Foolish buyers, damn you!

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  1. Alex5

    Alex5 No Broken

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    Well I was seconds away from a decent price Crystal Convoy Transformers Henkei Crystal Clear Convoy Tokyo Toy Fair on eBay, also Transformers, Transformers Robots, Action Figures, Toys Hobbies (end time 14-Oct-08 15:52:55 BST) (it wasn't going ultra cheap even), but then I am outbid by over x2 the value of the item... somebody thought they were getting two Convoys here (like the photo)... not just 1 as per the actual listing. Bloody idiots! Cost me a good priced toy! Well enjoy the bargain...
     
  2. RobotoChan

    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

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    Looks like the winning bidder asked for 2 of them and won 2 of them to me.

    I was watching that listing as well, not because I wanted the item, it is too expensive for me to even consider buying, but out of curiosity.
     
  3. Alex5

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    But I can BIN clear convoys for $150? Why would anybody pay $250 for something they can get for almost half that? He's paid that per figure, not $250 for the two...
     
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    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

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    Yup - you are right. The buyer appears to have lost control of his wallet and perhaps his senses ;) 
     
  5. Alex5

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    Well I got one anyway for less than my max bid on that auction >wallet implodes< but there is something I don't understand, having checked out the bidders list on that auction again.
    My max bid was $139, and I appear to have had the second highest bid (I did a poor sniping effort, sorry people, anyway I was the high bidder >5 seconds from the closeout). I bid on one item of the two available, the seller had two convoys in the pic, but auction listing (and seller following a q) confirmed each lot was for one convoy only.
    Auction was won for $241 list price, and the winner bid on both of the two available lots, which AFAIK means 2x $241.

    Here's what I don't get, surely the increment that would have been required to outbid me is $5, which means $145 to outbid me... not $241?
    More puzzling, $241 is not enough to outbid me on the second lot if that was indeed the total price for both lots (which I am sure it is not). 2x $145 is $290...?

    So how'd it get to $241 if I show as the second highest bid?

    I've been ebaying since 2003 but if there is something I am missing here I would love to learn :D 

    Fianlly, apologies to the guy who won if you frequent these boards... thread title was a bit kneejerk lol, sorry dude :D  I meant it with reference to people diving in not reading the listing fully...
     
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    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    Some people REALLY don't have a clue.....:crazy:  :drunk  :lolol 
     
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    Ebay:
    Don't forget, it takes TWO IDIOTS to get the bid up.

    :lolol 
     
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    QFT!!!
     
  9. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    it happens often........
     

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