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Post by Warlord of Gondor » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:06 pm

So, how exactly can I get the 700 and up cards from ebay besides bidding? I keep losing every auction I do. Should I use that one thing they have that you can tell everbody what you are looking for?
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Post by Ringbearer » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:00 pm

Keep track of biddings, and keep a special track if the bidding is in the last 5 minutes.
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Post by Warlord of Gondor » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:19 pm

That's what I'm probably going to do. Wait until the last minute, then bid. That's how I won an 8 dollar "The Alamo" movie.
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Post by Sly Southerner » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:46 am

My approach is bid once and bid the maximum you are happy to pay.
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Post by Red Adept » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:45 pm

Sly Southerner wrote:My approach is bid once and bid the maximum you are happy to pay.
I agree with this.  Unless you're really willing to pay any cost and then want to minimize how much you're paying.  I determine how much it's worth to me and bid that as a max.  If I get it, then great!  If not, then I'm not all worked up and stressed out following the auction and re-loading every 5 seconds.

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Post by Earendil » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:52 pm

Sly Southerner wrote:My approach is bid once and bid the maximum you are happy to pay.
I agree.

It is also useful doing so in the last minutes, because in this way you will avoid insane "rushes" with someone who wants to get the item in any case.

So:
- Think about a price you're willing to pay
- Bid it in the last minutes
- If you loose the auction, don't mind: FIRST RULE OF EBAY --> Everything, even the most rare things, is going to be sold also next week  :wink:
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Post by thorondor » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:51 am

Earendil wrote: FIRST RULE OF EBAY --> Everything, even the most rare things, is going to be sold also next week  :wink:
yea, sergio is absolutely right. so all of you wait till next week, when i am bidding for something ;-)

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Post by Leon » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:15 am

I am happy with ebay so far: a few weeks ago I bought 2 sets of MELE in french for a total of 120 euros including shipping. Now I can at least make some decks, I already know the english texts from gccg but do not have the money for an english set. Also, when I look around now I am really glad I decided to buy a balrog set a few years back for 80 euros.  :D

And indeed, the advice to put down the maximum price you are willing to pay and then be in peace with the result is good.

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Post by Warlord of Gondor » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:08 pm

I've never been able to win an auction on any ME cards. I always get outdone the last minute. And I mean it, the very last minute.
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Post by Sly Southerner » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:50 pm

In that case you are trying to get them too cheap. Bid higher earlier and forget it.  :D
So that's where that southerner is hiding...He looks more than half like a goblin.

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