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    Default Questiong about bidding on Ebay

    I havent ever really got anything from Ebay but I just tried. Is there a way for people to set it up so that if you out bid them it automatically out bids you right back???? Cuz I waited till like 2seconds before the action was up and right away it said i've been out bid by 50 cent...

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    well that just SUCKS

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    Could be what O/S said or... if I have a bid in from day one and it is higher than what is showing unless you outbid my high bid (you cannot see it) your bid will come back as "outbid" regardless of the time you put it in. Two seconds or two days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Could be what O/S said or... if I have a bid in from day one and it is higher than what is showing unless you outbid my high bid (you cannot see it) your bid will come back as "outbid" regardless of the time you put it in. Two seconds or two days.
    oooh ok. makes me wanna do that

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    you have two options,
    wait till the last 6-7 sec of the auction and place a bid that is next higher to the current bid,and hope you are not outbid
    You can also wait till the last few seconds and put a bid that is a few or more dollars higher and eBay will autobid for you until the end of the auction. if you win you pay w/e the winning bid was not the whole amount you posted.
    Example , current bid $15, you bid 25, eBay places bids on your behalf and at the end of the auction winning bid is $19, you pay 19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    you have two options,
    wait till the last 6-7 sec of the auction and place a bid that is next higher to the current bid,and hope you are not outbid
    You can also wait till the last few seconds and put a bid that is a few or more dollars higher and eBay will autobid for you until the end of the auction. if you win you pay w/e the winning bid was not the whole amount you posted.
    Example , current bid $15, you bid 25, eBay places bids on your behalf and at the end of the auction winning bid is $19, you pay 19.
    OH! I think ill have to figure out how to do that.

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    That is the normal function of Ebay. So if you bid 20.00 on something that is starting at 9.99 your current bid would be 9.99 and if someone else bids on it it will out bid them but 50 cents until they get above 20.00.

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    Do NOT bid on Ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyFXST View Post
    Do NOT bid on Ebay.
    Lol why not?

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    inexperience,lack of knowledge,Ebay is full of crap........take your pick. If you have read the beginners wiki, you will have already seen warnings about Ebay. Heed them.

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