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#1 Axaday

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:27 PM

I've always been annoyed by how many steps you have to go to to bid on an auction when someone outbids you at the last minute. Often it can't be done. (This is a bit hypocritical and I know it, since I'm not at all annoyed that other people had so many steps to go to to bid when *I* outbid THEM at the last minute) I just tried the 1-click bid for the first time yesterday and my computer hesitated and I wound up bidding $5,757 on something.

Yikes!

Now, I didn't get stung because the item wasn't something so dangerous. I won it for $51. But if TWO of us 1-click bid in a hurry, it could've been an ugly situation.

Just thought people oughtta have a heads up.

#2 CT-5555

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:42 PM

Wait, was it a technical error that led to the high bid or a human error
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#3 Dissever

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:51 PM

I'm guessing he typed in 57, but something got hung up and 57 wound up getting entered twice?
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#4 CT-5555

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:10 PM

Makes sense

QUOTE(Xaaron @ Nov 21 2011, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TF Fans draw so many lines, it looks like a frackin' zebra.


#5 Axaday

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:48 PM

It was like Dissever said. Not a technical error on eBay's part, but not an uncommon combination of human error and local computer problem. My computer just got busy for a second and didn't register what I typed. I didn't catch that and click the box again quickly and typed and hit "1-click bid" and boom. I'd made a staggering offer on a used toy.

#6 CT-5555

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:50 PM

Like double posting, but with money involved
QUOTE(Xaaron @ Nov 21 2011, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TF Fans draw so many lines, it looks like a frackin' zebra.


#7 Axaday

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

Yep.

But double posting is 2 times fun and double bidding is 100 times the fun.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:17 PM

Liked it so nice, you bought it ... 101 times. Awesome. = )

Edited by CopperRelays, 15 November 2010 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:27 PM

Ebay has a cool new feature called Proxibid. Check it out today!
I finally got rid of that big white box.

#10 CT-5555

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE(CopperRelays @ Nov 15 2010, 10:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Liked it so nice, you bought it ... 101 times. Awesome. = )


So he did icon-ironhide.gif

QUOTE(Xaaron @ Nov 21 2011, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TF Fans draw so many lines, it looks like a frackin' zebra.




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