how do you win a bid on ebay?
June 5, 2009 5:00pm CST
I was currently looking for 1tb of slim external hard drive this morning, so I decided to look into ebay. I saw what I want, but when I tried to bid on it, I was surprised that the moment I entered my bid, I was right away outbidded! Just to test it, I tried to bid again, and to my surprise, the same thing happened and the same person just outbidded me! Is it possible that other people use bots on EBay? I usually buy on ebay but this is the first time that I bid on something so I haven't encountered those kinds of things before. Is anybody here who bids on Ebay? How do you do it? What's the best thing for me to win on ebay bid? Thank you fellow mylotters and have a great day! Keep on mylotting!
• United States
5 Jun 09
Well, from my recollection since I don't really buy too often on Ebay but I do believe you can actually set up within Ebay to automatically bid on items up to a certain price(let's say $20) such as if an item is currently at $5 and you set it up, if someone outbids you it'll have you automatically keep bidding until you hit your $20 marker and if someone outbids you there it will stop bidding and won't go over $20. If Ebay doesn't have something like that which i'm pretty sure they do, i've seen numerous places in which provide these kinds of services. I generally find it too much of a hassle to bid on stuff so i'm more of a "buy it now" person, aha. I think bidding in general is more about luck or being on at the right time of day then anything. Either that or that whole one persons junk is another persons treasure bit, or heck. Plain ol' being more knowledgable then other people in a certain niche' area can reap some great rewards. Thing is, even that doesn't always pan out especially for those that set a reserve price(If it doesn't get up to the price they want they just relist it again automatically until it does.) Eh that's about all I can think of to say in relation to this. Hopefully something of it helps ya' out. =)