Posted by bruce thomson on April 18, 2002 at 22:07:13:
In Reply to: Re: Items on ebay posted by Tim2 on April 18, 2002 at 19:52:11:
: I also agree fully, at the same time I believe if a bid has not been placed then it is OK to have an item pulled to sell straight out. I had a major bummer on one item this week. The winning bid was $1 above my bid. I was out bid yesterday and figured it would go higher today, it did not. Such is life on an online auction. I really hate when I out bid someone and win, then the person I out bid goes to all the auctions I'm bidding on and start bidding just to be a jag. I could see it if I sneak in at the last second, however I won't bid if there is less than 10 min. in an auction, I like to be fair, is that so wrong?
: I am noticing that, even after five years of online auction services, we are still trying to figure out the good business manners involved. I have lost out here and there, usually cuz I couldn't check my bid in the last few hours. Also I have caught auction fever (to my wallets great pain) and wondered afterward if it was an item I really needed that bad. With rare exception, it seems that what I have missed out on is offered again if I am patient enough to wait.
I've yet to buy a cuff on e-bay, but so far I have gotten everything I have paid for, and except for overbidding (which is always MY fault)I am pleased that the option is there - for in only a few years I have found things that it would have taken me a decade to find otherwise.
I don't look forward to my first "burn" as it will make me as bitter as it would anyone else, but thats the risk no matter what the sales format.
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