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How does Ebay work?

Post by DaveM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:02 am

I've been looking at an item on ebay. Look at the bids. I don't get it? Is the same two persons bidding 4 times in a row against themselves?


Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
s***p(2) $202.50 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:33PM PDT
t***b(350) $200.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:07:28PM PDT
s***p(2) $195.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:28PM PDT
s***p(2) $180.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:22PM PDT
s***p(2) $165.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:17PM PDT
s***p(2) $150.00 9 Apr 2018 at 10:19:40PM PDT
a***d(303) $105.00 9 Apr 2018 at 10:21:42PM PDT
a***d(303) $100.00 9 Apr 2018 at 9:56:33PM PDT
s***p(2) $100.00 9 Apr 2018 at 10:19:28PM PDT
s***p(2) $60.00 9 Apr 2018 at 9:50:22PM PDT
s***p(2) $52.00 9 Apr 2018 at 9:50:06PM PDT
Starting Price $52.00 9 Apr 2018 at 11:19:32AM PDT

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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by Skoll » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:10 am

DaveM wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:02 am
I've been looking at an item on ebay. Look at the bids. I don't get it? Is the same two persons bidding 4 times in a row against themselves?


Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
s***p(2) $202.50 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:33PM PDT
t***b(350) $200.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:07:28PM PDT
s***p(2) $195.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:28PM PDT
s***p(2) $180.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:22PM PDT
s***p(2) $165.00 12 Apr 2018 at 6:19:17PM PDT
s***p(2) $150.00 9 Apr 2018 at 10:19:40PM PDT
a***d(303) $105.00 9 Apr 2018 at 10:21:42PM PDT
a***d(303) $100.00 9 Apr 2018 at 9:56:33PM PDT
s***p(2) $100.00 9 Apr 2018 at 10:19:28PM PDT
s***p(2) $60.00 9 Apr 2018 at 9:50:22PM PDT
s***p(2) $52.00 9 Apr 2018 at 9:50:06PM PDT
Starting Price $52.00 9 Apr 2018 at 11:19:32AM PDT
They're probably using a bid sniping program.
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by wizard78 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:40 am

Could also be the Ebay software when bidder 1 has a "max bid amount" much higher than his starting bid. When someone else, bidder 2, bids below his max bid, the ebay software automatically bumps the bid for bidder 1, to one higher than bidder 2's bid. Shows as only one person (bidder 1) upped the bid against himself. As other bidders start bidding, the software will continue to up the bid for the bidder who has the "max bid".

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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by jjk308 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:15 am

It's the bumping feature of Ebay. You enter a bid, and a max bid, and it'll run your bid up if someone tries to outbid you.
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by DaveM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:54 am

That makes more sense. #-o

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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by NorincoKid » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:33 am

Yup.

Basically you tell eBay "I'm willing to spend $x.xx amount of money, keep battling for me until you hit that number"

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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 am

Gun Broker works the same way

I'm glad to see that started charging extra for 3 day auction and Reserve price, maybe some of those ass hats that don't just start the auction at the minimum that they will accept, and keep you guessing types, will learn from a hit to the wallet....when their over priced item doesn't sell and then realize they spent $$$ to show it to people ...maybe

I'm gonna go list some empty .22 ammo boxes now and see if I can get rid of them over there ](*,)
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Post by N4KVE » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:39 pm

That's how I bid on E-Bay. I bid my maximum, & ignore the bidding. If I win, I win. If I'm outbid, I don't get the item. But I do not get caught up in the bidding process. GARY

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Post by boomboom » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:50 pm

N4KVE wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:39 pm
That's how I bid on E-Bay. I bid my maximum, & ignore the bidding. If I win, I win. If I'm outbid, I don't get the item. But I do not get caught up in the bidding process. GARY
Exactly. You have to determine the max amount you want to spend in ratio to how much you want, or need that item. For someone who is too busy to keep checking the bids, it's ideal.
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by photohause » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:35 pm

