Ebay strategies?

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Corkcampbell
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Yeah, eBay takes a certain amount of skill, although not...

Yeah, eBay takes a certain amount of skill, although not as much as in the past before the automatic bidding programs showed up. Nothing against them as they are useful. Timing was critical then, such as ending the auction on a Sunday night (trying to judge which time zone more bids were likely to originate from for a particular item), unless there was a major sporting or similar event occurring at that time. For years I did a lot of this from overseas, which meant often setting my alarm for some ridiculous hour of the night.

I used to really enjoy the frantic last few minutes of an auction (bidding or selling), and remember testing my internet speed and reliability each time before carefully calculating the last possible second to get the bid in after all of the others. Of course, occasionally I'd lose because of someone who did that calculation even better than I could manage.

In reading most of the posts so far, it appears that some really don't understand the process, are afraid of it, etc. My experience has been the opposite, and I consider it, like Amazon, online shopping, websites like B&H's, etc., as to be big contributions to our world, saving us time to spend on more important endeavors.

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