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 Post subject: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Sun 04, 2018 5:57 pm 
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I know we have talked about this before but now I need some help and some opinions! There is an item on ebay right now down to about 8 hours. It is something that I want badly and would be awesome to have!! I really want it also for a contest display. I know that I can only spend so much money because of living on a budget. If $50 is all I can spend and I have a very slow internet dial up, when should I jump in or place my max bid or get some help with sniping? Even though it is not even rare and I have seen them before I will not die it I don't get it. Would you share some experiences, knowledge and opinions? It would be most helpful and appreciated!!

Thanks so very much!!

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Sun 04, 2018 6:55 pm 
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I use http://www.myibidder.com to snipe bids.

Have worked for years with no issues. Makes it easier as I don't have to be at the computer to bid at the exact time. Sniping helps keep the price low as there are many the just bid just over the current amount and don't follow it.

I have used snipe programs before but they seemed to always want you to buy the new version.

Bid what you want to spend. If it goes over the price, there will be another coming along. Patience is how to get deals on ebay.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Sun 04, 2018 10:47 pm 
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What's the difference between Myibidder and setting a max bid on Ebay??
I'm probably wrong, but it sounds the same in me.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Sun 04, 2018 10:54 pm 
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I typically placed a bid in the last 60 seconds or less when we were on dialup.

You have to determine what the actual transfer time is after you click the bid button until it reloads and add several seconds to that for a margin of safety. I was usually able to make it work at 15 seconds before the end, but not always at 10 seconds. It's infinitely faster on DSL, now I can bid 3 seconds from the end and it accepts the bid.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Sun 04, 2018 10:55 pm 
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myibidder is a sniping site. You enter a bid and it places the bid on ebay a few seconds before the item ends (default is 10 seconds.)

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 1:58 am 
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philcolynn wrote:
There is an item on ebay right now down to about 8 hours. It is something that I want badly and would be awesome to have!! I really want it also for a contest display.
Let us know how you did!

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 4:31 am 
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Well I had it, down to one second and when the 1 went off someone sneaked in a bid for a $1 more. The person who got it was a radio collector and at least It went to someone who will appreciate it and care for it. Disappointed yes, have only seen two of these RCA paper fans over the years. However, as my dad would say, you were not meant to have it. Only problem I am still without something for our upcoming NARC radio convention contest. Getting so hard to find items that are radio replated that are not radios. I like to find an item and tell it's story. Last year I had a Motorola Sales mens sample book. Oh well I still have about 8 weeks to find something. :)

Thanks everyone for all your help. Your all AWESOME!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 5:04 am 
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Bummer... :)

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https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... 5573.m1684

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 7:18 am 
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philcolynn wrote:
Well I had it, down to one second and when the 1 went off someone sneaked in a bid for a $1 more.

The dollar more was perhaps simply the next bidding increment, and all that was required to achieve the highest bid status. The bidder may have actually had a $20 hidden reserve...

Why not post a WTB in the classified section here, asking for a radio related collectible, and suggesting what you are looking for (fans with logo's, etc.)?

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 7:45 am 
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I use www.justsnipe.com, they allow you up to 5 free snipes a week, or unlimited for $5 a month. It helps to avoid situations like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-General-E ... SwptJab0qw
Those bulbs typically go for $25 to $30 BIN.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay Help
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 11:29 pm 
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Try Gixen.com for sniping. It's free, it works well and it can be removed easily when you want to. For $6 it provides a mirror sniping service that insures the snipe takes place.

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