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Can anyone understand this eBay Bidding?

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User '2***7' had bid £0.15 at 18:08 on 30th Nov. This should have been outbid by User 'o***.' 14:30:09 bid, but it wasn't until today. Read More
raj75 Avatar
7m, 3w agoPosted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
User '2***7' had bid £0.15 at 18:08 on 30th Nov. This should have been outbid by User 'o***.' 14:30:09 bid, but it wasn't until today.
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7m, 3w agoPosted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
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The point you're missing is that user 0 didn't just place one bid, he actually bid 15 times. He bid 1p to start with and then increased it another 14 times within a minute or so. If he'd only bid once then it would just show as one bid.
If he had made just one bid of 20p then your right, it would have incremented to 20p when 2***7 bid 15p, but user 0 placed a bid of 15p at 14:30:02, and if there are two bids of the same amount (15p in this case) eBay doesn't increment but just accepts the earlier one.

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Edited By: raj75 on Dec 06, 2016 11:20: edit
#2
I think o*** only bid once.. If they bid 99p when the item was 10p then they would be the highest bidder.. When the next bid comes in at 20p it looks like they bid again but they never. So as the bid rises as others bid is shows the original bidder because there bid was higher. Sometimes if I see a item at £1 I did once.. Say £5... I might win at £3 though.
#3
wayners
I think o*** only bid once.. If they bid 99p when the item was 10p then they would be the highest bidder.. When the next bid comes in at 20p it looks like they bid again but they never. So as the bid rises as others bid is shows the original bidder because there bid was higher. Sometimes if I see a item at £1 I did once.. Say £5... I might win at £3 though.
Not sure I get what you are saying

User 'o***.' had already put bid £0.20 at 14:30:09.
But after that, when '2***7' had bid £0.15 at 18:08:56, automatic bid system should have increased by £0.05 and should have matched 'o***.' £0.20 Bid.
#4
It's just showing what people have tried bidding at. Don't take too much notice as there is nothing dodgy going on
#5
User 0 bid the earliest and user 2 never outbid them,they bid the same at 15p so it stayed as the highest bidder being user 0 as they bid first.

Then it didn't get to 20p until the new bidder s***a also bid 20p but because user 0 was the first to bid that amount it still means they remain the highest bidder

I think I know what I mean lol

Edited By: deb8z on Dec 02, 2016 15:39
#6
deb8z
User 0 bid the earliest and user 2 never outbid them,they bid the same at 15p so it stayed as the highest bidder being user 0 as they bid first.

Then it didn't get to 20p until the new bidder s***a also bid 20p but because user 0 was the first to bid that amount it still means they remain the highest bidder

I think I know what I mean lol


I'm crap at explaining. Should of not bothered..
#7
deb8z
User 0 bid the earliest and user 2 never outbid them,they bid the same at 15p so it stayed as the highest bidder being user 0 as they bid first.
Then it didn't get to 20p until the new bidder s***a also bid 20p but because user 0 was the first to bid that amount it still means they remain the highest bidder
I think I know what I mean lol
I understood that.. But user 0 bid 20p before user 2 bid 15p.
Isn't eBay rules to increment bids by 5p until it reaches Max bid?
#8
raj75
deb8z
User 0 bid the earliest and user 2 never outbid them,they bid the same at 15p so it stayed as the highest bidder being user 0 as they bid first.
Then it didn't get to 20p until the new bidder s***a also bid 20p but because user 0 was the first to bid that amount it still means they remain the highest bidder
I think I know what I mean lol
I understood that.. But user 0 bid 20p before user 2 bid 15p.
Isn't eBay rules to increment bids by 5p until it reaches Max bid?

I think user 2 would have to have bid 16p for it to go to 20p wouldn't they,as they bid the same as user 0 at 15p it stayed the same.

God knows if it's supposed to work like that,I've got brain ache lol
#9
deb8z
raj75
deb8z
User 0 bid the earliest and user 2 never outbid them,they bid the same at 15p so it stayed as the highest bidder being user 0 as they bid first.
Then it didn't get to 20p until the new bidder s***a also bid 20p but because user 0 was the first to bid that amount it still means they remain the highest bidder
I think I know what I mean lol
I understood that.. But user 0 bid 20p before user 2 bid 15p.
Isn't eBay rules to increment bids by 5p until it reaches Max bid?
I think user 2 would have to have bid 16p for it to go to 20p wouldn't they,as they bid the same as user 0 at 15p it stayed the same.
God knows if it's supposed to work like that,I've got brain ache lol
My understanding is if 1 User bids 15p, eBay will increment to 20p or other User's Max Bid (which ever the lowest).
#10
So we are saying user 0 bid 20p originally,then user 2 bid 15p which took user 0 to 20p,then I don't know what happened with the other user today :|
#11
deb8z
So we are saying user 0 bid 20p originally,then user 2 bid 15p which took user 0 to 20p,then I don't know what happened with the other user today :|
Yes, user 0 bid 20p originally, user 2 bid 15p.. but it only took it to 15p and not 20p. then when other user bid today at 20p, it took it to 20p.

