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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:14 pm 
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Cannot help it. Must watch.



Maybe start asking a few questions.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:04 pm 
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You'd be surprised - if you re-list an item enough times someone will bid on it. Part of the pyschology is to not list it for a week, then all the people who've got 'used' to seeing it and knowing they can buy it any time will think they've missed their chance, increasing your chances of getting a panic bid when you do re-list.

Either that or (for something rare) list at a really high price for a couple of weeks then drop the price to something a bit lower but still quite expensive. Price is all relative, and someone who has been holding off bidding before will now bid because they're 'saving' money against your original price.

The two phenomenon that amaze me are items that close with no bidder at £150 then when re-listed at £100 get bid up to £165 (for example), or items that have a buy it now, which then dissapears and people bid for more than the original BIN price....


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:12 pm 
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Lid wrote:
Maybe start asking a few questions.


Lid, you're as evil as me - I've been thinking of inane questions to ask....


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:43 pm 
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May as well throw my hat in.

When I see that frame the words 'pig in a poke' spring to mind. Not sure why.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:53 pm 
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Oh, I'm watching. No intention of bidding.

It would be cool if we could get the number of watchers as high as possible. I'm sure he won't be able to resist updating the listing to tell us how many watchers there are - as he did the first listing ;)


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manitou916 wrote:
Oh, I'm watching. No intention of bidding.

It would be cool if we could get the number of watchers as high as possible. I'm sure he won't be able to resist updating the listing to tell us how many watchers there are - as he did the first listing ;)


Quite. It obviously riles this chap. I'll make this thread sticky for the next few days.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:04 pm 
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seller is a STW regular.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:08 pm 
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MadCowKev wrote:
Lid wrote:
Maybe start asking a few questions.


Lid, you're as evil as me - I've been thinking of inane questions to ask....


Ask how many people are watching his auction :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:46 am 
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ah, what the h*** :roll: ....also watching :lol:
Someone should ask this chap whether he could just ship the parts, since nobody is really interested in the frame :twisted: :D

So long


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:04 am 
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kingroon wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
Lid wrote:
Maybe start asking a few questions.


Lid, you're as evil as me - I've been thinking of inane questions to ask....


Ask how many people are watching his auction :wink:


F*ck me Matt - thats funny! Crying laughter here :lol: :lol: :lol:


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