Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
Bikes: Homebuilt Nashbar Steel MTB; 1988 Schwinn Premis
Originally Posted by gudel
that'll teach you, for sniping!
bid what you want to pay.
That's exactly what I do. I put my maximum bid in for what I want to pay, it just doesn't get entered until the last few seconds. If the bid goes higher than what I'm willing to pay, I leave it alone and let someone else win it. I'm only paying $19 including shipping for everything, so I'm not out that much. I hate starting bid wars that cause the price to skyrocket well beyond what the product is worth. Also, when I browse e-bay, I'm only interested in things that are ending soon, I hate waiting for days for the auction to end. One of my products I'm selling was bid on at the last second, several watchers, no bids so no war was started. It sold for only $.99, but hey, I still shipped it. I think I made about $.15 on it after sellers fees, but oh well. As a buyer, you get some great deals, and sometimes pay too much. As a seller, you win some and lose some. That's the risk in auctions.