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#1 Vectrexer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2010 2:26 AM

Vectrex Mr. Boston Complete:

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 250678211957

#2 horseboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2010 7:52 AM

Wowzer. I can't imagine how much this is going to go for. With such a high dollar item why didn't you put up more pics?

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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2010 10:22 AM

What is the reserve price? I just want to know if I am just wasting my time bidding if I don't really have a chance. I hate it when people post auctions with reserves... it is usually a waste of everyone's time.

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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2010 10:24 AM

What is the reserve price? I just want to know if I am just wasting my time bidding if I don't really have a chance. I hate it when people post auctions with reserves... it is usually a waste of everyone's time.


I'll assure you that you just wasted more time typing this than you would have putting in your high bid.

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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2010 1:35 PM


What is the reserve price? I just want to know if I am just wasting my time bidding if I don't really have a chance. I hate it when people post auctions with reserves... it is usually a waste of everyone's time.


I'll assure you that you just wasted more time typing this than you would have putting in your high bid.

:rolling:

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:26 PM

Well it is at $1500 and no reserve met. That is probably as High as I wanted to go. Or is it. :ponder:

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:36 PM

I wonder how how much this game will fetch?!

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:17 PM

Well it is at $1500 and no reserve met. That is probably as High as I wanted to go. Or is it. :ponder:

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While it would be wonderful to put this in my Vectrex collection, I'm not even going to dream about it much less bid.

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:22 PM

$2600 and reserve still not met. :ponder:

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:01 PM

$2600 and reserve still not met. :ponder:


try 31,600.00 :P

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:05 PM

I gave up after bidding $2744 but the reserve STILL hasn't been met... :ponder:

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:43 PM

I want it and was willing to pay a bit more, but spent to much this week. :x

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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:22 PM

I want it and was willing to pay a bit more, but spent to much this week. :x


I hear you there... I want it too... but it just isn't worth more to me than my top bid. :D

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Posted Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:45 PM

Considering I know how much it went for the first time... however I don't know the reserve this time. Oh joy, oh fun... I'd love to know who is currently winning because by the time the price reached where it is currently the first sale around, only me and David were left...

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:42 AM

I also already have stop bidding on this item. ( i will love to have this bud price is goining crazy i think on this moment )my top bid whas about $1700
and i hate to bid on items with a reserve price

Edited by mawa, Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:43 AM.


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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:54 AM

Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:02 AM

Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.


I hate reserves, because, even if you win you lose. :( It is a waste of time. Proxy bids are the most idiotic bids of all. Why put your top bid in, 7 days ahead of time,and let bidders, have a chance to think on it, and chip away at your bid. :? Sniping is the only way to go. ;)

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:20 AM


Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.


I hate reserves, because, even if you win you lose. :( It is a waste of time. Proxy bids are the most idiotic bids of all. Why put your top bid in, 7 days ahead of time,and let bidders, have a chance to think on it, and chip away at your bid. :? Sniping is the only way to go. ;)


I understand not liking reserves because it is basically more competition, but that is just a fact of ebay life.

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:30 AM



Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.


I hate reserves, because, even if you win you lose. :( It is a waste of time. Proxy bids are the most idiotic bids of all. Why put your top bid in, 7 days ahead of time,and let bidders, have a chance to think on it, and chip away at your bid. :? Sniping is the only way to go. ;)


I understand not liking reserves because it is basically more competition, but that is just a fact of ebay life.


Actually, competition doesn't bother me. I just set my snipe and move on. It is the checking on the snipe and seeing I was top bidder, with the dreaded, RESERVE NOT MET, that I hate. :x

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:36 AM




Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.


I hate reserves, because, even if you win you lose. :( It is a waste of time. Proxy bids are the most idiotic bids of all. Why put your top bid in, 7 days ahead of time,and let bidders, have a chance to think on it, and chip away at your bid. :? Sniping is the only way to go. ;)


I understand not liking reserves because it is basically more competition, but that is just a fact of ebay life.


