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He is bidding in small amounts to try and see what the high bid is. Most people do this to get close enough to figure it out and Know what to snipe at the end. Logical or not that is the main reason you see that alot.

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Originally posted by tomyou:

He is bidding in small amounts to try and see what the high bid is. Most people do this to get close enough to figure it out and Know what to snipe at the end. Logical or not that is the main reason you see that alot.

 

 

thanks tomyou, ive always wondered about that, but never asked

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Originally posted by Marco:

So, those guys bidding on the boxed Lochjaw are no collectors?

The was meant for M.J. not for the collectors. My fault, sorry!

 

I think, buying out sure doesn't start with some hundred bucks, but somewhere (add one or two zeroes) it does. That's what I wanted to say.

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Yep, if you think about it i must agree with Marco!

I don´t have a problem with the fact that someone is

actually willing to pay over 800 $ for just one 2600-

Game! Everyone should pay as much for his Hobby as he

wants.

 

I didn´t actually mean that the Guy who is bidding that

much for Lochjaw is Insane, no really not!!!

 

I was just stunned because i never saw 2600-games going

so high!!!! I just couldn´t get this into my Head...

 

I haven´t seen many US-Auctions before, i guess here in

Germany Games wouldn´t go that high!!!!!

 

Anyway, i didn´t want to offend anyone!! I hope the winner

of this Auction will be happy with his Boxed Lochjaw!

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hello everyone,

 

first of all.. Marco, thanks for all the very kind words!! i don't think there is a word in the english language that can say what your friendship has meant to me in the 4 years i have known you!!

 

and i agree with Sandy that IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

very well said Marco!!!

 

yes i do consider myself in the must-check-mental-sanity league (where do you come up with these names... Marco) am i sane? HELL NO!!! anybody who collects to this degree is a little "off your rocker" (have that game BTW) so if you NEED to LABEL it YES it is insane!!! but then again driving around for many hours finding hardly nothing day after day how sane is that? (not that i'm saying that is insane) but i'm at the point where the games that i NEED, the chances are i will NEVER find them at goodwill or VV or any other place like a swap meet! is it worth 800.00 NO!! 600.00 NO!! 300.00 NOOOOOO!!! it's NOT what it's worth!!! it's what it MEANS to that collector!! now should i pass on this one and wait for anther one (i will) even thou i know the chances are very small of another one (BOXED) popping up! then again maybe with the high price this one went for maybe that will change the mind of some other collector out there that has a boxed one??? if there are any others boxed out there, that is!! i have been collecting since 77 and this is only the 2nd one boxed i have ever seen (Marco's was the first one) and that not counting pictures in mags or on (websites wantlists)

 

i don't think the high bidder on this one will pass on it. he has good feedback, and has bid very high on other VUR atari stuff.... we will see.....

if he does pass on it, i hope the seller contacts me!!

 

Take Care, and good luck with all you collecting!!!

 

Rick

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Originally posted by Marco:

Check out this auction:

 

 

There is only one really rare game in this lot (Steeplechase by Video Gems), and yet it has gone quite high already. It happens everywhere

 

Cheers,

 

Marco

 

is it BOXED??? hehehe just kidding!!

 

Take Care,

 

Rick

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quote:

Originally posted by jahfish:

if there would be millionaires between us, the ET landfill would allready have been discovered!

 

if i had a million (or two) left for atari, i would go out in the desert to find that landfill!

 

alex, albert, rick, ian, marco, marc, matthias, stan, moycon, jerry, curt, jeff, michael, george, john, jon, joel, simon, andrew, thomas, junie and all the others i forgot ..... you're invited!

 


 

count me in Fish!!! hope you wn it soon!!!i can't help you out on the weed..sorry

 

BTW i got your e-mail, will answer it ASAP!!!

 

i almost have a extra loose lochjaw for trade! ;(

 

Take Care,

 

Rick

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it's a wonderfull world (marco) and we'll have lot's of fun (fish's ET safari) ....

 

 

 

btw congrats to buyatari! i think he needs a firm hand on his shoulder holdinh him when he recieves the bill

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Bidding History (Highest bids first)

 

So your telling me that 7425e is bidding in small amounts to try and see what the high bid is? this auction just doesn't look right to me

 

buyatari (206) $960.00

7425e (11) $950.00

rick63 (337) $825.00

7425e (11) $800.00

7425e (11) $710.00

7425e (11) $680.00

7425e (11) $650.00

7425e (11) $620.00

buyatari (206) $600.00

824 (199) $510.00

rick63 (337) $495.00

824 (199) $410.00

824 (199) $310.00

824 (199) $275.00

frodis (222) $245.00

frodis (222) $205.00

frodis (222) $190.00

frodis (222) $150.00

frodis (222) $100.00

824 (199) $22.00

dustcrow (36) $16.99

824 (199) $12.00

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quote:


Originally posted by Lemmi:

So your telling me that 7425e is bidding in small amounts to try and see what the high bid is? this auction just doesn't look right to me


 

Given the recent auctions that 7425e has won, I have high confidence that his bids were genuine. Especially since all the auctions that have ended recently were for boxed Atari games or hardware.

