March 2nd, 2009

marcus 2013

Weird...

When I bid on Ebay I usually assume that someone will probably bid against me, and that any existing bidders will be working on the same basis. Accordingly I bid the maximum I want to spend.

So this evening I bid on something that had only one bid, and was still on its base price of 99p plus postage. Since it was worth about six pounds and postage was £2.50 I bid £2.50, on the basis that if the total was more than a fiver I might as well buy a new one.

So I checked at the end of the auction, and I'd won the item... for £1.04

In other words, they'd initially bid a quid, several days ago. Which given the value etc. seems just a little silly!