, so I'm not disappointed.
      I don't have to write a check, and don't have to hurry up and put my lathe
      together (or that's what I'm telling myself 8^)).

      -Tim.

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      >From: jmark.vanscoter@...
      >To: atlas_craftsman@egroups.com
      >Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Atlas Change Gears on ebay
      >Date: Tue, Nov 2, 1999, 5:36 PM
      >

      > With eBay, you can preset your maximum bid and eBay will progressively bid
      > to your preset balance.
      >
      > This does a lot to prevent someone from getting it for less than the market
      > will bear, because your bid is already there to outbid him/her.
      >
      > (Many times on eBay I have entered a bid for what something is worth, but it
      > shows up as the increment allowed over the last bid. Later I see that others
      > have bid against me but I end up buying it because they did not go over my
      > preset maximum.)
      >
      > Mark V.S. in Austin
      >
      > P.S. This change gear thing (and the catalog thing earlier) were examples of
      > people caught in "bidder frenzy" in my opinion.
      >
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: Jim Irwin [SMTP:irwin@...]
      >> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 2:16 PM
      >> To: atlas_craftsman@egroups.com
      >> Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Atlas Change Gears on eBay
      >>
      >> One of the problems with a known ending time bidding structure like eBay
      >> is the ability of someone to sit with his finger over the send button
      >> waiting for the last possible second to try, often successfully, to get
      >> something for less than the market will bear. I don't know how to combat
      >> this, and have lost out on a few sure things like you have.
      >>
      >>
      >> Jim Irwin
      >>
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