I don't know what happened to rule of incrementing by 5p until Max bid.
#12
The point you're missing is that user 0 didn't just place one bid, he actually bid 15 times. He bid 1p to start with and then increased it another 14 times within a minute or so. If he'd only bid once then it would just show as one bid.
If he had made just one bid of 20p then your right, it would have incremented to 20p when 2***7 bid 15p, but user 0 placed a bid of 15p at 14:30:02, and if there are two bids of the same amount (15p in this case) eBay doesn't increment but just accepts the earlier one.
#13
Delbert Grady
The point you're missing is that user 0 didn't just place one bid, he actually bid 15 times. He bid 1p to start with and then increased it another 14 times within a minute or so. If he'd only bid once then it would just show as one bid.
If he had made just one bid of 20p then your right, it would have incremented to 20p when 2***7 bid 15p, but user 0 placed a bid of 15p at 14:30:02, and if there are two bids of the same amount (15p in this case) eBay doesn't increment but just accepts the earlier one.
Now I am getting it..

So if you bid 21p, 22p, 23p, 24p, 25p in 5 bids, it is better than one single 25p max bid?
#14
raj75
Delbert Grady
The point you're missing is that user 0 didn't just place one bid, he actually bid 15 times. He bid 1p to start with and then increased it another 14 times within a minute or so. If he'd only bid once then it would just show as one bid.
If he had made just one bid of 20p then your right, it would have incremented to 20p when 2***7 bid 15p, but user 0 placed a bid of 15p at 14:30:02, and if there are two bids of the same amount (15p in this case) eBay doesn't increment but just accepts the earlier one.
Now I am getting it..
So if you bid 21p, 22p, 23p, 24p, 25p in 5 bids, it is better than one single 25p max bid?
Yes, I think thats why people do it, you can win the item by simply equaling someone elses bid instead of going to the next increment, so you get it a bit cheaper.
Its a lot of faffing about though, only really worth it when the item is going up in £'s, not p's.
#15
Delbert Grady
raj75
Delbert Grady
The point you're missing is that user 0 didn't just place one bid, he actually bid 15 times. He bid 1p to start with and then increased it another 14 times within a minute or so. If he'd only bid once then it would just show as one bid.
If he had made just one bid of 20p then your right, it would have incremented to 20p when 2***7 bid 15p, but user 0 placed a bid of 15p at 14:30:02, and if there are two bids of the same amount (15p in this case) eBay doesn't increment but just accepts the earlier one.
Now I am getting it..
So if you bid 21p, 22p, 23p, 24p, 25p in 5 bids, it is better than one single 25p max bid?
Yes, I think thats why people do it, you can win the item by simply equaling someone elses bid instead of going to the next increment, so you get it a bit cheaper.
Its a lot of faffing about though, only really worth it when the item is going up in £'s, not p's.
Thanks. One day, I will try multiple bids and see if that helps.
#16
raj75
Delbert Grady
raj75
Delbert Grady
The point you're missing is that user 0 didn't just place one bid, he actually bid 15 times. He bid 1p to start with and then increased it another 14 times within a minute or so. If he'd only bid once then it would just show as one bid.
If he had made just one bid of 20p then your right, it would have incremented to 20p when 2***7 bid 15p, but user 0 placed a bid of 15p at 14:30:02, and if there are two bids of the same amount (15p in this case) eBay doesn't increment but just accepts the earlier one.
Now I am getting it..
So if you bid 21p, 22p, 23p, 24p, 25p in 5 bids, it is better than one single 25p max bid?
Yes, I think thats why people do it, you can win the item by simply equaling someone elses bid instead of going to the next increment, so you get it a bit cheaper.
Its a lot of faffing about though, only really worth it when the item is going up in £'s, not p's.
Thanks. One day, I will try multiple bids and see if that helps.
You're welcome, and good luck with your bidding.

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