Strange ebay bidding?

bottles_inc

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I would guess ebay glitched out and divided a bid raise of something like 10 dollars into 1 dollar increments
 

hemihampton

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These were humans bidding, not ebay glitch, notice all the bids were bid at different time frames & even the guy below high bidder did the same thing, bid like $2.00 at a time over & over 10 times at different time frames. I've seen Bidders do this many times but it makes no sense to me. LEON.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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These were humans bidding, not ebay glitch, notice all the bids were bid at different time frames & even the guy below high bidder did the same thing, bid like $2.00 at a time over & over 10 times at different time frames. I've seen Bidders do this many times but it makes no sense to me. LEON.
That is the weirdest one yet. I have seen bidders raise their high bid toward the end, but not like this. I too have noticed items that have not ended yet (they are in my watch list). I see the item has a couple of bids but they end the item day and a half before the bidding ends. Sorry bidding ended this item not sold. Now it says no bids or bidders. It had at least 3 bids. What the heck is that all about. I have seen this happen twice in the last month. This was the last item that did this to me.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

RCO

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I've always found ebay bidding to be weird , especially lately as people here were bored cause of covid restrictions .

was some bottles I bid on , one I can recall had no bids until like the last minute if not seconds and price suddenly doubled and it was won by a new bidder
 

Jamdam

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I’ve done some eBay bidding and think I know what you are seeing on multiple bids. Look at this current example:
bids
BidderBid AmountBid Time
3***7(8feedback score: 8)$81.003 Jun 2021 at 5:27:10pm PDT
3***l(87feedback score: 87)$80.003 Jun 2021 at 5:14:18pm PDT
3***7(8feedback score: 8)$76.003 Jun 2021 at 5:26:42pm PDT
3***7(8feedback score: 8)$71.003 Jun 2021 at 5:26:20pm PDT
3***7(8feedback score: 8)$65.003 Jun 2021 at 5:26:15pm PDT
3***7(8feedback score: 8)$53.003 Jun 2021 at 4:06:58pm PDT
3***7(8feedback score: 8)$52.003 Jun 2021 at 4:06:48pm PDT
8***0(1feedback score: 1)$50.003 Jun 2021 at 12:42:12pm PDT
3***7(8feedback score: 8)$46.003 Jun 2021 at 4:06:43pm PDT
_***u(50feedback score: 50)$40.003 Jun 2021 at 3:39:27pm PDT
_***u(50feedback score: 50)$37.003 Jun 2021 at 3:39:12pm PDT
2***t(191feedback score: 191)$35.003 Jun 2021 at 4:01:35am PDT
8***0(1feedback score: 1)$25.003 Jun 2021 at 12:41:54pm PDT
8***0(1feedback score: 1)$23.003 Jun 2021 at 12:40:31pm PDT
8***0(1feedback score: 1)$20.003 Jun 2021 at 12:40:17pm PDT
8***0(1feedback score: 1)$12.003 Jun 2021 at 12:39:54pm PDT
b***b(45feedback score: 45)$10.002 Jun 2021 at 5:51:19pm PDT
Starting Price$9.99

Although I can’t follow the exact course of timing here, it appears most of these bids are someone bidding minimum several times consecutively until they top high bid. This would explain why you may see a number of incremental bids by the same person. Also, you see multiple incremental bids when someone has a “left bid” higher than the current bid. As the left bid is employed by ebay against competitive bids, you may see multiple bids appear by the same bidder. And finally, as I have done, you may see a bidder who is in the lead, enter a new higher bid (a left bid) in case they want to have a higher bid registered if they can’t be around for the end, want to scare off other bidders, or setting a max limit on your final bid.
 

Jamdam

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No, I am not bidding in this auction and don’t bid much on ebay anymore unless there is a special bottle I really want. Hate getting sniped at the end and there is no real protection from phantom bidders trying to run up prices. I default to national and international auction houses where quality is assured, products are always returnable, and bidding close is always “soft” where any bids near the end of the auction trigger a reset on time so other bidders can answer. The time varies based on auction house.
 

Jamdam

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Got these sweet bottles recently. The snuff with iron Pontic is from Glassworks in the US and the teak is from a UK auction.
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