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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post
I've never really noticed that; I set the snipe in anyway and have won quite a bit even with early activity.

Same here. Even if my snipe gets outbid, I've lost nothing. And usually, I've found, the early bidders aren't too invested in the item -- I often outbid them by only a couple of bucks. On the other hand, it's easy to recognize when there are two bidders who don't know what they're doing/are caught up in the heat of the moment. Even then, I'll keep an eye on the thing, just to see what astronomical sum it ends up at.
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
I don't doubt that you win but
I don't get the logic. Doesn't your theory work only if you are among others who've bid early ( early being a relative term) such that the you all have pushed the price up? Conversely, if you've bid early and no others have bid and I see that the price is say 50.00 on a starting bid of $49.00, I'll still wait until the last few seconds. I won't be discouraged by the possibility that your max is high(higher than $50) if I really want them.

My last seconds bids are what I'm comfortable as my max, I just happen to prefer to bid at the end as I'm about 80% successful that way. Whenever I bid my max at the beginning I generally lose. Would I have lost the Nettletons with my $277 max if I had bid early? According to many here, probably not but I suspect that I'd have paid more as they would have had more time to hunt out the limit before opting out. Interesting psychology around this topic.

Last year I won nice browned shell #8 ALden LHS for 86.00 at last few seconds while others were battling at 1.50 increments. I sold them a few months ago for $150.00 to equal activity. We all have our experiences with this stuff.


As you said, everyone has their experiences. But mine is that you're far more likely to lose them to a $278 bid if you bid on the first day and leave it, because people have time to find your limit. If you snipe, you don't give competitors a chance to test your limit, so you're more likely to get them below your limit and less likely to lose by a dollar. YMMV, so I'll stop belaboring my view.
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post #11389 of 14986
the wingtips look like shell to me
the monkstraps dont
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my best guesses are:

yes on the first wingtip
no on the second monkstraps
post #11391 of 14986
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
As you said, everyone has their experiences. But mine is that you're far more likely to lose them to a $278 bid if you bid on the first day and leave it, because people have time to find your limit. If you snipe, you don't give competitors a chance to test your limit, so you're more likely to get them below your limit and less likely to lose by a dollar. YMMV, so I'll stop belaboring my view.

I subscribe to this view and it's workin'!
post #11392 of 14986
New Allen Edmonds Boot dark brown
Andover style - cap toe blucher
size 10 C
post #11393 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Charley View Post
New Allen Edmonds Boot dark brown
Andover style - cap toe blucher
size 10 C

Wish they were a bit bigger.
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I think they are a nice calf.
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
I think they are a nice calf.

Sorry to hear that. For you. For me, I'm glad I decided not to challenge you for them any more than I did.

Even if you can't wear them, I think you ought to be able to get your money back at what you paid for them. Maybe even a bit of a profit.
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Thanks, Dewey.
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
I think they are a nice calf.

Pics?
post #11399 of 14986
Wow.

I mean, seriously. That's a killer deal, esp. with 30% off.

I wish I had bigger feet.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300263969376
quite thankful no one has posted this
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