my bid was the highest and still lost the auction

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Avatar shortfuse_de 5 post(s)

Hello,
i did a search of the forum, but to no avail.

My problem is:
on multiple ocations now i have placed bids that were the highest and STILL lost.

IE. today my bid was for 11€ bit the item went to a bidder who only payed 10,50€ how ist that possible ?

Thanks.

 
Avatar Ivanovich 36 post(s)

You say that you placed winning bids – you obviously didn’t! Had you placed the bids you would have won! Now there are many reasons for the bid NOT to be placed, for anyone to help you find out the reason why you need to provide more information.

What were the auction numbers in question?
What does the JBid logfiles say?
Where in the world are you located?
Where in the world are the auctions in question located?

Start with answering these questions and we’ll take it from there.

Yours
Ivan

 
Avatar shortfuse_de 5 post(s)

one of the articles in question was this : 290571349873
article inGermany, me in germany.
how can i acsess a log for that day ? june 3rd ?

 
Avatar shortfuse_de 5 post(s)

found this here:

Magura Louise /Louise FR (290571349873)

Currently
€20.50 (9 Bids)
High bidder
t***0
Your max bid
€21.00
Seller
moshcorenb
Listing ended at
Fri Jun 03 23:38:30 CEST 2011
Last updated at
Fri Jun 03 23:39:06 CEST 2011
Listing has ended. Events
Tue May 31 00:46:02 CEST 2011: Establishing a snipe Fri Jun 03 23:36:29 CEST 2011: Preparing snipe. Fri Jun 03 23:38:29 CEST 2011: Firing actual snipe. Fri Jun 03 23:38:30 CEST 2011: Snipe apparently failed, as the auction cannot be bid on anymore: Magura Louise /Louise FR

 
Avatar shortfuse_de 5 post(s)

and this one:

tolles 26er MTB ab 1.-€ (190539870908)

Currently
€10.50 (3 Bids)
High bidder
7***o
Your max bid
€11.00
Seller
littleprice2011
Listing ended at
Fri Jun 03 16:37:33 CEST 2011
Last updated at
Fri Jun 03 16:38:10 CEST 2011
Listing has ended. Events
Fri Jun 03 00:57:07 CEST 2011: Establishing a snipe Fri Jun 03 16:35:32 CEST 2011: Preparing snipe. Fri Jun 03 16:37:32 CEST 2011: Firing actual snipe. Fri Jun 03 16:37:34 CEST 2011: Snipe apparently failed, as the auction cannot be bid on anymore: tolles 26er MTB ab 1.-€

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
Reading that log, it strongly suggests you’ve set your snipe time to 1 second. Don’t do that. Don’t set your snipe time closer than 5 seconds, and I strongly recommend around 10 on the fastest connections.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Avatar shortfuse_de 5 post(s)

had my sniping time set to 6 seconds on this and the previous auctions…

Bosch AKKU / Ladegerät AL 60 DV 2411, 7,2 – 24 V (260792052987)

Currently
€22.50 (10 Bids)
High bidder
v***i
Your max bid
€22.00
Shipping
€4.50
Seller
pentoxifyllin
Listing ended at
Sat Jun 04 17:57:45 CEST 2011
Last updated at
Sat Jun 04 17:58:18 CEST 2011
Listing has ended. Events
Tue May 31 10:00:32 CEST 2011: Establishing a snipe (115) Sat Jun 04 17:55:39 CEST 2011: Preparing snipe. (2) Sat Jun 04 17:56:13 CEST 2011: Establishing a snipe (2) Sat Jun 04 17:57:15 CEST 2011: Preparing snipe. Sat Jun 04 17:57:39 CEST 2011: Firing actual snipe. Sat Jun 04 17:57:41 CEST 2011: Successfully sniped a high bid on Bosch AKKU / Ladegerät AL 60 DV 2411, 7,2 – 24 V!

 
Avatar Ivanovich 36 post(s)

Mr. Schweers is right, you’ve set your sniping time to close to the end of the auction.

Remember that it’s the one with the highest bid that wins – not the last.

It looks like your computer takes about two seconds to prepare and make the snipe, then you have to allow for the time it takes to reach eBays servers as well. Both of these variables can change due to what your computer/network/ISP/the internet happens to be busy with at the time. I would change the snipe-time to 10-12 seconds to be safe.

Looking at the bidding history for item 260792052987 I can see that the actual snipe is registered with eBay 04.06.11 17:57:42 so in this case the time “on route” is a single second but don’t rely on such fast connection every time.

Yours
Ivan

 
Avatar Sumflow 41 post(s)

The first highest bid wins. A winners maximum bid must exceed the current auction price by a full increment, but it only needs to beat the first losers highest bid by one cent to win.

As far as a time advantage goes, as long as you have the maximum accepted bid, it does not matter when you place it. But when two bids are the same price, or the later bids fail to exceed the first bid by a full increment, the first bid wins, and the second is not accepted.

eBay:> http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/bid-increments.html?fb=true