Monday, April 6, 2020

How to win an eBay auction...

4 comments:

John Wells said...

Won a lot of 30 "dollar watches" last night. Paid a little more than I was planning - but large lots like these don't come up very often. Along with shipping and tax, I ended up getting them for $7.72 per watch. Barely squeaked by at the very end. My winning bid was matched with 1 second to go but I won because my high bid was placed 8 seconds before the matching bid. A little history: The dollar price point was reached in 1896 when Ingersoll introduced a watch called the "Yankee". This made it the cheapest watch available at the time, and the first watch to be priced at one dollar (that is $30 in today's money). There are two Yankees in this collection Several watchmaking companies produced millions of these watches in the early 1900's because they were never made with repairability in mind - they would often cost more to repair than a replacement watch...essentially the first disposable watch. Baila Mi Cumbria by Jimmy Fontanez / Media Right Productions. Apprehensive at Best by Biz Baz Studio used by permission from the YouTube Audio Library.

Miquel said...

Hi John, do you know that? https://www.myibidder.com/

Ron/Debbie said...

When I place a bid like you did at the very last seconds, I always add like $2. Never an even number. Most bidders place bids in even numbers. I always put like $202. Just my way LOL

inglorious said...

Gixen.com is another good auction sniping site.