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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:40 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Just missed out on a frame & fork I really wanted because eBay logged me out just as went to bid.

This wasn't just any old bike though.
I had a 1992 GT Bravado back in 1992 which was a bike of many firsts.
First race, first overnight MTB trip, first big epic rides etc. etc.

It was a bike full of memories which was ridden hard, had several transmissions worn out and replaced, got resprayed twice, and eventually sold on after several years of faithful ownership.

If there was one bike that captured the essence of my personal cycling experience in the early 90's that would be it.

Anyway, I'd watched the auction all week and dutifully put in the opening bid, fully intending to bid high and win, only to lose out due to a technicality.

This is the auction in question: ---> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... _500wt_950
, and if anyone here won it and wants to make a deal then please, please get in touch.

Right now I'm just a bit gutted.

I still have my memories though:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:42 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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bit shit bud

hope it all comes good


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Contact the winner via the seller? If has no personal reasons for buying it, he might take plus a ten or a twenty as a quick profit?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Gutted for you paul.....

It happened to me before like that with the stupid ebay login at random times :x

enter my highest bid the day before now and leave it....

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:01 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Use a sniper to bid for you, I can recommend www.gixen.com plus it gives you the option of withdrawing a snipe before the auction ends if you find something else or change your mind. I know it takes away that heart thumping in your chest thrill of the countdown and getting your last second bid in. Sometimes you need to be more ruthless.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:04 pm 
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^^cheating^^
Why not just enter what you are happy to pay... :?

It is supposed to be an auction after all....if you really really want something then just put 100 pounds in if you think it will make 20....works for me :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:07 pm 
MacRetro rider
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I hate sniping on EBay.

Just not fair in my book.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:07 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Similar happened to me recently when I missed out on a Clockwork that was the same as the one I longed for bitd. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:12 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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marin man wrote:
^^cheating^^ Why not just enter what you are happy to pay... :?


:lol: I used to think that too, ebay like a man I thought!

Now I use Gixen too for a couple of reasons,

1. It stops me bidding higher at the last minute than I intended too.

2. It stops the other guy bidding at the last minute higher than he wanted to as well and beating me! :lol:

Join the revolution MM. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:16 pm 
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yep and as a seller as well it stops you getting a decent price for your items as the auction ends when someone has not entered their highest bid.....

I start all my items at the minumum I am happy to take now rather than wait til the last minute with no bids and two crafty gits enter three quid and try to rob you :wink:


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