I don't mean to beat this to death, but when you say "This is an AUCTION" - well, the Amazon way of handling it seems more like a real live auction to me. I guess that was my point in raising the issue in the first place, that a real live auction does not have a time limit - the bidding goes on until, well, it stops.
No big deal for me either way. I will not make any suggestions to ebay (not that they'd listen to l'il ol' me) and I'll just be aware of the different ways of handling things the different online auctions use.
> Agreed! This is an AUCTION-I have won many cool items uncontested
> after bidding low 3-6 days out lately...and stomped like a narc at a biker
> rally on other items I bid way crazy high! The fallacy is that some folks
> a sense of entitlement because they were the first bidder or have the
> perceived need....It's an auction fer crying out loud!! Ebay has brought out
> vintage bicycle trinkets of amazing variety...be happy you don't need to dig
> thru greasy boxes to find everything....just be prepared to pay.
> Matthew "Leave it as it is" Gorski
> Not so Sunny Southern California
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Goerndt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Classic List <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 12:39 PM
> Subject: [CR]Ebay bidding practices
> > Personally, I think extending an auction will simply result in higher
> > being paid for items. I think sniping (interesting term by the way, the
> > connotation being something underhanded, unAmerican) is simply an
> > phenomenon and a legitimate bidding tool. I've been beat and I've won,
> > usually by bidding higher than I think the competition can guess what the
> > bid increment will be. Personally, I probably won't participate in an
> > auction that is extended at the last minute. The bidding pool is simply
> > large sometimes and what was a bargain turns into an expensive used part.
> > David Goerndt