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#26 Guest_Vatabot_*

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 04:19 AM

mbc112, on Apr 4 2005, 05:14 PM, said:

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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#27 Guest_Vatabot_*

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 04:36 AM

DiecastX, on Apr 4 2005, 03:45 AM, said:

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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Just before Christmas, I was bidding on an AUTOart Corvette #63 LM 2002... and I have been outbid by someone whose ebay username was "diecastxchange". I told to myself : "it sounds familiar"...
So I wrote to him and it happened to be Darrick !!
And luckily, it happened at the perfect time for me because I didn't have enough money to pay for the model (due to Christmas presents and another bargain during the auction time...). So this day Darrick saved my life...by outbidding me !!
But now I can afford it I don't find anymore 2002 Vette at 36 $ !!

BTW, I think I would contact a fellow member (as I did with Darrick) when he/she outbids me !

But I agree that sometimes it is war ...
Last time I bid at 50$ (full of hope) for an AUTOart red Viper of Le Mans and it has gone for 112$ !
In that case, if I had enough money, I would try to win by all means... (same for MB CLK LM #35, Porsche GT2 Evo...)

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 08:50 AM

I usually don't pay attention to the bidders names, just the highest bid- so sorry if I outbid anyone in the past.  :scared
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Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:34 PM

No, it was just the GS Coupe and trailer.

The H2 combo was really nice, but I quickly fell out of the running for it. :WTF

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 09:29 AM

I sort of use my old username :confused just added "the real" at the beginning :giggle  I don't think I would bid against any members here knowingly :lol ,,,,,,mainly because I know you are all NUTS :tease & would then hit the kill switch & blow me out of the water on the item :help

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:03 PM

I was bidding on a Ferrari 330, and finally got one.  Another one came up on eBay, at a reasonable opening bid, and I put in for it, too.  Another board member e-mailed me and wondered if I was the one that was bidding, to which I answered in the affirmative.  He asked if I really wanted the car, and I told him it was going to go into inventory as a donor for a custom, if I won it.  He asked that I not bid on it, as it would be his first.  I agreed, but continued to watch the auction.  Bid stayed real low and he was high, and then he got outbid with less than an hour left.  I watch the time click off, as the price was still ridiculously low, expecting him to bid at the last minute.  He didn't, and the thing went for less than $30 USD.  I later found out he had forgotten about the ending time, and missed it.

Moral of the story, maybe next time I'll agree, again, but if it's still a bargain with less than 10 minutes to go, and the other member isn't high, all bets are off.

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:17 AM

DiecastX, on Apr 7 2005, 01:34 AM, said:

No, it was just the GS Coupe and trailer.

The H2 combo was really nice, but I quickly fell out of the running for it. :WTF

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Yeah, me too. I bid a few times but it just got too high. It would have made a nice addition to the collection though :ranting

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:56 AM

Wow, this is an old thread!

Not sure how I missed this, but...

I answered maybe. It would depend on what the item is and how much its going for. Maybe we should make a list of our eBay names! That way we know who to get mad at :giggle
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:58 PM

I will not knowingly bid against any other member. In fact, there is a member here from Texas who regularly finds old Porsches before I do and my policy has saved me (and him) quite a bit of money! :giggle

Edited by mosteller, 01 February 2007 - 10:07 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:02 AM

I suppose it depends on the member :wink
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 05:30 PM

JSB 33, on Feb 27 2007, 01:02 PM, said:

I suppose it depends on the member :wink

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:iagree exactly! :cheers

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:43 PM

Maybe it really depends on factors like these > if I know the ebay member is a website member. If I have chatted with that member. And I would hope that even if that  or a member has not been all over me alot , that I would still reframe from bidding againest them. Really with my bad percentage estimating I would say less then 10% of 1:18 diecast can be found pretty easy over time atleast. Say any car produced in numbers less then 50.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:11 PM

I'm a sniper. I don't have a huge collection, but when I want something I get it.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:37 PM

in a second.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

Maybe. Depends how rare it is and if I wanted it badly. Like one of my holy grails.

I have actually outbid my best mate in the past lol. I didn't even know he was watching or bidding on it
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:58 AM

All's fair in love and war.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

*BANG* Sniped at the last second - nothing personal! :-)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:07 AM

I would, if I want it.. I want it!!
I draw the line at bidding wars though they're just silly as you end up paying over the odds for things.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:30 AM

There's plenty of fish in the sea, another one would come along....well GENERALLY!  :icon_scratch:


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

On Ebay UK they never show you the other bidders usernames anyway,  you just get  b****b or similar...  :lamende:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

I wonder how many of us have actually bid against each other anyway without knowing it?
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

I never see the names of other bidders, just like Eddie, i get e****e, so i wouldn't know who i'm bidding against anyway.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

if you know someone's ebay account name, go through what they are bidding on and then if anything good is in there, bid on those....... is that a little too cheeky? :)
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:09 AM

I like bidding against 'ultra rare' people, but as they only try to pay pennies for stuff it's not hard to out bid them.

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