Re: [CR]Re: Ebay Sniping

Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon

Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 08:25:40 -0700
From: "John Wood" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Ebay Sniping
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On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 4:53 AM, <> wrote:
> Bidding on Ebay is like playing the lottery, you just can't count on
> winning.

that seem like a stretch to me Fred. You can at least pretty much count on winning if you want it bad enough and are willing to pay the going rate. Case in point, a nearly new Colnago pantographed crank I won a year or so ago. Really wanted that sucker for my 77 Super. So I placed an early bid at the highest price I'd be willing to pay. Snipers always take their shot, but it's always a single shot, and their bid has to be higher than mine. If they bid the same amount, it's the earliest bid that wins. I've lost just as many auctions sniping as I have bidding early. Snipers get no second chance. Each has their advantages. I snipe if I'm looking to score a deal on something I don't really need, and I bid early (and high) on the stuff I do "need".

John Wood
Red Lodge, MT