I bid for $250 and outbid for $250?

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Avatar dima202 4 post(s)

So I was sniping an auction and I don’t understand how this could be:
Bidder Click here to know more about anonymous user IDs Bid Amount Bid Time
Member Id: e***n ( 0 ) US $250.00
Dec-26-13 14:32:21 PST

Member Id: dmitriyyevseyev ( 40Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $250.00
Dec-26-13 21:56:54 PST

Member Id: e***n ( 0 ) US $202.50
Dec-26-13 13:57:08 PST

Member Id: h***e ( 0 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $200.00
Dec-25-13 15:27:10 PST

Starting Price US $200.00
Dec-23-13 21:56:57 PST

Looks like my bid went through, and then someone else bid and won for the same amount?

Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Looks like you are (dmitriyyevseyev), and your bid is later than the guy who bid $250 at an earlier time, right?

If I am not wrong, the one who bid first, is the winner, your bid simply pushed his winning bid to $250….. normally, if the bid amount is different, the higher $ bid is the winner no matter when the bid was placed….

For me, if I wish to win, for sure… then I will bid when I first see the listing, whether it’s $1 or $100…. then JBW will snipe on my max price willing to pay for the item at the end of the auction, and I will win even if someone is bidding the same amount, and I placed the first bid earlier….

Let me know if this is correct, anyone else?

Avatar the.root 12 post(s)

Yeah he bid first, so his bid of the same amount won. Another trick is to offset your max bid amount by a little bit of change, depending how much it is. Like 251.67 or something.