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Old 04-16-2005, 06:11 PM
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Posted By: vetekbob

I was just curious if there is or has been an unofficial forum policy of politely not bidding on an ebay auction where you recognize that a fellow forum member has bid on? I am new and I wouldnt want to step on anyones toes even if unintentional. There is and has been a few auctions where I noticed a name but didnt bid because I didnt want to tick anyone off. Just wondering what the procedure is so that harmony is kept for all
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:29 PM
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Posted By: Hal Lewis

No policy. Everything is fair game.

In fact, I enjoy getting beat MUCH MORE by someone on this board than by a complete stranger...

because I know that the people on this board LOVE cards and are true collectors...

not some shill for the seller OR some "investor."

Bid Away!!!!

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Old 04-16-2005, 06:36 PM
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Posted By: vetekbob

Thank you for the reply Hal and congrats to you on your win and great card. If I had to do battle on a card, I agree that I rather do it with someone who loves the card from a collectors standpoint versus a reseller.
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:14 PM
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Posted By: john/z28jd

If i see people from the board bidding on a card i really want i let them know usually,if its just a nice card and i dont really need it i sometimes write them and ask if they are serious and try to get a feel of what they bid,that way if they get outbid and they dont plan on bidding again,ill put my bid in.I try not to step on any toes among people ive dealt with off ebay

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Old 04-16-2005, 10:21 PM
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Posted By: vetekbob

Good advice John thanks. I think I will do that with the ebay nics that I can recognize from the board here. I would appreciate it if someone did as you suggested for me whether its ebay or an auction house. Easier to walk across the bridge built with friendship and understanding versus trying to repair one rent with apathy and contempt. Again thanks for the sage advice.
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:44 PM
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Posted By: tbob

What John fails to mention is that he is one of the nicest guys in the hobby and always considerate of other's collecting needs. I try to reciprocate with about 7 or 8 other guys who won't bid on something if I am high bidder and they know I really want it. I have missed out on some bargains but friendships are more important plus I have made innumerable off ebay deals with some of my collecting buddies. The only thing that throws a kink in to the whole procedure is a sniping service. There have been several times a friend and I both run each other at the very end because neither knows the other is bidding with a sniper.
The easiest way to handle things is a simple email to some one you see bidding on an item you want, to see if it is something he really wants or more importantly, a card that is necessary for completing a set.
It doesn't always work, sometimes even the best of friends battle it out but cooperation is great and rewarding.

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Old 04-16-2005, 11:30 PM
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Posted By: Julie

nobody knows I'm going to bid ahead of time. I see board members entering low bids, sometimes, and then never bidding again--and i wonder why. If someone tells me he's bidiing on a card, and I'm bidding on it too, I tell him.
If someone just bids on a card i want, especially someone with more fianancial resourses than i have (like JC), I don't tell ANYONE I have any interest in the card, I don't mention it. I try not to even THINK about it. Till I snipe it.

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Old 04-16-2005, 11:46 PM
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Posted By: Ben

I have a semi desirable e card on ebay right now....so far 7 different board members have bid on it. I think it's just a game these crazy caramel card collectors play with eachother routinely, or whenever something decent shows up. Either that, or Tbob reall must have something against BCD

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Old 04-17-2005, 12:31 AM
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Posted By: john/z28jd

Thanks tbob,he is one of the people i was talking about and many times weve worked out potential deals in case he won an upgrade on a card, where i would buy the lower grade one off him.Doesnt always work out but it keeps us from bidding against each other when one really wants it and the other just thinks its a cool card.

I know once a regular on the board really wanted a certain card,basically the top card on his wantlist,and it was a card i wanted alot too but obviously not as much as him. I asked him what he planned on bidding,he told me,and i told him ill only bid if it goes past his max.It never did and he won the card for less than half of what i was willing to pay for it.I really wanted him to win the card and figured id just go for it next time it came up.

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sometimes i bid low on a card early as to keep it in my "bidding" folder as opposed to "watching", then when i get outbid (i get an email), i can track it better...if it goes too high, i wont bid again...so, i may bid only $200 on a cobb card knowing its going to go for $1k+, just means it reached my max before i waste my "hopes" of winning it....i dont care too much for "snipers" lately.
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:39 AM
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Posted By: John

Ben you’re selling some cards....already? Wow I hope you haven’t given up on collecting cause of what happened.

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Old 04-17-2005, 05:36 AM
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Posted By: Rob

Since my needs are small (only looking for a few specific items), I rarely get in anybody's way. Everything is fair game, and if I want it bad enough I would make sure I have enough firepower to be a threat. I resort to (manual) sniping only if I really, really, really, really, really want something. Otherwise, I'd suck it up and not bid. There will always be another time.

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While a long time collector and Ebeyer, i'm relatively new to the board, hence i've not built many, if any, relationships. I'll send links of auctions to folks who i know collect a certain thing (player, card type, etc.), hopefully helping them, but i've yet to step aside on an auction because i see someone from the board bidding.

Most if the time i don't know who i'm bidding against because I don't know peoples' ebay ids - i probably know about 10 peoples' id's at most.

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Posted By: john/z28jd

I should also note that if i see wonkaticket bidding on a card i tend to bid whether i want it or not

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