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Strange ebay bidding?

Timelypicken

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That’s pretty weird. I had that happen on a j.f. Cutter whiskey bottle this guy got for a song. He bid twice with the same amount. I’m still not ok after shipping that 1 off for $40! I wonder if using bid sniper would do that, or like raising your bid as to not be outbid? But still, that’s a lot of times in precious little time! I’m still working on the $57 for a bottle cap thing. I get that it’s rare, but wow!


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Wildcat wrangler

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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
A lot of people will bid by proxy. Like I set mine up to bid 10 seconds before it’s finished? Which I know is really a piss off, because I have had that happen when I didn’t win.... but that is what so many people are doing, so if u want to stay in the game at all, that’s what they are doing. They don’t even bid before the last, as to not escalate the price.


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Wildcat wrangler

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it was weird it happened so late they didn't even notify me I was outbid or give me any chance to bid again , just said bottle had sold for this $ amount , I wouldn't paid that much anyways as it was twice my original bid
You just have to think about how much you want what your bidding on, and put that thought into bux. You can bid low and have it, then, while also bidding what your top dollar your willing to pay, so it could be raised for u, if needed. I know sniping is so irritating- finally decided if there’s something special that I really want, well if u can’t beat them -your going to have to take it to their level and join them. Even then- it’s easy to lose! With so many sniping, if your not, it’s going to be very hard to win.... if it’s a good auction. And they will not notify you, as it moves SO fast, during that last couple of minutes! Sometimes I will bid, without a snipe tool, 10 seconds from closing- and am sure I won,only to see in 5 minutes, that someone snaked it out from under me!


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Wildcat wrangler

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They don't watch the item. That would tip off others that it is desirable. They don't bid til 5-8 seconds before the end. Then they put in a bid that is higher than the current one. The only way to beat them is to have a higher max bid than theirs. They also are set to auto bid. If you are winning they nibble at bidding 50 cents to a dollar.. to feel out your bid.. they bid until your bid and their bid are the same.. you bid first so you are winning even though you both have the same bid. At that moment auto bid doesn't raise to $10.50 he now knows your highest bid.. weird little dance they do. Ebay customer service said to me that it is part of the Ebay experience. Screwed up right. I learned the same way you did but I had to search what happened. Now I snipe as much as I can. Sad really.
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And really, sniping is a way to keep the price down, on what your interested in. I hate that I had to sell out to the sniping, too- but otherwise without a snipe tool, your odds of winning are greatly decreased... you know the deal! I both buy and sell on there, but make a way better buyer, if ya ask,me!


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ROBBYBOBBY64

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And really, sniping is a way to keep the price down, on what your interested in. I hate that I had to sell out to the sniping, too- but otherwise without a snipe tool, your odds of winning are greatly decreased... you know the deal! I both buy and sell on there, but make a way better buyer, if ya ask,me!


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I know what you mean. I lose stuff to snipers but only because I do not have enough of a high bid. I now always bid within the last 5 seconds. I use no app though. I am old school. Lol!
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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Here is another incident of STRANGE Feebay bidding. When I spotted it last night it had 80 bids from only ONE BIDDER. Today it has 140 bids with only TWO BIDDERS! The second bidder only bid once so the original bidder has bid 139 times???
Click here to see this WEIRDNESS.
OCD maybe. Maybe it's meant to confuse? It's working!
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