[rollei_list] Re: Sniping on eBay

This highlights an important issue.  Ebay is not a purchase, it is a
sporting event.  It is about winning and losing.  If I need a specific
item I need the item.  Machismo, andrismos, need not enter in.   I will
go find the item from a seller who will deal with me, and I will walk out
of the store with it in my hand and get back to work.  It is a tool, not
a trophy.  
Ebay is splendid, if you wish to "shop victoriously," as their current ad
proclaims.  If you are seeking a tool, asap, forget it.  "Maybe" is not
part of my toolkit. 

P.J. Nebergall

On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 21:41:53 -0500 Marc James Small
<marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Hmm.  Again, I am really not looking for all that=20
> much any more but when I do find something on=20
> eBay which I wish to acquire, I figure out my=20
> high bid and toss that in towards the end.  I=20
> HAVE been known to do this in the last fifteen=20
> seconds but am more inclined to do it an hour or=20
> two before closing and then avoiding the auction=20
> until it is over.  The point is is that this is=20
> my maximum bid.  By maximum, I mean maximum.  If=20
> my maximum is $173.47 and I am outbid at $17 I6.39,=20
> so be it:  someone valued it more highly than I=20
> did.  I don't do feeding frenzies well and my=20
> maximum is my maximum, no more and no less, and so be it.
> 
> Marc
> 
> 
> msmall@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cha robh b=E0s fir gun ghr=E0s fir!
> 
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