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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Ever feel like screaming at your computer or TV screen?

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007, at 11:57 AM
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  • I Agree Maybe they are looking for something else and this is just a Ruse to Stop them from disclosing some things???? LOL:)

    -- Posted by kendadk on Tue, Nov 13, 2007, at 5:57 AM
  • I have an ebay question...

    I have recently bid on some items and I think I'm just about to win it when in the last few seconds (literally) multiple bids start rolling in.

    What is that?

    Sorry for interupting this blog to ask an ebay question.

    -- Posted by pleasebenice on Tue, Nov 13, 2007, at 9:30 AM
  • Have you heard about the government's new plan to end the war?

    (I think its proponents want to implement it in time to sway public opinion toward the GOP.)

    We would set aside a day to issue each of our enemies an official apology along with a car,a house and full citizenship for those not born here.

    Claimants could receive their due by reporting to the authorities with three forms of proof that they are terrorists.

    (Plus,they'd get an extra ten dollars for each referral.)

    If that works the way we hope,we may offer something similar to obtain a ceasefire in the war on crime.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Nov 13, 2007, at 9:57 AM
  • Pleasebenice, Sorry for a delay in responding. I have been teaching eBay at Saturn and with my health issue, I am washed out by the end of each day.

    The rapid bidding event happens for a few reasons, but the biggest reason is proxy bidding. Proxy bidding is similar to you giving a friend some money to bid for you at an auction. They obviously want to save you money, so they bid along with everyone else until they reach you maximum or they win the bid.

    eBay does that for you as well. Since you overall bid is in before the cut off time, it works against other proxy bids until there is a winner. These transactions take place in cyberspace and at extremely high speeds. (faster than we mortals can work)

    We had a bid go up several hundred dollars even after the time was up, because the proxy bids were in before the final bell.

    If that does not clear it up for you, please contact me by e-mail and we will go into it more.

    There are also people who use the proxy bid to "snipe". Perfectly legal. They purposely wait to bid until the last few minutes, so it appears there is little interest. Then they put in their proxy bid and try to snatch it away.

    Thanks for your question.

    Steve

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 14, 2007, at 2:36 PM
  • Thanks, that did help.

    -- Posted by pleasebenice on Thu, Nov 15, 2007, at 8:55 AM
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