A Layman's Guide On Bidding to Win

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The layman's advice on  bidding. if there's an item you particulary would like to win- firstly make an initial low bid on it a few days before the auction on it ends.This will make it a bit easier on your watch list to see how the item is going up in price before the auction ends.The main thing to remember with winning most things on ebay - is to be at your computer - up and ready for when the item is about to end.

 

A lot of ebayers will bid on items maybe 5 or ten minutes before they end - this usually isn't any good ,and just raises the final selling price - they'll also be outbidded in the last 30 seconds !. -Which brings me to your bidding : 

 

Firstly check that the item is 'refreshing' ok on the page as you watch the time running down on it,then get ready to put a bid in - maybe a little more that you would like  to pay (this way, if someone else is bidding they'll be outbid,and won't have time to put in another bid before the auction ends).When you make the bid try and put '03' in the pence colume - most bidders put '02'p  to try and outbid by a penny. - go one better !. Keep refreshing the page every couple of seconds to see if the price has increased -then put the bid in - 30 secs from the end-and hope that you don't get outbidded.  all the best with your bidding.you won't win them all - but bidding this way may help a bit.

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