Actually, competition doesn't bother me. I just set my snipe and move on. It is the checking on the snipe and seeing I was top bidder, with the dreaded, RESERVE NOT MET, that I hate. :x

Yeah it sucks. Just think of it as another bidder and it is an easier pill to swallow.

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:02 PM

I hate reserve prices because it is basically the seller posting a lie.

"Oh look... my item has a minimum bid of $5... isn't it tempting? Don't you want to bid on it thinking you will get a deal? Oh wait... there is no way in hell I'll take $5, you just THOUGHT you were the high bidder... I posted that bogus minimum bid just to get you to bid and to save a bit on my listing fee. What? You want to know what my reserve is? No way in hell am I telling you that either."

Edited by the-topdog, Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:03 PM.


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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:12 PM


Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.


I hate reserves, because, even if you win you lose. :( It is a waste of time. Proxy bids are the most idiotic bids of all. Why put your top bid in, 7 days ahead of time,and let bidders, have a chance to think on it, and chip away at your bid. :? Sniping is the only way to go. ;)

There is another buying ploy that sometimes works. Some bidders actually want the price to go at a semi-high amount. This way they figure the snipers will be scared off by the already somewhat high price, and not even bother putting a bid in to snipe. In the end the high bidder is left standing with the item actually going lower than expected because they scared away the snipers.

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:55 PM



Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.


I hate reserves, because, even if you win you lose. :( It is a waste of time. Proxy bids are the most idiotic bids of all. Why put your top bid in, 7 days ahead of time,and let bidders, have a chance to think on it, and chip away at your bid. :? Sniping is the only way to go. ;)

There is another buying ploy that sometimes works. Some bidders actually want the price to go at a semi-high amount. This way they figure the snipers will be scared off by the already somewhat high price, and not even bother putting a bid in to snipe. In the end the high bidder is left standing with the item actually going lower than expected because they scared away the snipers.

Unless the price is already higher than my max, I always put my snipe in. I can't imagine this ever actually works.

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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:27 PM




Why do people hate bidding on items with a reserve price? This makes no sense. If you use ebay the smart way you put in your MAX bid and forget it. The absolute maximum you are willing to pay for said item. If you win, great. If you don't then, no big deal. Think of the reserve as just another bidder.

If you want to do it the absolute smartest way possible you put in a snipe for your max bid. That way you don't get caught up in the competition aspect of the auction. Not to mention it is the best way to get any item for the cheapest possible price.


I hate reserves, because, even if you win you lose. :( It is a waste of time. Proxy bids are the most idiotic bids of all. Why put your top bid in, 7 days ahead of time,and let bidders, have a chance to think on it, and chip away at your bid. :? Sniping is the only way to go. ;)

There is another buying ploy that sometimes works. Some bidders actually want the price to go at a semi-high amount. This way they figure the snipers will be scared off by the already somewhat high price, and not even bother putting a bid in to snipe. In the end the high bidder is left standing with the item actually going lower than expected because they scared away the snipers.

Unless the price is already higher than my max, I always put my snipe in. I can't imagine this ever actually works.

I have seen it a few times. A good example was the Pepsi Invaders box that Decypher won. It had gone up to $2050 way early in the auction. Many expected it to go much higher, but in the end there was not a single snipe bid, and decypher won it for that amount. There was an Air Raid auction that Sylabus won for $1,500 that the same exact thing happened. There was also the sealed Stadium Events NES game that Bronty won for around $3,200. Again it had gone to the amount very early in the auction, and it just sat there. In the end no snipers even touched it. It has worked before, and I see it as a bluff of I am going to take this sky high bid.
For those who don't really get what I am talking about here is how it works. Say a $1,000 item goes up for auction, and lets say it is bid up to $800 the very first day. Snipers will see this, and some may pass thinking there is no point. Little do they know that it stays at $800 until the very end, because the snipers are scared off.

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Posted Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:56 PM

$3827 and reserve not met. That is unfortunate




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