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stonbri

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Has anyone noticed that( or maybe it's me ) a handful of the sameebayers are bidding on items 5-6 daysbefore an auction ends especially on the santa's best disney line like youwould'nt tbelieve hus raising the price dramatically in a short time. I would swear that one particular ebayer was working with every seller( i doubt it ) that was selling a disney item the way this ebayer bids all the time. I find it humorous when people do that, just waste money

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I've seen stuff like that before. If you go back in history and look at bidders the phony bidders can be back in the sellers history bidding early then as well. There has to be price jackers out there it's too easy not to. other family members posing as strangers bidding on the items up for auction.

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I sell a lot of blow molds on ebay to support my christmas display habit. When I first started selling, I would start bid out to what I think they where worth whether it be $10, $20, $30 Etc... I now just start all my auctions at $9.95. If it goes up in price-great. If it sells for $10.00 than that is ok with me too. I know I will never retire by selling blow molds, but I also at the same time do not want to give them away.

These new scammers that are on ebay selling molds is making it harder for people like me or other PC or CC members to sell stuff. I am almost ready to set-up a website like Chuck did to avoid ebay.

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scott,

I can speak for myself and for Trash, as we are good friends , and we both sell molds to support our displays just like you,

maybe we should get together and start a new site dedicated just to selling molds??

that way we can eliminate the scammers, and i am sure all the lurkers on here will follow

bob

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Bob, I've been selling directly to the people here and on CC..mostly the same reason, it supports my habit by making more storage space available.

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the buyer/seller is buying up these disney line and trying to resell later w/ reserves on them all the time. If that kind of bidding is ligit then resell the same item cannot be that profitable

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I'm also selling blow molds to support my habit

The wife said I better at least break even

She thinks I'm selling all of them......NOT!! :waycool:

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David Balch wrote:

What happens when no-one bids again?

I guess they sell to the next highest bidder

They could sell to the second highest bidder as you said or they could just give each other positive feedback for the "transaction"and thenrelist the item.

TED

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TED wrote:

David Balch wrote:

They could sell to the second highest bidder as you said or they could just give each other positive feedback for the "transaction"and thenrelist the item.

TED

The problem with relisting the item is that they would have paid a listing fee the first time and they would have to pay the final value fee if they did not apply for a final value feecredit from eBay. If they receive the credit, they will not be able to leave feedback. Also, they would have to pay another listing fee it they relisted the item.

Mel

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They can give "a second chance offer" to the next lower bidder. This happened to me on a couple of auctions. That way they get the bid up and do not have to pay relisting fees.

Marshall

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Mel Fischer wrote:

The problem with relisting the item is that they would have paid a listing fee the first time and they would have to pay the final value fee if they did not apply for a final value feecredit from eBay. If they receive the credit, they will not be able to leave feedback. Also, they would have to pay another listing fee it they relisted the item.

Mel

Good point--I didn't think of that.

TED

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I think snipe means to wait until the last minute of the auction to outbid someone else who has placed a bid.

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there is something going on on ebay .the same people are alweays bidding on the stuff they already won a few days before!

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radiomarsh wrote:

The real problem occurs when you are "sniped" on an auction and it turns out to be your wife!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

TED

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stonbri wrote:

the buyer/seller is buying up these disney line and trying to resell later w/ reserves on them all the time. If that kind of bidding is ligit then resell the same item cannot be that profitable

Uh... :? I have no idea what you are trying to say there...

TED

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stonbri wrote:

how do you snip someone. I have heard it mentioned before

If you want to snip someone I guess you could use a pair of scissors. :shock: To snipe an auction you try to bid in the last few seconds of the auction so that there is not time for someone else to outbid you. Here's how I do it. Open the auction in 2 seperate windows. Use the first window to watch the time by clicking refresh. (During the last few minutes of the auction a button will appear in the upper section where it shows the time and high bid amount. Use this button because it will refresh much faster than clicking the browser's refresh.) In the second window enter your bid and click the submit button. This will take you to the next page where you confirm your bid. Leave it right there. Watch the time in the first window and when it gets close enough to the end GOTO the second window and click the confirm button. Enjoy!

TED

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TED I'm saying simply that buying a high dollar item and trying to resell it cannot be that profitable. I hope that clears it up.This topic kinda went off the beaten path alittle with some of the responses

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To snipe an auction you try to bid in the last few seconds of the auction so that there is not time for someone else to outbid you. Here's how I do it. Open the auction in 2 seperate windows. Use the first window to watch the time by clicking refresh. (During the last few minutes of the auction a button will appear in the upper section where it shows the time and high bid amount. Use this button because it will refresh much faster than clicking the browser's refresh.) In the second window enter your bid and click the submit button. This will take you to the next page where you confirm your bid. Leave it right there. Watch the time in the first window and when it gets close enough to the end GOTO the second window and click the confirm button.

Wow, that sounds complicated. I just use bidnapper.com. I put the item number and the highest price I am willing to pay. It bids about 4 seconds before the end of the auction. If I win the bid, I pay a small fee to them, if not, nothing.

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stonbri wrote:

TED I'm saying simply that buying a high dollar item and trying to resell it cannot be that profitable. I hope that clears it up.

Ok, now I get it. I agree with you. I would thinkthat if nothing elsethe shipping would eat up most of the potential for profit. (Ido notice people buying and resellingthough.)

TED

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flicka wrote:

Wow, that sounds complicated. I just use bidnapper.com. I put the item number and the highest price I am willing to pay. It bids about 4 seconds before the end of the auction. If I win the bid, I pay a small fee to them, if not, nothing.

I realize that it may sound complicated but it's actually very simple. Just watch the time and click submit. Sniping programs are for wimps. ;)

TED

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