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If I bid $1000 for this Modulus, will I get it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by modulusbassist, Oct 27, 2001.


  1. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    If you bid the $1000.00 and no one else bids then you'll get it. Be forewarned that there is usually alot of bidding that takes place in the last minutes of an auction.
     
  2. Yeah I know, but this bass has been in G Guitars for a long time, because I didn't even know that it was on ebay.

    Cross my fingers because 1000 for this beauty is worth it, it's cheaper than Fender Zone bass!!!!!
     
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Sadly it is just a 4 String Genesis...
    So I wont take it away from you! :D
    I wanted a 6 String Quantum
     
  4. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    You could also try contacting the seller and offering a lower price!
    The seller could cancel the auction and sell you the bass directly, wich would be great for you.
     
  5. Yes, I know the guy who sells it, I bought an Elrick from him, man, I gotta wake up at 6 a.m and see if there's any bidder.

    Go Liverpool, Deportivo Alavez, AC Roma, Kaiserslautern and England World Cup team!!!!!!
     
  6. b0nes83

    b0nes83

    Dec 14, 2000
    soccer and bass.....2 of the three best things in the world!
    peace
    Chad
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Not that anyone here would snipe you :)D) but... I don't think it's very wise to "advertise" that bass here or elsewhere. The less people who know about it the better. Just bid on it and hope for the best;)
     
  8. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    I agree, Brad. Major tactical error... ;)

    Actually, I think that's one reason it's become more difficult to find deals on E-Bay. There are always folks on the DGs like this one, FDP, etc. that advertise it to everyone when they run across a decent deal. As a result you have a couple of hundred (or more) people checking out the sale who otherwise would have never even known it was there. IMO you end up with more bidders involved thereby pumping up the price.

    In some ways, I think these auctions can be worse than just buying used at a store. It seems like people lose their good sense -- almost like gambling, with people bidding compulsively when they should just walk away. I've honestly seen some things go for ridiculously high prices on E-Bay. Nonetheless you do still see the occasional deal.

    We are about 1 hour out from the close of this particular auction and there's currently no bidders. I'm really curious to see what will happen as the close approaches, particularly in the last few minutes.

    If you are going to bid on this, I sincerely wish you the best of luck, Modulusbassist.
     
  9. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Nobody bid on it -- I couldn't believe it! There was quite a few folks looking at the last few minutes, but no bids. I was tempted, and I'm not even looking to buy one. ;)

    Modulusbassist -- to answer your question, had you bid $1000, yes you would have gotten it.
     
  10. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    what my dad does for auctions, is he waites until the last 20 seconds, then out bid whoever os the high bidder, that alwayz works
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Not always. Proxy bidding can take care of that kind of sniping... up to what you're willing to pay.

    Now would be the time to call Giampetro and make an offer;)
     
  12. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    be careful of a guy named GABU


    he´s a sniper :)
     
  13. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Uh, oh! I guess I am out of the snipers closet now... :) No one bid on this! What's up with that? I thought the modbassdude who strated this thread wanted it...
     
  14. <b>bassplayer13 said...</b>

    what my dad does for auctions, is he waites until the last 20 seconds, then out bid whoever os the high bidder, that alwayz works

    <hr>
    Not always - 20 seconds can be an eternity.

    I'm one of those folks who uses auction tools - if your dad and I were bidding on the same item it'd be a good thing for his max bid to be higher than mine or he'd probably lose the auction.

    Some people think sniping is unfair - I disagree because if a bid is placed properly and you want the item more than I do you can still have it. If I place a bid in the last three or four seconds of an auction and your max bid is higher than mine, I lose - there's no time for me to rebid, plus I'm usually not watching the auction anyway.

    The other reason I use auction tools is that if I change my mind I can cancel my bid up to five minutes before the end of the auction. Sometimes something comes along that I'd rather have - and being able to cancel a bid before it's placed is a pretty good deal for me.

    Sniping is pretty tough on folks who are new to eBay, but most people learn quickly. One thing's for sure - a bidding war just drives up the price. By bidding at the last second I take a risk by guessing that my max bid is higher than yours, and if I lose that gamble there's no time for me to rebid, so you win.

    IM frequently less than HO the best way to win an auction is as Brad mentioned - proxy bidding. If we're looking at the same item and you're willing to pay $110 for it, my $100 automated snipe doesn't win the auction and you win.

    cheers,

    allan
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Agreed, allan... and I have no problems with snipers at all.

    Personally I don't understand why anyone would. If they outbid you, that was based on your decision, not theirs:D
     
  16. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Allen_g -- What auction software are you using?
     
  17. <b>Robert B asked...</b>

    What auction software are you using?

    <hr>
    eSnipe - it's a service, not software. You can check them out here. First two weeks are free and then they charge 1% of the sale price if you win - no charge if you don't.

    Happy bidding!

    allan
     
  18. Yeah I wanted this bass but I couldn't wake up at 7 a.m, I went out last night until late, bad me
     
  19. I want to make an offer to Giampietro, how much shall I start? I am thinking about $950 or $1000 with shipping

    What do you think

    This thing is a steal for 1k don't you think