Well, Charles, I've seen this happen with several cycling related auctions here on german eBay. Funny enough, it was always the same three bidders, bidding on one anothers auctions. One of these is not a member anymore, IIRC. I guess a seller lists an item and a friend, who perhaps is more knowledgeable, says "WHAT, that cheap?" and pops a bid to preven a loss of, in the case of the Pog, ca. $900. On the other hand, there are the true boneheads who don't know shingles from shinola. Then you have the people who are already watching 100 items in their ebay but just gotta keep tabs on this one. Ninconpoops, as well.
There's all kinds ...
> Ok. would someone here please explain to me why someone else would do
> something so completely stupid as to bid on a frame that valuable that
> had a buy-it-now that low? I. Do. Not. Get. It. That is so
> empty-headed it defies belief.
> And if the bidder who didn't just buy-it-now is on this list, I
> apologize for my intemperate comment...but, dude, c'mon???? Why not
> just buy it??????!!!!!!!
> Even if the hapless bidder didn't know what it was, exactly, the frame
> was so cheap, and so obviously nice, I dunno why you wouldn't buy it now
> just on principle. Someone blew the deal of the year there.
> I've seen this before. And I have never understood what the hell is
> going on. Why don't these bidders just BUY the damned things????
> Charles "argh" Andrews
> Los Angeles