Re: [CR]Ebay ethics, last minute bidding, sniping etc....

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

From: "Robert Clair" <r.clair@cox.net>
To: "Raymond Dobbins" <raydobbins2003@yahoo.com>, "Dale Brown" <oroboyz@aol.com>, <biankita@comcast.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Ebay ethics, last minute bidding, sniping etc....
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 22:30:44 -0600
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... funny you should mention that. just got a super nice bit ... bid just a penny more than the other person, so we were told !

r clair alex, va 22308
> As far as "winning" goes, I think there are occassions when you can
> rightfully feel that you beat the competition, like when you win by one
> dollar, or even one cent. In that case you definitely guessed/played
> better than the other bidders. I've had a couple of those, both as a
> winner and a loser :)
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> Ray Dobbins
> Miami FL USA
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> Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com> wrote:
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> << Even newbies to ebay are using special software which
> enables them to get an advantage over guys that played by the rules
> (like me). Today I became an card carrying sniper. >>
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> Two problems here...
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> - Just because you don't like it doesn't make sniping against the rules.
> In fact, it is distinctly within the rules and just playing the game as
> craftily as one can. ...
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> - The victim in this sniping scenario is the sellers (and eBay itself) who
> are deprived of the emotional interaction of the auction phenomenon and
> thereby gets a lower price.
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> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina? USA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bianca Pratorius
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Sent: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 5:48 pm
> Subject: [CR]Ebay ethics, last minute bidding, sniping etc....
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> After losing three auctions in a row, being outbid in the last five
> seconds each time, I've had it. I joined the crowd but I must say, I
> really don't like it. Ebay has changed so much over the last two years.
> About that time, I noticed that people would bid up the item mostly
> during the last hour. The next year it seemed that items were getting
> bid up during the last fifteen minutes. This year it's gotten worse -
> much worse. Even newbies to ebay are using special software which
> enables them to get an advantage over guys that played by the rules
> (like me). Today I became an card carrying sniper. My bids will be
> placed electronically and it will be my guy's computer software against
> theirs. So what's changed? Nothing, we just upped the ante like
> countries building up nuclear arsenals to combat the other guy's
> arsenals. And by the way this business about late winter being the
> season where people buy items to get ready for spring therefore the
> prices rise. They do, but my experience is that they don't go down
> again. They just rise. Bah! $800 for a cracked (possibly irreparably)
> seat lugged Masi 3V with Dura Ace? Thank goodness there are list
> members like Charles Nighbor who are still willing to give a guy a good
> deal on an old bike. Thanks to him but I'm ready to give up on ebay ...
> until I need something badly ... again.?
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> Garth Libre in Miami Fl USA?
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