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Old 12-16-2004, 06:15 AM   #11
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I agree with your hubby - wait until after Christmas.

On the other hand, if in hindsight $150 in October was reasonable, why not snipe with a maximum of $150 on this auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

If you don't win, it's no earth-shattering loss because there are bound to be other books that come up for auction in the New Year when everyone else has spent all their money and you have saved yours... :D
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Old 12-16-2004, 11:15 AM   #12
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Right on, Salsa. I've taken a crack at that auction. Thanks!

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Old 12-18-2004, 05:35 AM   #13
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Amy, I just checked on your auction. If that person nibbling up your bid beats your high proxy bid, let it go.

I get really spooked by newbie bid nibblers on ebay. That's why I suggested that you "snipe" the auction - ie bid your max at the last minute. It means that sellers - if they are dishonest - can't nibble up your proxy and milk your maximum bid with a secondary ID. And that way you can watch the auction day by day and see if you can see any suspicious bidders or bidding patterns. If you don't like the look of a bidder, you can simply not bid. If it looks OK, go ahead.

That bidder who is nibbling away at your proxy there could be a real genuine newbie ebayer, OR an alternate ID belonging to the seller. Either way, that kind of thing on ebay makes me highly suspicious.

Always snipe in ebay auctions, especially where expensive items are concerned, otherwise you leave yourself open to shill bidding.
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:22 AM   #14
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Thanks, Salsa, good advice. I used to be in the habit of last-minute bidding, but now I'm lazy! LOL! Maybe I'll use some software my husband found that will do the last-minute bidding for me. I hate having to make an appointment out of it and be there at just the right second.

I'm currently the high bidder at $152.50, but the auction still has a couple of days. A twin auction is currently at $199, so I'd be surprised if mine stayed so low.

But here's hoping!
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Old 12-18-2004, 12:25 PM   #15
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Amy, phew - I'm glad you know about sniping!

I have my fingers crossed for you and hope the bidding stops now. :D
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:54 PM   #16
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I WON THE BOOK!!!!! WOOHOOOO!!!!! YIPPEEEEEE!!!!

I can't believe it! I put in a max. bid of $175 and won it for $167.50!

It's a Christmas miracle!

Other auctions have been going for so much more! I feel so lucky!

Thanks, Salsa, for suggesting I bid on that one!
Thanks, Chris, for the post you just put up encouraging folks to chip in!! That was so great of you!!!!
Thanks PiousPoet and Crafty Zoey, for your encouragement!

Yay, I'm so happy!
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:29 PM   #17
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Amy, congratulations!!! :D :D :D

That book has found a new home with just the right person!

:D :D :D
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Today I have the book in my hands. Bliss!

Did I mention that the book has been TOTALLY paid for through donations? You all are incredible! Thank you!!

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