oh wow, i put in a few bids for
The auction ended at a whopping $36.75! Geez! I was willing to drop $5 on this, but freakin $36.75?
wise you are for stopping at $5.
Fools they became for bidding 36 dollar.
haven't you heard of proxy bidding?
i didn't receive a xmas card from Erik. i guess the force was not with me in 2003.
HA! Cool Christmas Card, Erik.
I was going to ask the same thing, about proxy bidding. That's the only way I bid on ebay. If $5 was your max. then start out by bidding $5.
Different people find different values in things. I would imagine a Yoda Giga Pet would do well, considering you have the Yoda collectors, and Giga Pet collectors, especially since Giga Pets seem to be in very short supply.
Proxy bidding is cool, but as I'm placing the proxy bid, sometimes I wonder if I really would possibly want to pay that much (if the auction indeed does go that high).
And therin lies the rub: Sometimes placing a proxy bid isn't about how much you are willing to pay, but how much you are willing to bid based on what you think other bidders will perceive the value to be. I've been at live auctions where I've bid more than I would only because someone was bidding against me and I wanted to win. The same thing happens on ebay. It's CRA-ZY!