on 09-06-2017 06:52 PM
Hey eBay please get your act together as I'm getting sick and tired of putting in a bid thinking that the bid price showing on the item is say for instance $6 and then when I go to put a bid of say $6.05 the actual bid is higher than $6 to start off with.
How about updating the highest bid on an item immediately for **bleep**s sake!
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on 09-06-2017 08:00 PM
No kopes I'm not trying to say that lol,what is happening is when I see an item and it has a $6 bid on it and I then go to put a bid on it,it has the bid at $8 and not $6 keep in mind this is before I even put my bid in.
on 09-06-2017 08:04 PM
This has been happening for a while now and it sucks,the last bid should be shown on a listing and not all of a sudden go up when you go to put a bid in.
Ok I should have said this happens on the search pages and not on the sellers actual listing page.
on 09-06-2017 08:54 PM
Would that be to do with the fact that the other bidder has a bid in place that automatically increments to beat anybody bidding less than their max?
That's my understanding of how auction bids are managed.
i could well be wrong, as I'm not mug enough to think that auctions are a viable way of buying or selling these days.
on 09-06-2017 09:21 PM
Well, I guess you have to be in the right place at the right time, then.
Latest purchase was $9 - one and only bid for two items from the same seller.
Will resell both for a total of $150.
I haven't seen any of what Eezi's talking about though
on 09-06-2017 10:10 PM
Nope what I'm saying is that the item has a bid on it on the search page.
Then when I go to put a bid in, the original bid amount changes to a higher amount,before I even put an amount in.
So here I am thinking and seeing an amount,so then I go to make a bid higher than the amount I see but it changes to a higher amount before I get the chance to bid.
What I think you're saying dave is when you bid an amount and it goes up to another amount a previous bidder has made thus making my bid still lower than theirs,this isn't the case in my situation.
on 09-06-2017 10:12 PM
I've gone to make plenty of bids tonight and its happened in 80% of bids lol,is it just my computer not keeping up with eBay's well organised auction system? hahahaha
on 09-07-2017 07:07 PM
If the current highest bid is $6 but the highest bidder has a higher prox vote of say, $8 then when you go to make another bid you have to bid higher than the other bidder's proxy so you would have to bid $8.50 or more
on 09-07-2017 07:28 PM
on 09-08-2017 07:47 AM
Grays used to frustrate me because the price showing is actually the start price so when you click into the listing the price is higher because bids have taken place - perhaps Ebay are doing this now to 'encourage' buyers to click into the listing - or more likely, just to frustrate buyers/provide a better buying experience
on 09-08-2017 10:53 AM
I've had it happen whereby the auction is saying $6, I put a bid of $20 on and it's saying I've been outbid at $8. It says under the box that my maximum bid is $20 so it's registered it. I have missed out on items that sold for less than my maximum bid. Very frustrating, especially when it's a situation like Stawks, where you know you will be able to resell for an insane profit.
on 09-08-2017 12:12 PM
You're half correct kopes in my situation,the part about still showing the original amount.
My situation is when on the search page an item will show that it has a bid of say $10 so when I click on the heading of the listing and it takes you to the actual listing page it actually has say $20 as the bidding amount and not the $10 it showed on the search page.
So it's deceiving me because I'm thinking it's only $10 so I want to bid the next increment which could be as little as 50c but bam it's $20.
What my beef here is that it should show that it is $20 on the search page dam it lol.
09-10-2017 05:40 PM - edited 09-10-2017 05:41 PM
And now I'm getting sick and tired of bidders bidding in the last couple of hours of an auction ending and the retracting their bid.
Ebay should make it even for those late bidders who only bid once not to be able to retract their bids for **bleep** sakes.
Why can a late bidder retract with no repercussions and others can't retract within 12 hours?
Fair playing field for all would be good lol,starting to pee me off
on 09-10-2017 05:50 PM
I know you're all saying to yourselves why is eezi complaining?
I'm complaining because I see that I'm not going to win an auction as I'm no longer the highest bidder so then I move on to the next item as I don't wish to bid any higher than I have with the other,only to get a message saying congratulations you've won.
Huh what the fudge have I won?
Why have I won I wasn't winning and now I have to fork out money that I don't have because I've moved on.
This is total bull**bleep** and if eBay don't put a stop to this I'll have no choice but to not pay for something I thought I didn't win.
on 09-10-2017 06:26 PM
Bid your max late in the auction. That way you win or lose, at a price you're prepared to pay.
That way you won't even notice bid retractions, much less be affected by them.
If you choose to nibble bid from early on, this is what happens.
on 09-10-2017 07:14 PM
I understand your point dave but I usually put in an opening bid and then during the auction I will then put in my max and then I either win or I get outbid.
Happy to win but not happy when I'm outbid and moved on to then find out I won.
So from now on I will do as you have suggested.