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Gunbroker question

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nowhere Man, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. Nowhere Man

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  2. CoRoMo

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    You have three bidders there.

    Each one of them wants the gun.

    So they are going to bid against one another in order to be the high bidder.

    This is how auctions work.

    Also, read how the AutoBid system works: http://www.gunbroker.com/User/HowToBuy.aspx#autobid
     
  3. roadchoad

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    Also note that the times of the bids are not in chronological order, but value order. The bid history does not show automatic bids place by the system. Actual bid order looks like this:


    3/11/2012 1:46:50 PM EST * Will221 A+(188) Puts in a max bid but since he is first, it meets minimum bid only.
    3/11/2012 8:15:08 PM EST * yenyere1. D(1) Enters several bids, not more than Will221's bid.
    3/11/2012 8:15:39 PM EST * yenyere1. D(1) Each of these blue bids raises Will221's bid closer to his max.
    3/11/2012 8:16:07 PM EST * yenyere1. D(1)
    3/11/2012 8:16:59 PM EST * yenyere1. D(1)
    3/11/2012 8:17:36 PM EST * yenyere1. D(1) Gives up trying to beat Will221's max bid.

    3/12/2012 2:04:19 PM EST * jmv456 A+(13)Enters several manual bids, not more than Will221's bid.
    3/12/2012 2:04:32 PM EST * jmv456 A+(13)None of these green bids exceed Will221's max bid.
    3/12/2012 2:04:46 PM EST * jmv456 A+(13)

    3/12/2012 2:04:59 PM EST * jmv456 A+(13)Finally places bid higher than Will221's bid. System adjusts winning bid to one increment above Will221's bid. Know he knows approximately what Will221 bid.
    3/13/2012 9:33:23 PM EST * jmv456 A+(13)Raises his own max bid, probably closer to what he's willing to pay. His max isn't reached until the bid below is placed
    3/14/2012 8:48:14 PM EST * Will221 A+(188) Places bid higher than jmv456's max.
    3/14/2012 9:56:17 PM EST * jmv456 A+(13) Places higher bid than Will221's max
     
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  4. Nowhere Man

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    OK That makes sense to me.

    Dave
     
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