The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79820   Message #1450383
Posted By: Dita
02-Apr-05 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: eBay Strategy
Subject: RE: BS: eBay Strategy
Having had the same thing happen to me a couple of times when I first started ebaying, especially on collectable song books, I now place the maximum I want to pay, and I get it or I don't.

Either way I'm happy, and I don't get that pain in the pit of my stomach anymore.

I see that some people despise my strategy, but it works for me.

I don't want to upset you Joe, but in looking at the auction, two things strike me.

You bid $ exact. Try spliting the bid by going a few cents over your top price, so that you outbid someone who bids the same price, if your second bidder.

It looks like that's how you were outbid. The book went for $100.77. At that price the incriments would be in whole $, so that looks to me like it was his top bid, he was willing to go $100.00 and bid the odd cents. If he had bid $100.00 dead it would have been yours.

Better luck next time. Sometimes seeing a book go for a good price brings other copies to the auction.

Cheers, John