jacknife

Ebay craziness

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If I understand ebay listings correctly, there was no reserve price for this auction, as it should normally state "reserve has been met" next to the price. Or does that dissapear when the auction is finished?

But if you look at the bid history you must also check the bid time. I think the scenario was like this:

"happycddog" made a $200 proxy bid on June 6. The following days "cabot02" tried to outbid him by increasing his bids by $10 every time. Of course he was outbid everytime by happycddog's $200 proxy bid.

On June 11, 4:07, cabot02 - very desperate :D - made the >$280 proxy bid that won him the auction at the end. In the hours that followed, happycddog made two attempts to beat him, then renounced.

Could that be correct?

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But there is something that I cannot explain: Why did cabot02 make that >$280 proxy bid when he was already the highest bidder with $205 on June10 ?

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Well, I have made this too, when I learned I couldn't be online at the time when the auction ended. Increased the proxy bid by a safer amount. But I always stayed within reasonable limits :)

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The full version of this (with booklit and such) is coming out in 3 months or so someone explain these to me.

They even add that they are promo's and one even mentions the full version is coming out soon.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=2537106699 :wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...2&category=1056

These guys obviously know how reliable Columbia release dates are !

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It was, if fact, the "buy it now" price was about $20.00, which I picked up right away.

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WOW! What a great deal shrugs! I'm all over this one!

And, as my winning information is sent via e-mail, there's no shipping and handling charges! I HAD NO IDEA!

There's a :wacko: born every minute.

:D

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Check the seller's first page of feedback... looks he bought around 30 positive feedback points for 0.99 each before his foray into selling...

If only I had some feedback to sell... :w

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Jeez, I didn't know there were guys on ebay selling positive feedback (and getting free positive feedback in return):

Positive Feedback + Amazing Recipe for Hummus ($0.99)

"I will give you positive feedback very fast once you purchase this recipe"

3 GUACAMOLE Recipes~ FAST FEEDBACK!! ($0.99)

"I love to give positive feedback to paying bidders, and I do so immediately after payment is received through Paypal!!"

Edited by Claude

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Claude, this has been a major racket on eBay for as long as I've been there. The worst was when people were taking advantage of the charity auctions for 9/11 victims by padding their feedback, and eBay was reluctant to crack down due to their flagwaving over the charity in their press releases.

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Tony, that's pretty funny. Actually, a lot of his responses to the feedback he receives are pretty funny. Here's some more:

Praise : Thank you for such a smooth transaction!!!! A pleasure to do business with

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - If by "transaction" you mean "cock" then you're welcome, sir!

Praise : Payment received. An asset to ebay. A PLEASURE!

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - It was good for me too, baby...

Praise : Received the CD very promptly!!

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - Hope you enjoy the 1 good song on this CD.

Praise : Thanks a million!

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - Buyer is being misleading, only thanked me 2 times.

Praise : Great seller! Would buy from again anytime!

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - I have listed other items since this transaction, he never bought any of them.

Praise : Thanks, just what the doctor ordered.

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - I'm glad I could help, I hope the itching goes away.

Praise : Quick shipment, great commincation

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - TOO BAD I DIDN'T SELL YOU A DICTIONARY! HAHAHA! I KILL ME!

Praise : GREAT !!!!!! I wish all sellers are like you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A+++++

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - What a racist thing to say!@#$&%@*

Praise : Love the cd. Great price, quick delivery. Thanks!

Response by phoneloser-rbcp - I had stolen the CD from K-mart, that's why I was able to sell it so cheap.

:g

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Some nice quips in there, vibes. I wonder how some of the buyers react to those responses. :D

Edited by pryan

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So, how are eBay prices in general these days (craziness aside). Seems like things are selling pretty cheap.

I've got a heap of stuff to sell, much of it semi-desireable (Basra, True Blue, Symphony for Improvisers), but I don't want to be selling into a market where these things bring $10 or less. (Yeah, I know I can set minimum bids, but why go to the trouble if they aren't likely to be met?)

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Basra and True Blue will probably only go for a couple of bucks. Better sell them to me, instead... ;)

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Actually, looking at the completed auctions. Basra's been bringing $10-15. Seems like it was "worth" considerably more not long ago.

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I think Basra has been dropping ever since the word of how great the JRVG is started to spread. Maybe the Spanish version too has filled holes for people?

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It's not crazy, it's ridiculous! :tdown

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Look at his other items. I am tempted to believe it could be an error in the listing.

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Must be some Clifford Jordan fan out there who has totally lost his or her mind.

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