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Old 04-06-2006, 09:48 PM
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I agree that you the buyer has to be careful , I was bidding on a rear seat for a 66 chevelle that I needed for my car . the auction went along merrily for 4 of the 5 days it was to run , on the fifth day the bidding really ZOOMED out of control . I was watching the bidding and decided to drop out at $400 dollars . the bidding slowed way down , then stopped . the winning bidder got it for $5 something. Then three days later I get an email asking if I still want the seat. I send a email back telling them He** no . unless I see negative feedback on the winning bidder, and for the $400 that I stopped at . For some of the original and NOS parts the sellers have their friends watch the parts and if they are below a certian price to bid them up . It sucks and is not right but how do you prove it . Dan ( i got a better seat out of Arizona two weeks later for $425 with shipping )
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:29 AM
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Ahh e-bay:-) done lots of that! first rule NEVER bid on an auction before 5 seconds to the end!!!!! Ebay is a strange auction it's really more like a sealed bid sale, only the last bid with the highest price wins. To pay the lowest amount for any item you want to be the last bid. Anything before that just costs you money. Ok I do admit that some times I will bid 99 cents at the start to have it show up in the bid list rather than my watch list (you used to have to do this more often before e-bay allowed more watched items). I love to watch, (and I'm SURE that the sellers do too) some MORONS that bid 10 times 4 DAYS before the end of the auction so they can have the high bid!

2nd rule let e-bay do the work for you use the saved searches and have them e-mailed to you.

3rd trick for hot items that have a large number of items sold. Do searches for buy it now with the last listed items first a few times a day. Some times you can snag a really good deal from some newbe that dose not know the values!

4th use the history function and search for the completed items. You can get good pricing information (not as good as used to be as it's not 30 days long anymore:-( But, you can also see items that didn't sell and send a message to the seller asking if they are going to relist their items:-) Then if they write back to you have their e-mail addresses and can ahhhhmmmm... write back and forget where/how you found out about the item:-)

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Old 04-10-2006, 10:31 PM
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As of this writing, this auction is current and starts at $6999. I couldn't vouch for the "deal" appeal but the stuff does look nice with less than 100hrs. Here's my estimate (all used values):
  • Bobcat: $2000?
  • MM210 w/spoolgun: $1500?
  • 6x6x12 enclosed trailer: $2000?
  • 3 tanks: $450?
  • power tools: $500?
  • misc cables, etc.: $200?
What do you think?

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Old 04-10-2006, 11:10 PM
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NEVER bid on an auction before 5 seconds to the end!
I had AuctionSniper place a bid for me, 5 seconds before close. This auction ended at 1:28 a.m. PDT, about the middle of the night for those of us near the Mississippi river. Notice that only three people bid on this item.


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Old 04-11-2006, 01:40 AM
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I had AuctionSniper place a bid for me, 5 seconds before close. This auction ended at 1:28 a.m. PDT, about the middle of the night for those of us near the Mississippi river. Notice that only three people bid on this item.
yep and all camerrro joe did is run the price up biding like a moron:-)
The guy that posted it must be a night owl as he was on mid west time.

I find that auction sniper kinds sucks on their timming , and under high load they really suck bad . In fact they have cost me money due to their lag in bidding under high load. But I don't like to wait around for the auction to close any more. Did for years but only on big ticket items now ( where they charge too much to bid for me) I got beat out on an item one time I bid at 2 sec to go and so did another person same amount and they won. So e-bay must have sub second timing as both bids were listed as 2 sec to end!


BTW you seem to really like thouse digimatic calipers, and I bet you smell really nice with that happy heart parfume on:-)


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