Sometimes I wonder about E-bay bidders...

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Sometimes I wonder about E-bay bidders...

Postby wsdavies » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:27 pm

So I was looking at a Spydie auction...Starting bid $10 less then the "Buy it Now" price. Once someone bids the buy it now price goes away. It makes no sense if you want the knife to bid and not buy it now when the price is $10 bucks apart. Some people's logic is beyond me. This particular knife will eventually sell for $30 or $40 above the buy it now price..I would have bought it, but I enjoy sleeping in the same bed with my wife.
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Postby tonydahose » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:37 pm

i dont think that the BIN option always goes away. recently i put a bid on a knife and 5 other people outbid me and then someone just used the BIN price and that ended the auction early.
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Postby Rwb1500 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:01 pm

You think that's weird, explain this one;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200707552141?ss ... 1423.l2649


Huh? Did I miss something? Shill bid gone wrong? Something isn't right.

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Postby JacksonKnives » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:24 pm

Rwb1500 wrote:You think that's weird, explain this one;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200707552141?ss ... 1423.l2649


Huh? Did I miss something? Shill bid gone wrong? Something isn't right.
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Postby mil » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:29 pm

i hate when sellers post hundreds of knives at starting bids higher than prices on normal websites... makes it take a lot longer to find legitimate auctions when i have to scroll through 10 pages of spam.

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Postby Spyharpy » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:12 am

tonydahose wrote:i dont think that the BIN option always goes away. recently i put a bid on a knife and 5 other people outbid me and then someone just used the BIN price and that ended the auction early.
If an auction has a reserve, the BIN will remain until the reserve is met.

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Postby wsdavies » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:13 am

That's funny...E-bay isn't the most rational place. It's funny watching people bid on knives (like the Blue PM2) for like $200, when you can still get it from Bento for $174.
Rwb1500 wrote:You think that's weird, explain this one;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200707552141?ss ... 1423.l2649


Huh? Did I miss something? Shill bid gone wrong? Something isn't right.
I was thinking this same thing exactly yesterday :eek:
mil wrote:i hate when sellers post hundreds of knives at starting bids higher than prices on normal websites... makes it take a lot longer to find legitimate auctions when i have to scroll through 10 pages of spam.
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Postby INFRNL » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:20 am

Ebay is an interesting place and some people have no clue.
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Postby Sonny » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:27 am

I think a fever gets ahold of a fella and he goes nuts. Wakes up later and realizes he's been had. I've done it...long time ago.
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Postby RIOT » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:30 am

i never understood bidding on something early, all youre doing is driving up the price of an item you want as cheap as possible.

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Postby INFRNL » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:05 am

RIOT wrote:i never understood bidding on something early, all youre doing is driving up the price of an item you want as cheap as possible.
Not true in all cases, but sometimes. I find that no matter if you bid early or late; it usually ends up the same in the end. Sometimes if you put your max bid in early; you will end up winning. If you wait too long, then someone else will beat you to your max bid.

I hate it when an auction always ends $1 more than my max bid no matter what. Its happened a few time recently
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Postby Bluntrauma » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:58 am

Rwb1500 wrote:You think that's weird, explain this one;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200707552141?ss ... 1423.l2649


Huh? Did I miss something? Shill bid gone wrong? Something isn't right.

Testosterone or maybe they really like the lanyard. :)
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Postby cosmo7809 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:03 am

Well ya see... What you guys are missing is one keyword "custom ordered Black Paracord Lanyard"

Having a custom lanyard like that is basically a financial investment.


Ebay sure is crazy.... USN Enduras for 300$, SS and FRN jesters 200$.
Not all the time, but I have seen it quite a bit.
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Postby Bearcat1 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:30 am

I agree with wsdavies. The blue PM2 can still be had for $179 but many people are buying them for more than price on fleabay.
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Postby Bluntrauma » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:33 am

The one that gets me is when I see people bidding on a particular knife and the bidding goes up and way over the price of the same knife, on sale, on Ebay at the same exact time that is a BIN for less than they are bidding. Do people ever use the search feature?
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Postby Drkknight614 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:48 am

The seller could always be inflating the prices with false bids.
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Postby kbuzbee » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:51 am

Bluntrauma wrote:The one that gets me is when I see people bidding on a particular knife and the bidding goes up and way over the price of the same knife, on sale,
I think they just catch "bidding fever" You get myopic on the one you're focused on. I'm sure buyers remorse sets in shortly there after.

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Postby cckw » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:01 am

mil wrote:i hate when sellers post hundreds of knives at starting bids higher than prices on normal websites... makes it take a lot longer to find legitimate auctions when i have to scroll through 10 pages of spam.
Couple ways to help with this, if one seller has multiple identical auctions it is against the rules so you can report him and it will get cleaned up. You can also report people for spamming key words in the title like " Spyderco Police Military Sage Native pocket knife"

I don't have a plastic badge that says "internet police", but if their violations are causing me wasted time, I'm going to take a little more time and help out the next guy as well as myself next week by reporting the crap.

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Postby gbelleh » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:40 am

I haven't bought a knife on eBay for quite a while. I find good deals to be few and far between these days.

I find my time better spent searching BST forums.

On second thought, let's not go to eBay. It is a silly place.
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