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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 4:53 p.m. PST

I have 3 running now. The soonest to end has 2 days left, and I am terrified that they will not go "for what they are REALLY worth."

I am like this all the time, checking on them every hour or so. Things usually work out in the end, though.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Aug 2011 5:21 p.m. PST

I'm the opposite. I never watch them.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 5:27 p.m. PST

I generally check once a day just to see the view counter and number of watchers. But in the end its the sniper that wins.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 5:35 p.m. PST

I hope that all of those "watchers" snipe each other to a bloody mess! grin

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 6:22 p.m. PST

99.99% of mine in BIN so there is little point in watching them, but I am logged in all day to the account anyway, so I check it when I am here to look at it.

kyoteblue Inactive Member21 Aug 2011 6:22 p.m. PST


pmwalt Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 6:25 p.m. PST

Maybe twice a day, probably twice that on the day the items first post.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 6:53 p.m. PST

If I see something on ebay, I bid my max amount, which is how much I want to pay for it, then leave it. I'll find out if I won when I get the email.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 7:11 p.m. PST

@Pictors – I think he means stuff he is selling, not buying.

Toshach Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Aug 2011 8:16 p.m. PST

I don't obsess about my auctions. My wife, however, has been known to get up in the middle of the night to check on hers.

She just read this over my shoulder and declared, "Hey, there are people all over the world who might be checking on my auctions."


galvinm Inactive Member21 Aug 2011 8:17 p.m. PST

Whether selling or buying, I check when I get on the computer in the morning, and before I go to bed at night. I will usually list an item for what I think it's worth. If it sells, it sells, if not, I am meant to have it. When I bid, I will bid close to what I want to pay for an item, and if I want it pretty bad, I will watch the last few minutes, hoping to snipe. Otherwise, I will bid what I am willing to pay, and wait for the email, which is usually how I find out. Good luck John!

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member21 Aug 2011 8:17 p.m. PST

John the OFM 21 Aug 2011 4:53 p.m. PST
I have 3 running now. The soonest to end has 2 days left, and I am terrified that they will not go "for what they are REALLY worth."

Lol… Good one! Wish it were 2004 again. I sell my FOW unptd. Just not worth painting. Time is better spent with commissions.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2011 9:22 p.m. PST

Maybe once a day until the last day when I check a few times wih an hour or so to go so I can watch the bids get run up by the snipers.

The Hobbybox Inactive Member22 Aug 2011 4:17 a.m. PST

I'm massively OCD about checking auctions. I actually get excited when I have 'watchers' listed, let alone actual 'bidders'.

Considering I have 125 auctions running at the moment (the joys of an ebay 'free listings' weekend), I will hopefully get some joy over the next few days.

And since I am in no way shy about advertising:

Iains Auctions

OldGrenadier at work22 Aug 2011 4:38 a.m. PST

I usually hit them tow to three times a day, more if they're about to close.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2011 6:35 a.m. PST

What OldGrenadier said….

pphalen Inactive Member22 Aug 2011 7:18 a.m. PST

OFM, since you always say that on e-bay you only bid the maximum of what you would pay and forget it, why would the same apply to selling?

Your minimum should be the lowest amount you could accept, nothing greater, since it can (and does) happen.

It is sort of like how my company bonuses are lately. Used to be the 15-20% was expected compensation, but now when anything actually does come through it is actually a bonus!

quidveritas Inactive Member22 Aug 2011 1:30 p.m. PST

I bid what I think the thing is worth to me and that's the end of it. If I get it fine. If not, someone wanted it more than myself.

Selling is the same way. I set the price and forget it. Sometimes it doesn't sell. That just means its worth more to me than anyone else.


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