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Postby Bloodywolf » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:49 pm

I didn't really know where this fit so I put it here. I am sooooo annoyed with people on ebay right now! It was down to 20 seconds, thats right seconds on an auction I was bidding on and I was in the lead and so I refreshed the page out of habit and I was OUTBID GAH!!!! What do these people sit and wait til the last second to bid? This has happened to me on a couple auctions now and Im getting really fed up. Just voicing my frustration. What are your thoughts of ebay nowadays?
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Postby beefpuppet » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:58 pm

dont wanna burst your bubble bro, but thats how its done.
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Postby Bloodywolf » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:17 pm

yea but there's a difference between making sure you get what you want and waiting til the final seconds to screw someone else over. My last bid was like 65 bucks and when I went back to look at it the dude or chick that bid on it bid 90 bucks. Seriously though thats just irritating. I haven't used ebay all that much but I can't be the only one who thinks stuff like that is just a-holish
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Postby bigdaddyscott » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:33 pm

dude that happens to me on a weekly basis!! when you think you have you don't!! they should have auction for 10 seconds!! thats when most of the bidding is done!! snipers suck though!!
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Postby Wesr » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:46 pm

my complaint is the over inflated shipping and half of the stuff being in china. All the sites are inflating shipping. it doesn't cost 6.00 to stick a loose figure in a .60 bubble envelope and ship it to me when you're 2 hours away. I tried buying books for my mom on amazone and they wanted 4.99 to ship a paperback. they need a filter so you can choose to only see things in the US.
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Postby Blight » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:23 am

No offense meant but that's the proper way to do this to beat the competition. I usually bid high in the last 12 seconds. The real contest on ebay BEGINS in the final 5 minutes on most figure related items. Never count your chickens. And it's not A-holish nor is it screwing someone else over. It's a more tactful bidder with a better grasp of the price the item will sell for and a more timely bidding method. I even employ auction sniper sometimes to throw down my bid in the final 5 seconds so no one can get in after my max bid. I'm sorry but you just sound like a sore loser who doesn't know what he's doing by complaining about it like this.
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Postby bigdaddyscott » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:30 am

Blight wrote:No offense meant but that's the proper way to do this to beat the competition. I usually bid high in the last 12 seconds. The real contest on ebay BEGINS in the final 5 minutes on most figure related items. Never count your chickens. And it's not A-holish nor is it screwing someone else over. It's a more tactful bidder with a better grasp of the price the item will sell for and a more timely bidding method. I even employ auction sniper sometimes to throw down my bid in the final 5 seconds so no one can get in after my max bid. I'm sorry but you just sound like a sore loser who doesn't know what he's doing by complaining about it like this.

ebay isn't suppose to be a contest! bidding hi at the last minute instead of at the start of the auction, befits whom??? just ther sniper that has to wait til then to see if he can afford to snipe it or not. still not right in my book. sorry.
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Postby Blight » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:33 am

It's not a moral issue. It's a choice to better ensure you get what you want. You can either bid the first day or the final day hours before it's over and not win the item or you can constantly refresh and computer camp like the "pros" do and get what you want. You aren't screwing anyone over.
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Postby bigdaddyscott » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:59 am

Blight wrote:It's not a moral issue. It's a choice to better ensure you get what you want. You can either bid the first day or the final day hours before it's over and not win the item or you can constantly refresh and computer camp like the "pros" do and get what you want. You aren't screwing anyone over.

there are other things that require a persons time. so some of us can't "computer camp like the pros do" ! we try our luck and bid when we can, but its just that "luck"! because as long as there are "pros" on ebay, a regular person doesn't stand a chance.
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Postby scarlet_magpie » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:49 am

To be honest, while it does p*** me off when I lose out in the last 10 seconds by a couple of pennies, it IS an auction, and this is how an auction works, unfortunately.

I believe there are programs you can download which autobid up to a specified amount on your behalf? This is what you will be experiencing, and most likely NOT a human sat with a twitching finger on the "confirm your bid" button....
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Postby blaynescott » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:33 am

scarlet_magpie wrote:To be honest, while it does p*** me off when I lose out in the last 10 seconds by a couple of pennies, it IS an auction, and this is how an auction works, unfortunately.

I believe there are programs you can download which autobid up to a specified amount on your behalf? This is what you will be experiencing, and most likely NOT a human sat with a twitching finger on the "confirm your bid" button....


I've tried the 'twitch'-bidding method, and it works but requires a fast net connection. I've also tried online auction proxy-bidders (you specify an amount, and they snipe on your behalf). However, if you don't bid enough when you snipe (regardless of what kind you prefer), you'll lose.

In terms of other eBay woes: Overcharging on shipping is a big tick off, but some considerations:

Buying overseas costs more in shipping, unless it's from anywhere in Asia - more packages coming back/forth seems to lower the cost of shipping to us.

Shipping from Canada to anywhere costs a little more for US to send it. I asked the post office why USPS can send a package for $2.00, and it costs me $5 or $6: it's because Canada has a lower population in relation to our relative size as a country compared to the USA. Less people = less tax dollars, so the postal service has to cost more.

This might be the case in other countries like Australia too.

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Postby Wesr » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:42 am

oh it doesn't bother me from other countries but when its in the US and you know they're over charging as you send the same things all the time is when it annoys me. I can send a figure for around $2 (3 including the padded envelope) yet they want $6 to ship it just doesn't make sense.
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Postby Blight » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:08 am

I rotate between the "twitch" bidding and the auction sniper. There is a service fee for the 6 second snipers so I time my personal bids to go in in the final 8
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Postby Wesr » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:10 am

i've actually never bid on anything. I only use the "buy it now" option and latley i'd rather have someone on FR pick the figure up if i can.
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Postby PEEPEETRON » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:50 am

Ebay vultures are such a pain...It seems like anytime I really want something it ends while I'm at work so there is nothing I can do...I especially hated loosing an auction by like 25 cents...
http://figurerealm.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17149
http://www.figurerealm.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18741
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