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    My E-Bay temper tantrum...

    So, I bought this 1993 Chevy Beretta GT a couple of weeks ago to rehab, and then give to my god-daughter on her 17th birthday... It needs some work, but nothing I'm too worried about...

    On Ebay I find a part, new OEM... At 29.95 I'm the only bidder for a full week...

    Here's the results of what happened today at end of bid time...

    Bidders:2
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    Time Ended: Jun-14-09 13:08:20 PDT
    Sorry, you were outbid. This item sold for US $41.00

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    d***m (292) US $41.00 Jun-14-09 13:08:07 PDT
    voivod (48) US $40.00 Jun-09-09 08:21:15 PDT
    voivod (48) US $29.95 Jun-09-09 08:21:15 PDT
    Starting Price US $29.95 Jun-07-09 13:08:20 PDT


    Are you fucking kidding me? The "winner" bid no higher than the current winning bid which was 29.95, but 13 seconds before the auction ends, and he bids 1 fucking dollar more than me?? Give me a break...
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    I think on the breakdown of bids, the highest it shows is the winning bid. He could have bid $50, but it would only show 41, since your highest bid was 40 and it was in increments of $1, at least that's the way I think it works.

    Sucks either way, I've been caught like that, and it's always cheap shit, usually under 20 bucks.

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    I rarely ebay because of that type of bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    I think on the breakdown of bids, the highest it shows is the winning bid. He could have bid $50, but it would only show 41, since your highest bid was 40 and it was in increments of $1, at least that's the way I think it works.

    Sucks either way, I've been caught like that, and it's always cheap shit, usually under 20 bucks.
    true... good point... now I feel bad for kicking the kitten across the living room...
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    true... good point... now I feel bad for kicking the kitten across the living room...
    I always set my max bid at some crazy number. Like if I think something is worth 40 bucks, I set the max at 41.01. Helps you with the sniping. Corse if the next guy bids 50, oh well, they overpaid

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    ya, you really have to put the max your willing to spend unfortunately.

    I did have a guy see this happen to me once on one of his guitar parts.
    He emailed me that he had a better one in stock he would sell me for my last bid.

    needless to say, he won my business for many Ibanez parts auctions after that.
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    ePay has become a joke. Between the bid sniping and shill bidders, you never really know who you are up against.
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    sorry man, but I troll Ebay looking for shit like that.

    I've swept in at the last second and gotten all kinds of stuff. Most recently I got a 65 inch Mitsubishi HD TV for 305 bucks...outbid the other guy by a buck.

    I'm that guy, sitting on the auctions I'm interested in refreshing every 5 seconds and waiting for the last possible minute to throw a bid down.

    That said, when I lose I get mad pissed so I understand your frustration on a very personal level. I lost a couple of EVH pedals last year...I was THIS close to getting both the flanger and the phaser for the price of just the phaser. Damn pedals came with the power supplies, boxes, manuals everything but my connection hiccupped that morning and I lost. Sucks for me. I was pissed for days.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    What get's me on this one, is this the part is an oddball part... How many people are looking for that same part on a 17 year old vehicle at the same time over a seven day period?
    hahaha That's what raises a red flag for me...

    Oh well.. I'll keep looking... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    What get's me on this one, is this the part is an oddball part... How many people are looking for that same part on a 17 year old vehicle at the same time over a seven day period?
    hahaha That's what raises a red flag for me...

    Oh well.. I'll keep looking... :-)
    maybe you were outbid by the auctioner himself because he didn't think it was selling for what he wanted, or maybe he found a buyer offline?
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    maybe you were outbid by the auctioner himself because he didn't think it was selling for what he wanted,
    I'm waiting and watching for it to re-appear... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    maybe you were outbid by the auctioner himself because he didn't think it was selling for what he wanted, or maybe he found a buyer offline?
    It's easy enough to just end it if it's not going the way you want, or if you make a local sale. You just cancel all bids and say "the item is no longer available". I've never done it, but I've had it done to me. I think it's a crock, but it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    shill bidders
    What are "shill bidders"? Never heard that before. Is that the item owner bidding?

    I still love ebay. Know what you want, and what you'll pay, and keep at it. Don't get dragged into a bidding war.

    It took me a year, but I got my Black Crowes box set replaced for 20 bucks. I got outbid probably a hundred times, but they all overpaid. Just try not to take it personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    It's easy enough to just end it if it's not going the way you want, or if you make a local sale. You just cancel all bids and say "the item is no longer available". I've never done it, but I've had it done to me. I think it's a crock, but it happens.
    oh, I didn't know that. I thought once you threw something up on auction, it was on auction until the scheduled end time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    What are "shill bidders"? Never heard that before. Is that the item owner bidding?
    Either the seller of the item or friends of the seller, just to inflate the price.
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