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.
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.
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....
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