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 Post subject: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:50 pm 
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I was watching a Proflex 755 frame on Ebay , looked ok condition , no elastomers but the sugino crank still on it. it was a few miles up the road from me and with about 15 mins to go it had 1 opening bid ! anyway as you can guess i forgot to bid and it sold for 99 p !!!
Thats a lesson learned :roll: :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:53 pm 
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This is why I always decide in advance the maximum I am willing to pay and place a bid a day or so before the auction ends.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:55 pm 
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That sucks Paul, I've done that but not on anything too important luckily!

And I always bid last minute so as not to risk pushing the price up or falling victim to shilling - but that is the risk of it. I think you can download a programme to snipe bid for you so you don't have to remember.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:34 am 
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jaypee wrote:
That sucks Paul, I've done that but not on anything too important luckily!

And I always bid last minute so as not to risk pushing the price up or falling victim to shilling - but that is the risk of it. I think you can download a programme to snipe bid for you so you don't have to remember.

Yes i will have to look into that ! i dont usually bid till the last minute for the same reasons as you .but i got sidetracked and didnt do it .
ah well what do i need another frame for anyway :roll:

Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:18 am 
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Replace Proflex frame with; Raceface seatpost the week before last, Tricolor 600 rear mech last week, Time Atac pedals last night..... :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:29 am 
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I recommend gixen.com for sniping - I use it all the time and it's never let me down.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:38 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
Replace Proflex frame with; Raceface seatpost the week before last, Tricolor 600 rear mech last week, Time Atac pedals last night..... :facepalm:

At least its not just me then :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Remember to bid !
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Sundayjumper wrote:
I recommend gixen.com for sniping - I use it all the time and it's never let me down.

Thanks i will look into that :D


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