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Oct 31, 2007
Avatar teabag 8 post(s)

Topic: Recommended Amounts?

yeah I tend to bid stupid amounts like x.75 or x.83 or something like that.

 
Oct 26, 2007
Avatar David M 19 post(s)

Topic: Check Mark Icon in 1.0.2?

If I am correctly interpreting what you mean by a “green check mark”, then under Complete it means that you won the item, while under Current it means that you are currently the highest bidder.

David

 
Oct 22, 2007
Avatar Destro 8 post(s)

Topic: Recommended Amounts?

I usually bid $x.73. It’s best to bid an odd number, because if you bid $15.00 and someone else put in a proxy bid for $15 earlier, they win. Any odd amount above the flat dollar amount will work though. I just picked $0.73 at random, and because it’s above $0.50, which is often a bid increment.

The $15.01 could have happened because of previous bids of odd amounts ($9.01, $10.01). The $0.50 or $1.00 increment then added on top of those amounts, and because someone else had a higher proxy bid than your $15, they won. Their bid might have been $25, so they would have won either way.

I tend to be pretty aggressive with my snipe amounts, if it’s an item I really want. I bid what I think it will take to win the item, based on the average selling price of other similar items, plus $0.73, and hope for the best.