Rentprop1 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 am
Gun Broker works the same way

I'm glad to see that started charging extra for 3 day auction and Reserve price, maybe some of those ass hats that don't just start the auction at the minimum that they will accept, and keep you guessing types, will learn from a hit to the wallet....when their over priced item doesn't sell and then realize they spent $$$ to show it to people ...maybe

I'm gonna go list some empty .22 ammo boxes now and see if I can get rid of them over there ](*,)
Before you list them, how much ya want?
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:26 pm

photohause wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Rentprop1 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 am
Gun Broker works the same way

I'm gonna go list some empty .22 ammo boxes now and see if I can get rid of them over there ](*,)
Before you list them, how much ya want?
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by Jeepsnguns » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:38 pm

Rentprop1 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 am
Gun Broker works the same way
maybe some of those ass hats that don't just start the auction at the minimum that they will accept, and keep you guessing types, will learn from a hit to the wallet....when their over priced item doesn't sell and then realize they spent $$$ to show it to people ...maybe
One could only hope!
I've never understood how someone can start an auction at a price they wont accept, I dont see the logic. ](*,)
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by NorincoKid » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:48 am

Jeepsnguns wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:38 pm
One could only hope!
I've never understood how someone can start an auction at a price they wont accept, I dont see the logic. ](*,)
I've always thought those were (at least I would think) something like a "feeler" to gauge interest or "price check" stuff that you really can't find any other comparable listing to help value your item.

IE, no clue what its worth...start at a penny with some ridiculously high reserve and relist it somewhere around where the bidding ended on the original auction. I guess thats a kinda effective way to check market value of something.

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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by kmagnuss » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:24 am

Look close at the order of the bids... ebay shows you the order of the price they bid, not the time they bid. If you lay it out chronologically it makes more sense.
Basically bidder A bids $100 at 7:00 am which only keep the item at reserve of $50 showing.
Then bidder B bids 55, 65, 75, 95, 115, until he beats the original bid of $100.
Then bidder A sees he's been outbid so he raises his bid to $105, but he's still out bid. So he goes 110, 120... now he's the high bidder.

(this is just an example of how it could work... not how yours was done)...
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by Rentprop1 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:50 pm

NorincoKid wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:48 am
Jeepsnguns wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:38 pm
One could only hope!
I've never understood how someone can start an auction at a price they wont accept, I dont see the logic. ](*,)
I've always thought those were (at least I would think) something like a "feeler" to gauge interest or "price check" stuff that you really can't find any other comparable listing to help value your item.

IE, no clue what its worth...start at a penny with some ridiculously high reserve and relist it somewhere around where the bidding ended on the original auction. I guess thats a kinda effective way to check market value of something.
yes, but I agree with gunbroker, make the seller pay for a service like that
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Re: How does Ebay work?

Post by cherrylog » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:17 am

I have used eBay for several years but I do not bid on any auction. I only do "buy it now" because many sellers have more than one user account and they use those additional accounts to shill bid their own auctions. Before eBay made the bidders a secret, I proved to eBay that I was shilled bid by two different sellers. They suspended one seller for 30 days and did nothing to the second seller. However, eBay did nothing about the money the sellers cheated me out of. I believe eBay made the bidders ID private to make it easier for dishonest sellers to shill bid their own auctions. After all the more money the item sells for the more money eBay makes.

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Post by Jonathanw » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:18 am

cherrylog wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:17 am
I have used eBay for several years but I do not bid on any auction. I only do "buy it now" because many sellers have more than one user account and they use those additional accounts to shill bid their own auctions. Before eBay made the bidders a secret, I proved to eBay that I was shilled bid by two different sellers. They suspended one seller for 30 days and did nothing to the second seller. However, eBay did nothing about the money the sellers cheated me out of. I believe eBay made the bidders ID private to make it easier for dishonest sellers to shill bid their own auctions. After all the more money the item sells for the more money eBay makes.
I also like the make an offer option some people have, it’s a great way to get a good deal

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