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post #13516 of 14690
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Its good to see you around here, Fok.

I have been around a long time, but mostly salivating over stuff that is not in my very strict budget.  Kids, college funds, stupid mortgage, etc...

post #13517 of 14690
Thread Starter 
Good looking out (inadvertently) CNBC.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/16/luxe-swap-whats-driving-the-high-end-switch-up.html

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post #13518 of 14690
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Good looking out (inadvertently) CNBC.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/16/luxe-swap-whats-driving-the-high-end-switch-up.html

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You don't have that shit trademarked?
post #13519 of 14690
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

You don't have that shit trademarked?

Mine is one word, theirs is two.
post #13520 of 14690
Well, I'm no lawyer.
post #13521 of 14690
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Well, I'm no lawyer.

But you play a really good one on TV?
post #13522 of 14690

I'm surprised you haven't trademarked it yet...I can accept ties as legal fees haha.  But seriously, may not be a terrible idea to consider if you have an IP attorney you know.  Or just file yourself, it's pretty easy.

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post #13524 of 14690

I don't know what it is about Spoo's auctions which encourages bizarre nibbling wars, but they're often very funny.  Here's one from the most recent batch, for a 'NWOB Brooks Brothers Peal & Co Made England Brown Leather Chelsea Boot' (I happened to have had this on my 'watch list').   There were a couple of people who were raising their bid every couple of seconds—I kid you not (neither of them won, of course):

 

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=351802038038&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565

 

Egads.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #13525 of 14690
I think it's partly ego and partly people being afraid to put in a big max bid because they know his listings have so much traffic.

So people are trying to snipe each other $2 at a time.
post #13526 of 14690
I follow one of two approaches:
Bid early and ignore the listing because I really don't want to get invested.
Bid late, way over the top bid, because I really want it.
I don't object to sniping theoretically, I just don't want to pay for it (I know, I know, it's actually a money saver).
Only once have I put in a number of incremental bids on one of Spoo's auctions, and it was just to test if the high bidder had outbid me by the minimum amount. Because doing that not as a snipe is obnoxious.
post #13527 of 14690
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I think it's partly ego and partly people being afraid to put in a big max bid because they know his listings have so much traffic.

So people are trying to snipe each other $2 at a time.

 

Well, the two nibblers had very little feedback, so I suspect they're relatively new to Ebay.  If I had to guess they're people who know quality men's wear but simply don't understand how Ebay works.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #13528 of 14690
Thread Starter 
Meanwhile, the guy who won the boots you're talking about doesn't really want to pay because he's got to pay customs on them. So since you're all contributing to post auction traffic on them anyway, if theres anyone who likes them, they may be available again…. biggrin.gif
post #13529 of 14690
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I think it's partly ego and partly people being afraid to put in a big max bid because they know his listings have so much traffic.

So people are trying to snipe each other $2 at a time.

 

Well, the two nibblers had very little feedback, so I suspect they're relatively new to Ebay.  If I had to guess they're people who know quality men's wear but simply don't understand how Ebay works.

 

And I don't think it can be described as sniping, since much of this was taking place several days before the auction ended.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #13530 of 14690

Auctions cause undisciplined people to do really strange stuff.

 

About ten years ago, a local wine store went out of business, and they had a day-long (I mean around 10 hours) auction of everything in the store including furniture and fixtures.

 

Anyway, the really expensive stuff went under the hammer early, so after 8 hours or so it was down to wines clearly labelled as having retailed for $10.00.  The clever auctioneer started bidding at $5.00 but with increments of $5.00 and people fell for it:  a lot of wines labelled $10.00 (probably 9.99, but whatever) ended up selling for $15.00.  I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry:  if the buyers had bought at the original $9.99 the store probably wouldn’t have gone out of business in the first place.

 

It’s “auction fever.”

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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