The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79820   Message #1476917
Posted By: Dave Bryant
03-May-05 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: eBay Strategy
Subject: RE: BS: eBay Strategy
I make up my mind what the real maximum price I would be willing to pay, well in advance. It's usually worth checking on what you might have to pay for the item elswhere. I usually choose a value of £1 (or in your case $1) over a multiple of 10 - ie 51 rather than 50. I then place a (maximum) bid no earlier than 2 mins before bidding ends.

If someone does outbid me I can then console myself by the fact that it went for more than I would have paid.

I recently aquired a very useable Toshiba Laptop PC for Linda for only £52 by this method.