 

..Al

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quote:

Originally posted by Lemmi:

Bidding History (Highest bids first)

 

So your telling me that 7425e is bidding in small amounts to try and see what the high bid is? this auction just doesn't look right to me

 

buyatari (206) $960.00

7425e (11) $950.00

rick63 (337) $825.00

7425e (11) $800.00

7425e (11) $710.00

7425e (11) $680.00

7425e (11) $650.00

7425e (11) $620.00

buyatari (206) $600.00

824 (199) $510.00

rick63 (337) $495.00

824 (199) $410.00

824 (199) $310.00

824 (199) $275.00

frodis (222) $245.00

frodis (222) $205.00

frodis (222) $190.00

frodis (222) $150.00

frodis (222) $100.00

824 (199) $22.00

dustcrow (36) $16.99

824 (199) $12.00

 

Hi Lemmi,

 

in this auction i think he (7425e) was not just bidding to "find out my high bid" some bidders just don't like to bid there HIGHEST amount at the start and once i outbid him he kept biding 30.00 more well.. after many times of doing that i think he thought he need to bid a LOT more $$ each time to outbid me! (i thinkhe thought i had a small bid over his!!)

 

Take Care,

 

Rick

 

PS: the auction does look wrong!! i didn't win!

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@Lemmi -

 

 

In chronological order -

 

Buyatari had a bid 0f $600.00

 

Then 7425e with $620

 

The next bid to be placed was Rick with a bid of $825.00

 

Then 7425e made 4 bids of amounts between $640 and $800 to creep-up to Ricks bid, It then looks like he thought Ricks bid was huge and made a bid of $950 that put him in 1st place.

 

Buyatari then sniped it at the last minute with the winning bid of $960.00.

 

 

buyatari (206) $960.00

7425e (11) $950.00

rick63 (337) $825.00

7425e (11) $800.00

7425e (11) $710.00

7425e (11) $680.00

7425e (11) $650.00

7425e (11) $620.00

buyatari (206) $600.00

824 (199) $510.00

rick63 (337) $495.00

824 (199) $410.00

824 (199) $310.00

824 (199) $275.00

frodis (222) $245.00

frodis (222) $205.00

frodis (222) $190.00

frodis (222) $150.00

frodis (222) $100.00

824 (199) $22.00

dustcrow (36) $16.99

824 (199) $12.00

 

 

Adam

 

[ 02-13-2002: Message edited by: Fretwobbler ]

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Ahh ok i see it now, i was just a bit confused (no shocker there huh?)

 

i have never used Ebay and dont search it very often so all this stuff is really new to me

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Hey Lemmi!

 

Here's another example of "trying to find the top price." In this case I was trying to find out what the reserve price was, so I up the bid until I felt the price was to high.

 

 

thumperdoo2 (11) $51.00 Feb-13-02 17:24:52 PST

thumperdoo2 (11) $51.00 Feb-13-02 17:24:22 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $50.00 Feb-13-02 10:18:40 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $30.00 Feb-13-02 09:40:09 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $25.00 Feb-13-02 09:39:45 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $20.00 Feb-13-02 09:38:51 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $15.00 Feb-13-02 09:37:48 PST

cmcg (53) $10.51 Feb-13-02 16:33:06 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $10.00 Feb-13-02 09:37:17 PST

ppotos (51) $6.00 Feb-12-02 10:37:49 PST

jkurtz1 (197) $5.00 Feb-07-02 05:43:56 PST

 

Even the guy with the top bid didn't bet the reserve (which is, if you don't know, the minimum the person will sell for.) Since the reserve is hidden, you have to bid until you bet it to win.

 

My bids are *mnlghtknt*

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Hey Lemmi!

 

Here's another example of "trying to find the top price." In this case I was trying to find out what the reserve price was, so I up the bid until I felt the price was to high.

 

 

thumperdoo2 (11) $51.00 Feb-13-02 17:24:52 PST

thumperdoo2 (11) $51.00 Feb-13-02 17:24:22 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $50.00 Feb-13-02 10:18:40 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $30.00 Feb-13-02 09:40:09 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $25.00 Feb-13-02 09:39:45 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $20.00 Feb-13-02 09:38:51 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $15.00 Feb-13-02 09:37:48 PST

cmcg (53) $10.51 Feb-13-02 16:33:06 PST

mnlghtknt (235) $10.00 Feb-13-02 09:37:17 PST

ppotos (51) $6.00 Feb-12-02 10:37:49 PST

jkurtz1 (197) $5.00 Feb-07-02 05:43:56 PST

 

Even the guy with the top bid didn't bet the reserve (which is, if you don't know, the minimum the person will sell for.) Since the reserve is hidden, you have to bid until you bet it to win.

 

My bids are *mnlghtknt*

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Just wanted to say I've been busy with school lately and missed most of this post. (Jst read through it tonight) and it was a bear! Wanted to say congrats to Adam and kudos to Marco. Both of them really are great people... even if they are insane Who isn't insane? Can you imagine some of the things "normal" people think of us "Atari collectors"? Hell, I think my fiance' partially left me cause I collect so much "junk" as she calls it. BTW, if I had the money and boxed games were my thing, I'd prolly spend that much too.

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Originally posted by Fretwobbler:

and made a bid of $950 that put him in 1st place.

 

Buyatari then sniped it at the last minute with the winning bid of $960.00.


 

Yes but HOW did Buyatari know what amount to snipe with? I see that the bidding was sitting at something like $835, and BuyAtari just *knew* to use $960 as his number? How do you all do this? What's your game?

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Originally posted by Matthew Vigor:

BuyAtari just *knew* to use $960 as his number? How do you all do this? What's your game?

 

 

Buyatari probably bid like $1000 but since the person before him only bid like $950. See on e-Bay, they don't should you what the final bidders MAX bid is All of the bids before the final are all MAX bids and the final is just, well the final. Buyatari could have bid $5000 for all we know, but the final bid was only $960. A snipe it was but he probably bid pretty high to insure his winnings.

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