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Offline Fabius

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Determination
« on: January 13, 2015, 09:36:31 PM »
Bidder V***4 is one determined bidder. There's 71 bids and most are from him. Nice sign not usually seen.

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Re: Determination
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 09:52:07 PM »
Some people people only seem to bid min bids. I usually only bid once, at the end, with a sniper program. I feel excessive bidding attracts unwanted attention. oh well.

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Re: Determination
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 10:18:30 PM »
And what you didnt mention is....this all happened in under 15 hours of the sign being listed! 6 days to go still.

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Re: Determination
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 07:37:32 AM »
With that big chip in it I would think that $202 is about as high as it'll go.  Here is one that has been on Etsy for quite some time with no takers:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/194718016
« Last Edit: January 14, 2015, 07:40:42 AM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Determination
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 12:25:57 PM »
It seems that the people that do those repetitive bid increments don't usually get the item when the auction is all said and done.  They just run up the price then stop when it gets too rich for their blood.

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Re: Determination
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 01:00:41 PM »
It seems that the people that do those repetitive bid increments don't usually get the item when the auction is all said and done.  They just run up the price then stop when it gets too rich for their blood.

Oh I agree 100%.  I do think something may be fishy here: why spend 3 hours bidding the price up? All without doing some home work. Either they Bidder V***4 is an idiot or working in kahoots.

I f i wanted that sign i would move on and look at Etsy.
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Re: Determination
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 04:05:24 PM »
[quote
Oh I agree 100%.  I do think something may be fishy here: why spend 3 hours bidding the price up? All without doing some home work. Either they Bidder V***4 is an idiot or working in kahoots.

What!?! Are you saying there's shill bidding on eBay? Never!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2015, 11:31:41 AM by Fabius »
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Re: Determination
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 06:24:58 PM »
I think you folks are being way to kind to idiots like this. A 39 bell sign not worth $200 +. Let the person have it and maybe he/she will understand how stupid that biding process was on their part. As for the underbidder at the moment.... How do you bid that much for that particular sign with that much time to go? Is that what the seller wanted as a reserve? Somethings  fishy. Ebay has made it so you cannot see the hanky panky being used by many sellers. I've been in the collecting hobbies for over 50 years and anybody that thinks that all online auctions are on the up and up are living in a dream world. Know what an item is worth to you and bid towards end. We collect other things beside signs and are sick and tired of the words "rare" and "vintage". When I see the word "vintage" red flags go off immediately. Bids should reflect sound education no matter what your interest may be. Most of all don't get caught up in the auction mentality. Don't be afraid to say "count me out AH"

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Re: Determination
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2015, 08:48:20 PM »
Well said Ell....
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Re: Determination
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 11:00:54 AM »
Take a look at this persons (v***4) bidding history. In the last 30 days he has made 660 bids with this seller running up the price. Is that a "red flag" or what? He's either a shill or an idiot. Take your pick.

Cheers..... Ell