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Strangest GB auction I have ever seen....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dogtown tom, Apr 9, 2012.

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  1. dogtown tom

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    If it stays that way I am going to bid on it............
     
  3. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Oh man, crap is getting real here. The bid is now at 50 dollars! :eek:
     
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    Hey, he's just trying to get it at the lowest possible price. :neener: :D


    I may bid too. Just what I need.
     
  5. Rail Driver

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    12 days left, it's going to go much higher. If it's still under $100 at the end I'll bid.
     
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    I bumped it up a couple bucks. I didn't want to go too high and ruin your thread!
     
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    I was glad to see that the sellers location wasn't Plano TX.
     
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    Its up over 300.00 now...................
     
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    with 12 days left...
     
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    Pretty daring to put it up for 0.01 without a reserve. Looks like it will pay off for him though.
     
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    I'm confused. Why is that so strange? I've seen lots of auctions start like that. Gets lots of people interested and into a bidding frenzy.
     
  12. DammitBoy

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    I wish they had a couple of pictures of the rifle to look at...
     
  13. 4v50 Gary

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    It's $305 now
     
  14. dogtown tom

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    Look at the bids. The first bidder made 23 bids, one right after the other.

    Not many auctions with 23 bids and still $0.01
     
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    Oh. I guess I missed that part.
     
  16. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    It's all fun and games until someone comes along and is actually serious about the auction. :D
     
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    $350 with TWELVE days left. Most people don't even bid until the last 2 days.
     
  18. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Maybe if he was putting up a 4 hour auction in the middle of the night. There are enough people scouring gunbroker for deals that any lowball auction is going to approach market price long before the bidding ends, especially with a 13 day auction.
     
  19. HGM22

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    Also, you can filter out reserve price items using Gunbroker's search feature. Which means you might be losing potential customers if you have a reserve.

    I think for anything fairly common and not too obscure having no reserve is just fine (granted the auction goes for at least a few days).

    It is weird though; the guy outbid himself (23 times no less)? Must be very forgetful.
     
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    As I have that rifle's identical twin in my safe, interested to see where it goes.
     
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    Not strange at all.
    When I used to sell on eBay I started many auctions at .01 cent with no reserve.
    Auctions always rise to the highest value of the item or more, regardless of where you start it.

    Robo-bid software.

    http://www.bidderrobot.com/

    rc
     
  22. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Maybe, although the timing is a bit weird for that. It almost makes me wonder if he kept submitting and the bid was timing out on his browser but going through to GB and he just hit refresh each time.
     
  23. wgsigs

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    He also could have been increasing his maximum bid incrementally rather than all at once. I did that once. Decided to increase my max bid and it showed me bidding twice, but the Current Bid amount did not change.
     
  24. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    I guess we'll find out in 12 days!
     
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    Maybe a little off topic, but why are all the markings on the gun in English? Are these made for export?
     
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