I was shopping on ebay and saw bidding for store and preloaded debit cards. But

@writersedge (22579)
United States
October 18, 2008 5:09am CST
what didn't make sense to me were people bidding up equal to or past what the card is worth. For example, a $25 card, I saw bids that were $21 and $23 plus shipping and handling around $3.99. Why would a person do that? I even saw some for more than they were worth. Like $504 for a $500 card. I don't understand why people are bidding so much. Have you noticed that? Can you explain it? Are there bidding practices on there that you don't understand?
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
I have bought and sold on Ebay and I feel comfortable to say it's much like going to an auction sale. People get the bidding fever and some wait right to the end to snip getting the last bid. Others bid no matter as long as they win the bid. It can and is sometimes an addiction. Just my opinion for what it's worth.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Oct 08
It's strange that the addiction seems to hit those cards more than anywhere else. I think it may have to do with the answers above you, too. I think there may be many things happening there. Because it's not just one card that I see this happening with, but card after card after card. So as many ideas as I can get to help me understand may be what is operating there. Thanks and take care.
@jarael (666)
18 Oct 08
maybe some people just cant be bothered to register for a crd themselves, or sometimes especially if you live in a flat your application can be denied. maybe the card is not available in their country. recently i sold 5 celebrity magazines to a usa buyer. she won them for 99p, but the shipping was over £14. the magazines costed no more than £7 when i bought them. maybe she could not get those magazines where she lived, i do not know.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
18 Oct 08
All very good points that I didn't think about. Nice job responding. Thanks and take care.
• United States
19 Oct 08
People tend to get wrapped up in the bidding frenzy that they lose control of their senses. Addictions like this are difficult to overcome.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I don't see them going over on other things like I do those cards, I think responder #1 may have explained why so many cards went way over. I agree that you and responder #2 may have a point when it comes to some people, but card after card, page after page, I think more than a few bidding addicts are at work. Thanks and take care.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I'm with you on this one. I can't figure out why you would bid higher than the card is worth. It makes no sense to me. I need to start going to ebay once it awhile and see what's up there. Take care.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I think responders one and two above may have answered our question. Check those out. Thanks and take care.