Another ebay loss

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Microbass, Oct 23, 2003.


    Well, well! I know I should've said something, but I decided that over a week ago I would be keeping a very close eye on this, so I kept it as my 'widdle secret!!

    I had a big debate with my parents about it, and they finally agree'd to let me have this...
    I got up at 4:30am BST to see how much the bass would be, and then I placed my bid.


    its down to _LAST 10 SECONDS_

    I refresh the page... "Sorry, you have been outbid", AAAAAH!!!

    damn. :(
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    you already have one. you selfish pig.

  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Better luck next time?:bawl:
  4. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    i always have 3 windows open at the ending of an auction:

    one with the auction window open that i constantly refresh

    one with my next bid already placed upto the point wher you have to press: "ok" and the bid goes thru incase i get out bid at the last few seconds

    and the thrid with my next higher bid placed in it to the same point, so if my very last bid gets outbid i can then press "ok" in this third window and the bid will be placed.

    normally wins me the auctions.:bassist:

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I almost got one of those way back when the thing that stopped me was the headstock was warping off the neck. How are the epiphone grabbers?
  6. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    You should get the DSL man.
  7. Why don't you just bid the maximum amount you'll pay and then wait? Did they change how ebay is set up or something?
  8. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Got confussed with the ripper they have fixed pickups but same body.
  10. one url .. Never lose another auction again, I swear by it and its very cheap to use.
  11. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    yah... epiphone dont make rippers either?
  12. @Toastedweed

    yeah, but they used to, they only disscontinued them a year or two ago, So you can still find them on Ebay.
  13. Sniper!!! :D

    Hmmm, I never thought of opening a third window. Good idea.

    As much of a drag that sniping is, it does save you money. I probably saved 40 or $50 on a TC Electronic G-Major by sniping it in the last seconds instead of bidding my limit before then.

    It seems like an unfair practice and in some ways, it kinda is but I've lost too many items that I would have bid higher for because of snipers.

    You can usually tell when other snipers are present by watching the counter go up. Because of that, it's probably a good idea to not refresh the page too much because now you've clued them into the fact that you're watching it too.

    - Dave
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    I do something similar or :
  15. how was the headstock warping from the neck?

    it is supposed to be angled!

    and TW, thats a great idea I shall remember for the future! thx!
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