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Ebay motors question on bidding...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by hpracing007, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. hpracing007

    hpracing007

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    If someone can answer this question for me, I'd really appreciate it...

    How is it that someone can bid my EXACT reserve???? It's happened like 2 times this month.

    But what I've been doing to drum up bids is waiting till near auction end and dropping the reserve $1 to send a message to every bidder that I have dropped it.

    So say, I have a reserve of $22,997 (meaning I've dropped it 2 times).

    How can someone bid that exact amount? I look at the automatic bidding and it just look like he bid once and NAILED it on the dot.
     
  2. itstime

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    The person bid higher than the reserve. If you have a reserve of say $102 and someone bids $150 his bid will go to your reserve only.
     

  3. hpracing007

    hpracing007

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    oooo, that explains a lot. Thanks!

    What if he say reserve is $102 and he bids $150. Then someone comes in and bids $105? Would the $150 guy win the auction at $105? or no?
     
  4. Lotiki

    Lotiki All that is man

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    That's pretty crappy of them.

    One more thing to add to the "Why eBay SUCKS" list.

    Honestly, after all the crap that happens with eBay\paypal, I am surprised anyone uses it anymore.
     
  5. itstime

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    I believe he will win it at the next dollar interval you set in the auction. Say the bid increment is $5 he will win it at $110.