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    A guy who rides bikes Aaron_F's Avatar
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    I thought I had it!

    I just got outbid in the last 10 seconds on a Kinesis Maxlight fork on eBay. I woulda had it for $66. I think I'm going to go jump off a bridge...

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    Senior Member pyroguy_3's Avatar
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    get the ebay last-minute-bid addon for firefox. You can set it to bid at the last second I think. I've got it on mine but I have never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyroguy_3 View Post
    get the ebay last-minute-bid addon for firefox. You can set it to bid at the last second I think. I've got it on mine but I have never used it.
    Cool- I will look into that. Only problem is I am paranoid about giving my login credentials to a 3rd party app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probable556 View Post
    Cool- I will look into that. Only problem is I am paranoid about giving my login credentials to a 3rd party app.
    yeah it probably doesn't work, and that's really unfair if it does work

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonyMust View Post
    that's really unfair if it does work
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by probable556 View Post
    Why?
    because no one will be able to outbid you

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonyMust View Post
    because no one will be able to outbid you
    Not true. Exceptions include:

    1. People with a higher maximum bid will always win (it's funny to watch people caught up in a bidding war pay more than something is worth).
    2. Other people using auto-bidding/ sniping software (this is possible if both maximum bids are the SAME).
    3. People who are online entering last minute bids live (this is easy to do and the highest bidder wins anyway).

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    Last minute bidding software is fair. It comes down to a simple rule, the person willing to pay the most will win the item regardless. Doesn't matter if bid 2 seconds after the item was listed or 2 seconds before it ends.

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