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    ebay loser

    what am i doing wrong on ebay? i have never ever won an auction on ebay. i do a bit of shopping around on online bike shops, find the best price and that is my max bid. But the auctions always go above this even if the item is used.

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    you just answered the question 'why buy on ebay'? you know something those 'winning' bidders do not - now, go forth and buy online.

    If you put in a low bid and win, great. but don't bid higher just to win, especially if you can get the item new for less - which you often can.

    if your heart is set on winning you have to be willing to bid higher at the last possible second. It can be fun to win but it also activates the greed chip, never a good thing fiscally speaking....pls don't ask me how i know this
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    well actually i was always smug about not winning until last week. there were 3 cranks available and the first auction went above the online shop's price and i thought to hell with this I can't wait for the other auctions and they will all be above the shop's price anyway. So I ordered online then 3 days later the other auctions ended 10 lower than what I paid.

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    thank you for spelling it correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    thank you for spelling it correctly.
    huh?

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    loser, not looser.

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    get a sniping program. decide what you are willing to pay for the item and let the sniper work for you. I use auctionsniper.com
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    you need to losen up, Grumpy
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    your right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    loser, not looser.
    Well I know how tough the spelling nazis in here are. Incurring the wrath of spelling nazis is dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    Well I know how tough the spelling nazis in here are. Incurring the wrath of spelling nazis is dangerous.
    especially those who know Godwin's Law!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    get a sniping program. decide what you are willing to pay for the item and let the sniper work for you. I use auctionsniper.com
    yup. Much better than sitting there chained to your computer and it removes the danger of you weakening and bidding higher than you wanted to if the price goes up.


    Pick a price you're okay with paying, set it and forget it.

    But know there will always be morans out there with no life who will chain themselves to their computers and bid in real time, often driving the price up way too high and ruining things for everybody.

    How do I know this? well....because I just know, ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    Well, I know how tough the spelling Nazis are in here. Incurring the wrath of spelling Nazis is dangerous.
    Corrected it for you, leibkin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    get a sniping program. decide what you are willing to pay for the item and let the sniper work for you. I use auctionsniper.com
    thanks I'll look into that. Watching a few saddles and brakes now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    yup. Much better than sitting there chained to your computer and it removes the danger of you weakening and bidding higher than you wanted to if the price goes up.


    Pick a price you're okay with paying, set it and forget it.

    But know there will always be morans out there with no life who will chain themselves to their computers and bid in real time, often driving the price up way too high and ruining things for everybody.

    How do I know this? well....because I just know, ok?
    lol. You must be that dip**** who got that crank!

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    don't be a moran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    lol. You must be that dip**** who got that crank!
    only poverty prevented me
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    I just go to the LBS and buy what I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    what am i doing wrong on ebay? i have never ever won an auction on ebay. i do a bit of shopping around on online bike shops, find the best price and that is my max bid. But the auctions always go above this even if the item is used.
    People go insane on eBay. They'll spend double what something is worth just for the "joy" of winning the auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    your right.
    you're.

    Ironic for someone who judges people on how they might accidentally write "loose" when they mean "lose."

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    you're.

    Sarcastic for someone who judges people on how they might accidentally write "loose" when they mean "lose."
    fickst it four yoo
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    ahh some folks just seem to miss the order of posts.


    Well it only adds to the confusion.

    My master plan is working.

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    penguin dude:

    Go back and observe the exact exchange of posts in their proper order...

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    How odd that this thread becomes ill-tempered? Nothing contentious here.

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    (shrug)

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