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July 27, 2011, 06:01:46 PM
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Why else would someone place a lower bid after you've already bid? It locks you into a higher price than the reserve. I'm seeing users with variants of m**_*, b_*** bidding on multiple auctions like this. I don't live and breathe ebay every day, so I could be wrong, but it looks suspicious.
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July 27, 2011, 06:09:49 PM
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Huh? I don't get what you mean. You can't place a bid that's lower than what someone else had bid already.

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July 27, 2011, 06:17:57 PM
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""...I don't live and breathe ebay every day, so I could be wrong..."

You are wrong.

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July 27, 2011, 06:27:33 PM
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Huh? I don't get what you mean. You can't place a bid that's lower than what someone else had bid already.

That is true

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July 27, 2011, 06:30:26 PM
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Well, maybe I'm going crazy then. I could swear I was the first bidder on this card by many hours, and then someone else placed a bid, but I'm still the high bidder. But according to the bidding history, I'm the second bidder.

F@ck it, I'm gonna have to turn the computer off and get some fresh air then. Either ebay is acting up, has been hacked, or my memory is frighteningly bad and I'm also slightly paranoid. Shocked
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July 27, 2011, 06:32:06 PM
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But the prices on ebay are on the high side, though that could simply be down to so many people looking for those cards.
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July 27, 2011, 06:37:00 PM
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The prices on ebay are indeed inflated, particularly for the 5800 series and 6990s.... law of supply and demand coupled with the influx of interest in Bitmining --- it all adds up.
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July 27, 2011, 06:39:23 PM
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Ebay began using asterisks to mask user names.  What you're seeing is normal.

I don't see how someone can place a lower bid after you've placed yours.  The system doesn't allow you to do that.

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July 27, 2011, 06:45:40 PM
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Well, either ebay was hacked, or I confused that auction with one for a 5870 where I know for sure I was the first bidder. I guess that's what happened. I'll probably just do the decent thing, honor my bid and buy the card. $178 for a reference 5850 isn't the worst deal in the world, but those Sapphyre xtremes are on special today. I'll still have to get some of those too.  Grin
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July 27, 2011, 06:48:21 PM
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Ebay began using asterisks to mask user names.  What you're seeing is normal.

I don't see how someone can place a lower bid after you've placed yours.  The system doesn't allow you to do that.
I seem to remember the asterisks, but it's been a while since I've actually bid on anything. Thanks for the reminder. Duh!

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July 27, 2011, 06:49:40 PM
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NCIX.com and NCIXUS.com have some deals on right now. Screw Ebay.
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July 27, 2011, 06:53:52 PM
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How long is the warranty for Saphire cards?

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July 27, 2011, 06:54:21 PM
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I know, that's exactly what I was looking at. I'll try and retract my bid on that auction so I can get at least 3 of those Xtremes today.

[edit] This ebay seller is being really cool so far. Doesn't look like it will be a problem to cancel my bid. I didn't mean to bid on an auction that started out with a high reserve if it already had a bidder. That way the price doesn't keep getting driven up on these cards. I must not have refreshed my browser before bidding, as the first bid is showing up only about 1/2 hour before mine.[end edit]
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July 27, 2011, 07:29:17 PM
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Your confused. If you bid 100$ but the min is 50$ then you bid 50 with a high of 100. So if I log on I will see 52$ as the min, I bid 80$ I will still be the lowest bid cause eBay will match my bid with yours cause you agreed up to 100$. Thus I bid after you but my amount was not higher than your bid.

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July 27, 2011, 07:34:32 PM
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Ebay bids on your behalf.

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July 27, 2011, 08:13:12 PM
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Right, I understand that part of the bidding. I was just assuming that people look at the bidding history first, so they don't bother to bid lower than the highest bid.
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July 27, 2011, 08:43:15 PM
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The true highest bid is hidden. It's never displayed until someone else bids more.

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July 27, 2011, 08:48:26 PM
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If you want to get a decent deal on AMD cards via Ebay your best bet is to find one with no bids on it, and ask them to end it early for a fixed price.  Literally, been trying to buy a used card from ebay at a "fair" price (i think fair is 66-75% price of what i can get it new from newegg)  and everytime used cards sell for more then they do at newegg!

I got my 6850 for $119 from newegg, people sell them on ebay used for $140 all day... 
Im ordering a 6870 from newegg today for $140 after rebates and selling dirt 3... people sell them used for $175... 
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July 27, 2011, 09:01:00 PM
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OK, thanks for refreshing me on how ebay works guys.  Cheesy I thought the bidding history showed the true highest bid, etc...

About to pull the trigger on 3 of those brand new Sapphire Xtremes at the weekly special price before it ends.
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July 28, 2011, 05:40:19 AM
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Well, I ended up being outbid on that card anyway. It's up over $190 now. That's pretty high for a used 5850. Didn't get any of those Sapphires on sale either. I did the responsible thing and paid bills first. I was still gonna get 2 after all the bill paying, but then I refreshed my browser and the sale was over. I'm gonna call them in 10 days when I have more money and ask for that same deal if I buy 3 or 4 cards. Worth a try anyway. Looks like they still have plenty in stock.
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