Re: Thrifty eBay shopping
- I never really explored automatic bidding. Your reasoning is
probably accurate for most situations. I'm not sure how many people
peek over my shoulder to see what I'm bidding on. I take a lot of
gambles and play a lot of hunches, only a fraction of which pay off.
As a result, I end up with quite a few stinkers. I do not return
them if the description tallies with what an uneducated individual
would notice. I do not return them if there is only a vague
description that simply describes it as an "error". If the coin is
an error (even a worthless one) then the auction description was
accurate. It wouldn't be fair to return a coin under such
circumstances, even with a "no questions asked" policy. Call it a
gambler's code, if you will.
I will explore the link you gave us. Thanks for the suggestion, Mike.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, maaswhole
> I wondered why more folks don't use the automatic bidding softwareon
> when they shop eBay.
> Early bidding is great for the seller and he gets top dollar that
> way, but as a buyer, I hate when early bidding drives up the price
> things I'm interested in.and
> Because about half the bidders are using bidding programs to win
> their bids, it means those who are not, lose auctions more often
> pay higher prices when they win, so it's not fair to them.this
> Another problem with early bidding is that when a well known error
> expert or retailer has placed a bid, it is now known by all that
> coin is most likely not only authentic, but also worth more thanhis
> I know when I'm pressed for time I will go to the search feature
> take a look at what Fred, Allen, Mike, ect. are bidding on, not toall
> bid against them, but to see almost exclusively interesting stuff,
> without the trash. I have to think many others do this and aslo
> wonder how they ever win an auction.
> If I have a few spare bucks and I'm looking to win, I go through
> the auctions for something that "spins my wheels" and use
> http://classic.esnipe.com/ to place my bid at the last second.