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Would you bid against a fellow DX member

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#1 Guest_Sir Gary_*

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 03:31 PM

Youre watching a car on Ebay which you intend bidding on , then you see a fellow DX member enter a bid for the item  before you enter yours.

What would you do ?

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 03:42 PM

Normally I won't bid, but if I want it really bad I'd contact fellow member or friend from another Bburago and see what their max bid is. If I'm willing to go higher, I'll wait until either they've met their max or it's getting near the end and I'm not going to be able to watch it finish, then I'll enter my max bid.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 03:46 PM

If I knew I was bidding against Gary I would back down as I wouldn't stand a chance :giggle

And, he is the only person that I know what his ebay name is.
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 03:47 PM

It depends really. If I know that the fellow collector really wishes that item, then I would let it go. But if the two of us are really keen on getting this one... at it is really rare, I would go for it. I would contact him before though. Stating to him that I was really keen on that item too and I was watching it aswell. A simple auction, if he bids before or after you is just personal auction tactic.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 04:13 PM

This is a theoretical answer as i'm not an Ebayer.

My answer is maybe.

If I was bidding against someone that I knew and 'talked' to alot on DX, I would back down.
However, if it was a member who i didn't know or had any previous contact with, I would bid against them.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 04:16 PM

jwp79, on Apr 3 2005, 07:13 PM, said:

This is a theoretical answer as i'm not an Ebayer.

My answer is maybe.

If I was bidding against someone that I knew and 'talked' to alot on DX, I would back down.
However, if it was a member who i didn't know or had any previous contact with, I would bid against them.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 04:46 PM

I will outbid & destroy you all.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 04:52 PM

Souky, let's go easy on the chocolate, shall we?
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 05:11 PM

LUW, on Apr 3 2005, 04:52 PM, said:

Souky, let's go easy on the chocolate, shall we?

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 08:06 PM

Generally no, but the situation is important. I have gotten sniped by another member here but it was no big deal. This is a good question though.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 08:10 PM

Since very few members even use the names they have here for eBay, how would you know who the heck you were bidding against?

Question: How many of you use the names you have here on eBay as well?

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 08:11 PM

CollectorX, on Apr 3 2005, 08:06 PM, said:

Generally no, but the situation is important. I have gotten sniped by another member here but it was no big deal. This is a good question though.

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Sniping doesn't work unless your max bid is lower than the snipers.  It is rather annoying though.  Here you are thinking that you'll win with a low bid and *BANG* -  within the last seconds of the auction it jumped way higher...   :help

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 08:12 PM

No, I would not bid against a fellow DX Member.  I ascribe to the same theory as acisne, Pay it forward.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 08:45 PM

I have a couple of instances were members here have contacted me about an item I was bidding on eBay as well as GoMotorBids.com.

In a couple of instances, myself and F355spiderman had an all out bidding war on a few Ferraris, only to be outbid by someone else :giggle

In another instance, I recall a member contacting me about a bid I had placed on an item. I told him it was me and he informed me I had outbid him, I told him what my max bid was and he eventually out bid me and won the item.

I also remember posting a link to an auction, and expresing my interest and intent on that particular item. Needless to say a member here, proceeded to bid against me and the price got so high I was forced to concede. I sure hope he enjoys that $115 Maisto GS and trailer :lol

So for me, I would return the common courtesy that was extended to me when placed in that scenario and not place a bid.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:11 PM

Depends - normally no I wouldn't bid, in fact more often than not I'd let a DX member know if it came up on eBay. But if it was a car that was extremely rare, a good deal and almost never came up on eBay... :wink

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:31 PM

I don't snipe within the last minute, I typically place a bid in the last day, the highest bid I would pay for an item. If someone wanted it more than I do and place a higher bid, I'll just let them have it.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:32 PM

Its a free world......well mostly so i say bid if you want it, does not matter who your up against.  Whoever pays most will win.  Nothing wrong with that.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 11:06 PM

i get snipped by all kinds of people. if i had the car already and it was cheap i would let it slide. if i really wanted and needed it its fair game.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:36 AM

Unless I'm not going to be around a computer when the aucton ends, I always snipe. I've been on both ends of it and when I lose to a sniper I may be unhappy, but don't get all bent out of shape over it - it's just how ebay works. As for doing it to another forum member, as has been said, we don't necessarily have the same account names on ebay, so it would be hard to tell, and I don't normally pay attention to the other bidders' names anyway. I don't buy many anyway, so it probably doesn't make much difference.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:58 AM

I answered 'Maybe'.

As Jim said, if I didn't know who it was and it was inadvertent, then, of course.
If I knew that a member was bidding on it, then I would contact them and let them know that I too was interested, but as a general rule, no, I wouldn't.

It would have to be a pretty rare car, but then, my friends know that I would want it and let me know rather than bid on it.
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:26 AM

Getter 3, on Apr 3 2005, 07:11 PM, said:

Sniping doesn't work unless your max bid is lower than the snipers.  It is rather annoying though.  Here you are thinking that you'll win with a low bid and *BANG* -  within the last seconds of the auction it jumped way higher...   :help

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I love snipping, especially when someone has placed a bid within the last few minutes then BANG you get them with only seconds left...

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:14 AM

If I see a model that a fellow DX'er or MBdiecastmodels friend is looking for, I would contact him to let him know...If he placed a bid before me I would ask him how high he would go...but suppose : you have the chance to buy the MB CLK LM # 35 by AUTOart...this would be war...... :tempted
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:34 PM

Diecast Patty, on Apr 3 2005, 06:10 PM, said:

Since very few members even use the names they have here for eBay, how would you know who the heck you were bidding against?

Question: How many of you use the names you have here on eBay as well?

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I use the same username in both locations.

I have actually seen a number of users here on eBay before.  As a rule I will not get into a bidding war with anyone I know, but I will contact them to see what their interest is in the item.
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:34 PM

Getter 3, on Apr 3 2005, 02:46 PM, said:

I will outbid & destroy you all.

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You're going DOWN!!   :giggle
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:35 PM

DiecastX, on Apr 3 2005, 06:45 PM, said:

I also remember posting a link to an auction, and expresing my interest and intent on that particular item. Needless to say a member here, proceeded to bid against me and the price got so high I was forced to concede. I sure hope he enjoys that $115 Maisto GS and trailer :lol

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Too funny!!

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