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post #1 of 22 Old 03-11-2010, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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The Used sargent seat on ebay

I was just wondering if it was somebody from here, who ended up winning the auction if so you really got hosed, paying 400 bucks with shipping for a used seat.

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post #2 of 22 Old 03-11-2010, 04:51 PM
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I was just wondering if it was somebody from here, who ended up winning the auction if so you really got hosed, paying 400 bucks with shipping for a used seat.
I agree.

I rushed home from work to put in a bid, only to find @ $275 was already bid to twice what I wanted to spend.

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The guy paid 369 for it new, some ebayers need to learn how to bid, my high bid was 285

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agreed. ebay has been around for 10 years now and people still don't know how to use it to their benefit. You ALWAYS wait till last 5 sec as not to bump up the price. The fastest bidder wins the item for the lowest price. Not just stupidly bid on it days and hours before the end - it will just create bidding war.

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Correct, I have been watching the seat for 2 weeks and then all of a sudden the price grew from 50 bucks to 300 in a matter of minutes.

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I sent mine to Sergent for around $350 and got exactly what I wanted too!


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agreed. ebay has been around for 10 years now and people still don't know how to use it to their benefit. You ALWAYS wait till last 5 sec as not to bump up the price. The fastest bidder wins the item for the lowest price. Not just stupidly bid on it days and hours before the end - it will just create bidding war.
It's not actually the fastest that wins. It's always the highest max bid that wins no matter when the bid comes in. If 5 people all enter their highest bid in the last 5 seconds, eBay will bid the minimum amount over the second highest max. - 4 losers - 1 winner. And if an earlier bidder has the highest max., higher than all the last 5 second bidders, he wins.

Bidding late just prevents the competitive bidders from having time to think about it and bump their bid another $5. I always try to bid at the very end but there are no guarantees. I put in the max that I'm willing to pay and let the chips fall.

That seat went for a ridiculous price I thought. I bet the bidder is a WT member. C'mon, fess up!

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Wasn't me, I forgot to look at it last night

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oh aright it was me


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that's what I meant, about bidding last second. most people tend to bid only $15 even if they are willing to pay $115.


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It's not actually the fastest that wins. It's always the highest max bid that wins no matter when the bid comes in. If 5 people all enter their highest bid in the last 5 seconds, eBay will bid the minimum amount over the second highest max. - 4 losers - 1 winner. And if an earlier bidder has the highest max., higher than all the last 5 second bidders, he wins.

Bidding late just prevents the competitive bidders from having time to think about it and bump their bid another $5. I always try to bid at the very end but there are no guarantees. I put in the max that I'm willing to pay and let the chips fall.

That seat went for a ridiculous price I thought. I bet the bidder is a WT member. C'mon, fess up!

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Even if he was a WT member, do you think he'd admit it now? No way!

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I do believe that we are talking about the seat that just sold on eBay was mine. I had no ides that any one in there right mind would have bid as much as they did, $355.00. There are a lot of items that I have sold that you could go down the street and get it cheaper. eBay is a great tool to sell and purchase, you just have to be smart about it. What really grinds my gears is when shipping charges are over priced. Ok so now that you know I sold the seat please be easy on me..... or not...

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I do believe that we are talking about the seat that just sold on eBay was mine. I had no ides that any one in there right mind would have bid as much as they did, $355.00. There are a lot of items that I have sold that you could go down the street and get it cheaper. eBay is a great tool to sell and purchase, you just have to be smart about it. What really grinds my gears is when shipping charges are over priced. Ok so now that you know I sold the seat please be easy on me..... or not...
did they pay you at least. I hate ebay for non paying bidders

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Ouch Redrokr that hurts....



The person that bought the seat paid really fast... For a change...

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...do us a favor next time...

Save yourself the hassle and post it for sale on WT!

I'd have EASILY shaved 6.5 days off of your waiting time to get your money. Wouldn't that have been better?

...although I still wouldn't have paid $355 for it (I was watching it, too).

congrats on the sale though!

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Shipping prices are really get out of hand.

I would of loved to have that seat but used for 355 is crazy.

Congrats on the sale and maybe be nice and put it up for auction on here the next time you want to sell something 919 related.

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I have seen so many used parts sell for higher than new prices on there, RETARDS need to do homework and find out what something is worth before bidding, and about 50-65% of new price is as high as I will ever go.

Nice sell though..........

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