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post #6001 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
??? When I posted the auction it had a BIN of $119 and now they have been bid to $135...

Thats the beauty of ebay..lol

Regards.
post #6002 of 14986
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Originally Posted by TKDKid View Post
Looks like they're made for the Japanese market:

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The (old) Footmaster range was just below C&J regular line in terms of quality so the quoted RRP in the auction of GBP 180 is probably fair.

Yeah, Footmaster's are very good shoes. My dainite soled jodhpurs are from that line. I think at the time that line was somewhere around 20 to 30 gbp less than C&J benchgrade, so it would probably go for 200 to 220 GBP today, using C&J's current retail price as a guide.

The funny thing is, though, I seem to remember Grenson using that pattern for the Masterpiece line, but not the Footmaster line. It seems they might have taken the Masterpiece pattern and constructed it according to Footmaster standards, with a channelled sole.
post #6003 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post
Thats the beauty of ebay..lol

Regards.

Will probably hit $200 at this point.

Ebay should change how that works. Doesn't really benefit anyone and I don't see the rationale. I guess the seller gets extra money which they weren't even asking for. what good is that though
post #6004 of 14986
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Originally Posted by marc237 View Post
I picked up a pair of opera pumps dirt cheap and await the opportunity. It is a nice touch of elegance.

I got a pair of NIB Allen Edmonds Ritz opera pumps for only $50 on ebay... they wait for the ocassion I'll be going to a night at the opera ( ... or a Queen tribute concert ? )
post #6005 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
Will probably hit $200 at this point.

Ebay should change how that works. Doesn't really benefit anyone and I don't see the rationale. I guess the seller gets extra money which they weren't even asking for. what good is that though

What, are you kidding me! It clearly benefits Ebay. A price over the BIN means ebay gets to collect both the BIN fee AND the increased Final Value fee.
post #6006 of 14986
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post
What, are you kidding me! It clearly benefits Ebay. A price over the BIN means ebay gets to collect both the BIN fee AND the increased Final Value fee.

yeah, but what happens is that the BIN option disappears as soon as any low bid is placed. It would make sense if ebay knew it would end above the BIN, but of course they don't. If the BIN is no longer available, it's just as likely to end lower than the BIN as higher. which mathematically is the same as leaving the BIN on there. isnt it? maybe my math is wrong
post #6007 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
yeah, but what happens is that the BIN option disappears as soon as any low bid is placed. It would make sense if ebay knew it would end above the BIN, but of course they don't. If the BIN is no longer available, it's just as likely to end lower than the BIN as higher. which mathematically is the same as leaving the BIN on there. isnt it? maybe my math is wrong

I agree with you

the BIN option should stay while there is no bid higher than the reserve price.
post #6008 of 14986
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Originally Posted by lakewolf View Post
I agree with you

the BIN option should stay while there is no bid higher than the reserve price.

Ebay already does this. If there's a reserve auction with a BIN, then the BIN indeed does stay until there is a bid higher than the reserve price.
post #6009 of 14986
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Originally Posted by lakewolf View Post
I agree with you

the BIN option should stay while there is no bid higher than the reserve price.

It does. It goes away when there is no reserve price. It would not make sense to otherwise keep the BIN because it would remove any incentive for a buyer to use it early on. As a seller, you should price the BIN attractively to provide buyers' an incentive to use it.

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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
yeah, but what happens is that the BIN option disappears as soon as any low bid is placed. It would make sense if ebay knew it would end above the BIN, but of course they don't. If the BIN is no longer available, it's just as likely to end lower than the BIN as higher. which mathematically is the same as leaving the BIN on there. isnt it? maybe my math is wrong

As for eBay's incentive, it's not strictly a matter of increasing final auction prices. eBay has an even greater incentive to get auctions to end quicker. It's also a volume/turnover game for them. The more auctions end early with BIN, the more volume... is even more attractive than a few dollars more at the end.
post #6010 of 14986
I understand that part, if there is a reserve which is the same as the BIN. but what we are saying is, if there is no reserve, the BIN was $100.00, and bidders are squirreling around at $20.25, $20.75, $22.50 etc, shouldn't I just be able to say the hell with this, I'm buying it now for $100? anyway, I dont want to gunk up this thread, back to listings...
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As for eBay's incentive, it's not strictly a matter of increasing final auction prices. eBay has an even greater incentive to get auctions to end quicker. It's also a volume/turnover game for them. The more auctions end early with BIN, the more volume... is even more attractive than a few dollars more at the end.
ahh okay, this part does make sense.
post #6011 of 14986
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Originally Posted by EL72 View Post
As for eBay's incentive, it's not strictly a matter of increasing final auction prices. eBay has an even greater incentive to get auctions to end quicker. It's also a volume/turnover game for them. The more auctions end early with BIN, the more volume... is even more attractive than a few dollars more at the end.

I'm confused. Why would auction end time affect volume? It's not as though there's a cap on how many auctions there can be at once.
post #6012 of 14986
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I'm confused. Why would auction end time affect volume? It's not as though there's a cap on how many auctions there can be at once.

Notwithstanding the bandwith issue, which does impose a theoretical limit on the number of simultaneous auctions, eBay volume is limited by the sellers. The faster sellers turn their inventory over, the faster they will buy more merchandise to list and sell on eBay. Sellers only have so much $ that can be tied up in inventory and only so many simultaneous auctions they can run.
post #6013 of 14986
church's custom grade, $70, 1 hour to go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=150150955505

I think this is the higher grade church's, I'm sure they are quite expensive new. Is the toe box creasing?
post #6014 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
church's custom grade, $70, 1 hour to go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=150150955505

I think this is the higher grade church's, I'm sure they are quite expensive new. Is the toe box creasing?

I have these in my watchlist as they were originally listed as a 10/10.5. The toebox seems to be creasing like any other wholecut, but others might disagree. There is an interesting burgundy luster on the toes if you look carefully. You can see it in other photos as well. I can't tell if this is a lighting trick, too much photoshop manipulation, or if there is something interesting going on with the color depth of these shoes.
post #6015 of 14986
Its hard to reconcile the amount of wear on heels (light) with the creasing...do you think its corrected grain? I wouldn't think so in the custom grade line...
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