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Thanks for the suggestions.  I will wait another day and then send a reminder.  I have always paid within less than 24 hours and all my prior buyers have as well--not that I sell on EBay a lot, as I am sure you cal tell!

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i would guess that he is trying to ward off any other bidders. It would be a fair assumption that he has bid at least $25 above the minimum bid, so anyone wanting to win would have to pay over $75 for the shirt. However, I don't know if bid increments come into effect when merely raising your own max bid...I haven't tried it. So, it's possible he really has only bid les than $1 above minimum, thus scaring away other bidders, but not falling prey to shill bidding.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Always puzzles me why some bidders do this. This guy bid 51 times in a row. I suppose he thinks the BIN price is a reserve or something. There is no-one else bidding yet.




He must really want it bad! I just need another person who really wants it bad to come along.
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

i would guess that he is trying to ward off any other bidders. It would be a fair assumption that he has bid at least $25 above the minimum bid, so anyone wanting to win would have to pay over $75 for the shirt. However, I don't know if bid increments come into effect when merely raising your own max bid...I haven't tried it. So, it's possible he really has only bid les than $1 above minimum, thus scaring away other bidders, but not falling prey to shill bidding.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Always puzzles me why some bidders do this. This guy bid 51 times in a row. I suppose he thinks the BIN price is a reserve or something. There is no-one else bidding yet.




He must really want it bad! I just need another person who really wants it bad to come along.

Was wondering myself so just tested it out on an auction I was watching. Once you are the high bidder, you can continue to bid 1 penny at a time to "increase" you max bid. Because you are already the high bidder, you do not need to meet the minimum bid increment like a different bidder would.

 

That said, he could have bid $42.49 and 1 penny up each time to be at $43 total. This is pretty crappy IMO, but I really hope someone else wins the auction lol8[1].gif

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Was wondering myself so just tested it out on an auction I was watching. Once you are the high bidder, you can continue to bid 1 penny at a time to "increase" you max bid. Because you are already the high bidder, you do not need to meet the minimum bid increment like a different bidder would.

That said, he could have bid $42.49 and 1 penny up each time to be at $43 total. This is pretty crappy IMO, but I really hope someone else wins the auction lol8%5B1%5D.gif

I guessed that would be the case. Prolly an effective way of dissuading bidders while keeping your risk low....and very irritating. Hopefully this is a desirable skeet so that his folly is revealed (I have no feel for which skeets get the love).
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I guessed that would be the case. Prolly an effective way of dissuading bidders while keeping your risk low....and very irritating. Hopefully this is a desirable skeet so that his folly is revealed (I have no feel for which skeets get the love).

 

10 bids would probably do it haha

 

either way, i dont think most other bidders look at that, i certainly wouldn't

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Looking for a way to list more efficiently. Bulk listing seems to have a steep learning curve. Garagesale is Mac only (and it looks like it has more options than I need anyway.) Any suggestions?
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Looking for a way to list more efficiently. Bulk listing seems to have a steep learning curve. Garagesale is Mac only (and it looks like it has more options than I need anyway.) Any suggestions?

Prolly buy a Mac.
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Originally Posted by nohio View Post

Looking for a way to list more efficiently. Bulk listing seems to have a steep learning curve. Garagesale is Mac only (and it looks like it has more options than I need anyway.) Any suggestions?

Prolly buy a Mac.

+1 smile.gif I am buying a MacBook Pro with retina display next week and can't wait.
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+1 smile.gif I am buying a MacBook Pro with retina display next week and can't wait.

With good reason. Im on one now. You'll be floored.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Always puzzles me why some bidders do this. This guy bid 51 times in a row. I suppose he thinks the BIN price is a reserve or something. There is no-one else bidding yet.

 

 

He must really want it bad! I just need another person who really wants it bad to come along.

 

He wants it bad... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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nvm
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Originally Posted by nohio View Post

Looking for a way to list more efficiently. Bulk listing seems to have a steep learning curve. Garagesale is Mac only (and it looks like it has more options than I need anyway.) Any suggestions?

Prolly buy a Mac.

Pack a box and send it to Spoo or me = very efficient nod[1].gif

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Prolly buy a Mac.

I KNEW you were going to say that.
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I was desperate enough to download the Ebay Turbo Lister, which is truly state of the art (if you are still running Windows 98).
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Was wondering myself so just tested it out on an auction I was watching. Once you are the high bidder, you can continue to bid 1 penny at a time to "increase" you max bid. Because you are already the high bidder, you do not need to meet the minimum bid increment like a different bidder would.

 

That said, he could have bid $42.49 and 1 penny up each time to be at $43 total. This is pretty crappy IMO, but I really hope someone else wins the auction lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Well, here we go. We have other bidders now so we can see his bidding pattern. It is quite random, but in smaller increments ranging from about 10 cents to $1.50. He is still winning, but the shirt has already gone higher than expected. He bid 51 times in about 10 minutes, his second to last bid was 70.01, then he bid one more time about 20 minutes later, not sure why.

 

 

 

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