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Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:51 am
by adrian.oconnor
OK, so there are pictures of populated boards on the front page, which are surely being tested right now...

Assuming it all goes well, we might see 100 or so boards on ebay next week, which\'d be extremely exciting.

If this does happen, what would your maximum bid be? I know it\'s a little bit dirty to talk about bidding, because nobody does it, but I\'m quite open about these things and I\'m curious what other people are thinking.

My maximum bid would be between £100 and £200, depending on how I\'m feeling about my finances on any particular day (I don\'t have money). I hope (for the foundation) that this would be well below the actual winning price.

Anybody else have any idea how much they\'d bid?

Also, I wonder how the auction will work? I\'m no ebay expert, so I don\'t know if they\'d have to do 100 individual auctions to be able to get the highest bid from each, or whether they can do 1 auction and have the top 100 bidders each pay their own highest bid (rather than all pay the 100th highest bid). When I\'ve seen auctions with \'100 available\', it has always been for buy it now. If they had 100 individual auctions running that\'d be a bit of a pain -- I\'m not sure I\'d have the patience to keep on trying if I missed on my first go, and I wouldn\'t want to bid on more than one simultaneously (because if I accidentally won all of them, my wife would be somewhat annoyed -- she definitely would not see the funny side of 10 tiny $35 computers that I\'d paid over £1000 for :)

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:01 am
by lworbey
Usually you would use a \"Dutch Style\" auction for multiple items.

If you have 3 of something available, someone could bid for 2 at £50 someone else for 1 at £60 and a third person 2 at £55 then the last person would get the 2 they wanted as the bid for 2 was higher than the first person and the person who bid £60 for 1 gets theirs at £55 also.

It is a bit complicated but everyone who wins gets the price of the lowest successful bid.

They may not use this method but it is the only one I have seen used on eBay.

Hopefully that made sense haha!

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:13 am
by Johannes
Allow me to quote the front page news: \"If all the boards from this batch perform well in testing, we’ll be auctioning ten of them off\"

10, not 100. I don\'t think you\'ll get one for £200.

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:30 am
by mobeyduck
And i dont think that one person should win more then one :P
I dont plan in bidding dont have the funds for it /me poor student ;)

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:43 am
by adrian.oconnor
[quote]Quote from Johannes on December 23, 2011, 10:13
Allow me to quote the front page news: \"If all the boards from this batch perform well in testing, we’ll be auctioning ten of them off\"

10, not 100. I don\'t think you\'ll get one for £200.[/quote]

Ah, thanks, I missed that. 10 makes it a more manageable number, but a far more exclusive item. It\'ll be really interesting to see how much they sell for. I hope they make a good chunk of money back.

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:34 pm
by carlosfm
Series number 1 is a rarity and highly sought after.
Go get it!

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:59 pm
by Heppie
Depends if I win the lottery tonight like I\'m planning to.....

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:20 pm
by lworbey
No no, i asked for the winning ticket...