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Speed Limit Obeyer
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I was bidding on a CIS pressure gauge on Ebay. I had two windows open, one ready to confirm my top bid and one to keep track of last minute snipers. The window I kept refreshing showed no new bids (top bid $22), but when I confirmed my bid on the other window it said I had been outbid.

There was not enough time to bid again (didn't want to anyway since I had already bid what I was willing to spend).

This method always worked for me in the past, and the only times I had lost was when someone had sniped me with a last second (literally) higher bid or when someone had previously bidded higher than my last minute top bid (and my bidding only served to raise the sale price).

What's throwing me off on the auction is that the winning bid came in 33 seconds before mine (I'm a***o). I should have seen that bid on the screen I was refreshing.

Here's the bid history:

m***p( 38) US $47.00 Dec-22-08 17:14:23 PST
a***o( 137) US $46.00 Dec-22-08 17:14:56 PST
2***r( 434) US $22.22 Dec-22-08 11:03:25 PST
0***h( 187) US $20.78 Dec-22-08 09:03:42 PST
1***8( 6 ) US $19.00 Dec-18-08 13:18:51 PST
t***d( 0 ) US $10.00 Dec-17-08 20:01:59 PST

I was thinking there should be an entry where m***p outbid 2***r, then my entry, then another entry where m***P outbid me.

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Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:36 pm
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Post Re: Ebay Auctions
Good question. The only thing I can think of is that eBay's server had some latency and didn't update the bid results when you hit refresh. Either that or they have implemented a form of anti-sniping by purposefully not updating the bid page during the last minute of the auction. Your guess is as good as mine.

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Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:55 pm
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That's what I was thinking, though it would curtail that bidding frenzy that can happen in the final moments if they do have it set up not to refresh over the last minute.

Ebay's not what it used to be. The whole feel of it changed now that buyers can't get neg feedback from sellers.

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Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:45 pm
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Post Re: Ebay Auctions
Ebay isn't what it used to be, not as much fun, but I do buy a LOT of stuff off ebay. I've lost the bid on maybe 80% of recent items, often a last second snipe, but I decided that on too many items I was forgetting to bid when I waited til the last few minutes, so now I often just go ahead and bid my max and let the chips fall where they may.

OTOH I've lost some bids I in hindsight might have been willing to bid higher on.

Can't say I am looking forward much to being a seller again with the no seller neg rules.


Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:28 am
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I have never bid on ebay but ya i buy lots of car stuffs from there.we get lot cheap in ebay and the quality is also nice.

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