Extended bidding? Help a brother out.....

Extended bidding? Help a brother out.....

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 19th, 2008, 3:23 am #1

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
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Joined: September 4th, 2007, 1:25 am

December 19th, 2008, 3:25 am #2

leon - I've been agreeing with that for quite a while. It's just a waste of time now.
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Joined: June 18th, 2007, 6:34 pm

December 19th, 2008, 3:26 am #3

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
"Extended bidding" is designed to extract the maximum possible money from us. If they could figure out a way to collect payment, they would never close.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 19th, 2008, 3:27 am #4

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
That made me laugh....
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Joined: December 15th, 2007, 2:44 am

December 19th, 2008, 4:08 am #5

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
I personally can't stand it. I wish they would just have a set time and end it then. It's kind of tough for those of us east coast people that have to get up early to stay up until 2 AM on a weekday...

Edited to add: I can't say what I really think of it because with the filter it would just come out as I think it's ******* ********!!!!
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Joined: November 22nd, 2008, 9:29 pm

December 19th, 2008, 4:22 am #6

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
I live on the West Coast and I used to think the end times were extreme. It used to be: Don't stay up late. Go to bed, get up in the morning and place a bid.
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Joined: September 4th, 2007, 1:25 am

December 19th, 2008, 4:41 am #7

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
I'm sure there were bargains to be had since it's been commonly reported here, but every lot I was watching went for (or is still going for) prices that give no indication of an economic recession.

Oh for 11 here.
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Joined: June 19th, 2008, 6:59 am

December 19th, 2008, 4:52 am #8

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
Matt,

Ditto for me.
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Joined: October 10th, 2007, 5:32 am

December 19th, 2008, 4:57 am #9

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
I'm still trying to figure out how to log on "securely"
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Joined: May 14th, 2005, 7:03 pm

December 19th, 2008, 5:08 am #10

OK....I am sort of new to this "auction" thing.... Can someone explain why there is ever an extended bidding? Once regular bidding is over couldn't we just hit the 30 minute clocks? Maybe I am missing something...(or I am impatient, or both)....regards
We agree with Leon

We believe the auction should close and then a thirty-minute lot specific
rule should go into effect

We were active bidders on 4 lots this evening but we also wanted to work
within a budget- when we were about to place bids when there was a minute
and half to go our access to Mastro (on two different browsers froze)

In the end we were prepared to bid two increments higher on two different lots
but never had the chance.

When someone is running two- three thousand lot auction and one has interest
in a number of lots- but also has planned a budget- the options available make
it difficult to bid- especially when one is frozen out for last two minutes on four
different lots.


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