From: tony cooper on
On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:08:41 -0400, "Neil Harrington" <not(a)home.today>
wrote:

>>>> Thanks. But after checking eBay I've sort of changed my mind anyway.
>>>> I saw a Leitz Focomat at $150 and only one bid (a Leitz Focomat!),
>>>> and about 14 hours to go when I looked at it. Others like a nice
>>>> Beseler or two with no bids at all. Interest in enlargers seems to be
>>>> even lower than I expected . So I don't think I'll bother -- my local
>>>> community college still has photography classes using 35mm, and I
>>>> think I'll just give the Durst to them. But thanks anyway.
>>>
>>>Yeah, that kinda doesn't make it worth the effort. Always factor in the
>>>dollar/weight ratio before embarking on the journey. Too many eBay
>>>sellers
>>>don't. Donating it is a good deed.
>>
>> The only was to ascertain the going price is to look at completed
>> auctions only. Current auctions, with 14 hours to go, don't tell you
>> anything.
>
>I think it does tell you something when there are no other bids (remember,
>this was a Leitz Focomat!), and no other enlargers there receiving any bids
>at all, except for one cheapie that had a couple of bids topping out at $12
>or so.
>
Not really. Honest. Because everyone seems to be using a snipe
service, most items don't even receive bids until the last few
minutes. In my last six auctions - all six ran at the same time -
only one item had a bid on it before the last hour. All six sold, and
at prices that were OK. Even the people who don't use a sniping
service don't seem to want to tip their hand.




--
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
From: Annika1980 on
On Jul 30, 1:15 am, tony cooper <tony_cooper...(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
> Rule of turds, I guess.

LOL! You just described Rita's favorite rule of composition.
From: John Turco on
tony cooper wrote:
>
> On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:08:41 -0400, "Neil Harrington" <not(a)home.today>
> wrote:

<edited for brevity>

> >> The only was to ascertain the going price is to look at completed
> >> auctions only. Current auctions, with 14 hours to go, don't tell you
> >> anything.
> >
> >I think it does tell you something when there are no other bids (remember,
> >this was a Leitz Focomat!), and no other enlargers there receiving any bids
> >at all, except for one cheapie that had a couple of bids topping out at $12
> >or so.
> >
> Not really. Honest. Because everyone seems to be using a snipe
> service, most items don't even receive bids until the last few
> minutes. In my last six auctions - all six ran at the same time -
> only one item had a bid on it before the last hour. All six sold, and
> at prices that were OK. Even the people who don't use a sniping
> service don't seem to want to tip their hand.


Hello, Tony:

I never had much luck, with my "sniping service" (Vrane); only won a
single auction, with it.

Then, again, my "defeats" were actually due to the fact that I refused
to take part in "bidding wars." I set a maximum bid and always stayed
with it.

Hence, almost all of my eBay purchases have been of the "Buy It Now"
type.


Cordially,
John Turco <jtur(a)concentric.net>