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Why Is This Waterman Repair Lot So Expensive?

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#1 gr8stufff

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 15:49

I found this lot on Ebay and it had a few things I could use, so made a bid.

 

Within two hours it was up to $180???  What am I not seeing here?? 

 

or am I just cheap? HA!

 

Thanks...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...hsAAOSwj85YQD64



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#2 Chrissy

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 15:52

It's now even higher. Obviously everyone wants it. (Apart from me that is.)  :D

 

Oh and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



#3 _InkyFingers

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 16:00

7 nibs with parts to spare. Lots of 2 and 5 nib. It's priced correctly. For the spare nib. Parts...!?

#4 Force

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 17:17

With eBay there are always those who want to be leading the bids. Little do they know all that does is increase the price. Never bid early, always bid a few seconds before closure.

#5 Xof72000

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:01

Are you advertising your own Ebay auction, gr8stufff ? ...



#6 inkstainedruth

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 06:04

With eBay there are always those who want to be leading the bids. Little do they know all that does is increase the price. Never bid early, always bid a few seconds before closure.

 

Sometimes that works.  Sometimes just having a set maximum bid (which is hidden till some other bidder triggers it) works.  

I remember some listing that Teri of Peyton Street Pens posted about a couple of years ago.  Two bidders (different parts of the globe from the US -- or each other, for that matter) got into a bidding war, and the pen in question went for way more than even SHE (as seller) thought it was deserving....  :huh: 

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#7 Force

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:36

 

Sometimes that works.  Sometimes just having a set maximum bid (which is hidden till some other bidder triggers it) works.  

I remember some listing that Teri of Peyton Street Pens posted about a couple of years ago.  Two bidders (different parts of the globe from the US -- or each other, for that matter) got into a bidding war, and the pen in question went for way more than even SHE (as seller) thought it was deserving....  :huh: 

Ruth Morrisson aka instainedruth

I use snipe software which can be set to check bidding at a set time before auction end. If the user feels they need to up the set bid then they have time to amend it. I tend to use it in a way where my top bid is placed with 5 seconds remaining and then not look at it again. Otherwise I may have the urge to increase or overpay for what I considered the going rate for that item.



#8 tamiya

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 13:12

It's much more FUN to bid personally :) and MUCH more satisfying to win with the highest bid placed as close as you'd dare to the closing.

Why let a snipe app take the fun away, so easy these days with 24/7 connectivity.

It was much riskier in the early days with dialup modem... you'd need to account for the ping lag, getting within 10s was pretty good.

These days with superfast networking 3-5s is mundane, 1s ain't rare :D

#9 amk

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 13:21

Just occasionally I will set a snipe really early, and then forget about it, particularly with longer auctions (9 days for instance). I've had some nice 'presents' that way!

 

But if I can be sitting at my computer waiting for the end, I still do. Gets my circulation up nicely!


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#10 praxim

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 22:23

Apart from the other rational reasons for setting a prior snipe and leaving it alone, I have another consideration. For some quite unfathomable reason UK and US sellers take malicious glee in wilfully setting their auctions to end around 0200-0600 here in the world's only sensible time zone.
Anyone owning three or more working pens is in no position to disparage choices by others.

#11 Sasha Royale

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 00:55

The winning bid was $327 !  Simply, the winning bidder wanted it more than the $326 bidder. 

One should not assume that $327 is a lot of money to everyone.  


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#12 Force

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:18

I am of the opinion Xof72k may have been correct.







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