it will only raise your max bid, the current bid will remain $450
it's called shill bidding and anyone can do it as long as they are not using the account that the item is listed under; and it's unfortunately done all the time.eatdrinkride said:I don't think you'll raise the current bid. If that were to happen then people could get their buddies to artificially inflate the price of stuff too easily.
correct.eatdrinkride said:You'll only be raising your own bid, not bidding against yourself (from your first bid).
with all due respect and no offense meant, i would strongly advise the op to NOT cancel (i.e. retract) his bid just to enter a higher one.eatdrinkride said:Here's and idea. Cancel your current bid (if you still can) and then enter your new high bid.
speaking as a seller, i LOVE bidding wars! :thumbsup:aaron04 said:You should never bid on something until the last 10 seconds, always works for me!
I could never understand why people keep bidding on stuff 4 or 5 days before the end, I have seen people pay more for an item than they would have paid if they just ordered the item from a store. Is there really any reason to bid and outbid someone days in advance of the end of the auction?
I didnt know you could still use a sniping service? I tried it years ago but could never get it to work right.monogod said:speaking as a seller, i LOVE bidding wars! :thumbsup:
speaking as a buyer, i use a sniping service which enters my bid 5 seconds before the auction closes. then i don't even have to be at the computer to bid on something and, as aaron said, don't get involved in a bidding war. by avoiding bidding wars you avoid the people that sit there and keep "raising" by $5 until they get the price so high they don't want to bid on it any more but still not high enough to outbid you.
even though you still paid less than your maximum bid this could have been avoided by a sniping service because "$5 guy" thinks he's got the thing until the last 5 seconds and them BAM! i just saved a ton of cash!
www.justsnipe.comaaron04 said:I didnt know you could still use a sniping service? I tried it years ago but could never get it to work right.
I like when I think I have something and go to enter my bid at the last 5 or 10 seconds and forget I have to confirm my bid, get confused and hit "backspace" instead of "enter", Then I kick myself for an hour after watching the other guy take my stuff !
the listing isn't what get's ya, it's the final value fees!Kona0197 said:People still sell on ebay? They charge out the gills to list...
The problem with this is that most people do not have the same level of restraint as you- they're mostly will to bid "just a little more" to get that item. The more they look at the pictures and dwell on it, the more determined they are to win. If they have entered their max bid and then see your higher one a few days before the end, they have those days to convince themselves and justify spending just a little more on it. That's my philosophy on bidding anyway :thumbsup:OldHouseMan said:If I find something I'm willing to buy, I'm pretty picky, I'll just enter my max bid and leave it alone from there. If I win, great, if I loose, so be it. So far this has worked on about half the stuff I've won. And I can always buy it new.