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    So I bid $400 on the sealed brand new Little Samson currently up on ebay and yeah....I did it knowing fully well that there was no way in hell I would actually win it....but on a whim I just felt like raising the price.

    But I thought, what the hell....let's get the party started already and jack up the price to $400 already. I mean, we all know that sucker is going to sell for thousands of dollars. But at least I could feel like an ebay champ if only for a little while.

    I do this quite often, especially with items I know will sell for outrageous amounts. I can already hear the cries of a lot of you guys. Well, let me ease your fanboyish hearts and minds. It doesn't really hurt or do any harm, since the outcome is inevitable and widely known by everyone, namely, that the particular item will sell for an absurd amount. So my small bid is merely a means to an ineluctable end.

    It's fairly amusing to see yourself among the bidders for an item you have no intention of purchasing, especially for rare items. I get to be an ebay champ.

    Anyway, anyone else indulge in the same past time?


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    No.

    I don't bid just for fun. I bid to win.

    If I'm not in it to win a certain auction, then I leave it be. It's pretty jacked up to purposely spike a game's price. You say it's inevitable, but let the people bidding do that. One more reason I'm glad I'm out of the rat race, so to speak. And another reason why I don't bother with sealed games, lol

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    I guess it is all fun and games until you actually win an item you didn't intend to, realizing that you overpaid.

    An unlikely scenario, but still possible if you misread the ad, etc.

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    What the heck is Little Samson anyway and why is it so sought-after?

    Ironically I once saw it at a rental and passed it up because it "didn't look interesting." Hindsight's a bitch, ain't it?

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    Wow, way to be an asshole.

    It's people like you that artificially inflate the value of an item.
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    While I do not agree with the "pastime" of bidding on auctions you have no intention of winning, it clearly does no harm here. In fact, its likely that none of the bids up to the point of 20 seconds before auction end have any impact whatsoever. For high profile items such as this, the winners of the auction place their bids in the last few seconds. Everyone else is just wasting their time.

    People who proxy bid earlier do not bid the market value. If they planned to, they would just use sniping software or even manually snipe. Snipers bid to win, not to get a deal. You won't get a deal on something like this.

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    I have bid on things that I "knew" that I wasn't going to win but I have never bid more than I would want to pay for the item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zing View Post
    While I do not agree with the "pastime" of bidding on auctions you have no intention of winning, it clearly does no harm here. In fact, its likely that none of the bids up to the point of 20 seconds before auction end have any impact whatsoever. For high profile items such as this, the winners of the auction place their bids in the last few seconds. Everyone else is just wasting their time.

    People who proxy bid earlier do not bid the market value. If they planned to, they would just use sniping software or even manually snipe. Snipers bid to win, not to get a deal. You won't get a deal on something like this.
    I donít know if I can agree with that. I remember early in my Ebay career before I know what sniping was I bid on a game that went for $40~$50 and I put a bid of $80 on it I didnít think it would go for more than $60 but long story short it ended at $81 because of me.

    After that the game started going for $80+ the game was Earthbound, so sorry to everyone that wanted to get that game at $40 I fucked it up on Ebay.
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    You have to remember, not all sealed games are worth jack. Tails Adventure for Game Gear comes to mind. The most I've seen it for is $150. Got mine for $125 here and only because nobody had a regular open box copy for sale anywhere. I will sell it only to someone who has a good condition open box copy to give me in return.

    The stupidest thing to jack up the price of sealed would be any game for a Commodore system. You can get sealed games for that for like $10 because there were so many. Some idiot from Australia is trying to sell a loose copy of Ms. Pac-Man for Commodore 64 for $80 yet auctions end at $2-$3 all the time and I got my brand new copy for $10.

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    There's really no point now that they mask bidder IDs.

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    Theres a few other buyers who always outbid me EVERY DAMN TIME I bid on something (like something is worth 20 bucks last second they will put a bid in of like $100 to make sure they get it), so I try to jack the price up on them as much as possible even if its something I dont want, as long as they are bidding on it. In some instances, I end up buying stuff at a price I dont want to pay or if its an item I dont want Ill buy it and re-offer it to the last bidder! I am an "Ebay Dick"
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    Quote Originally Posted by portnoyd View Post
    There's really no point now that they mask bidder IDs.
    I have a list of all peoples usernames who get in my way, from before they masked it. You just stay up to date with their feedback count and you'll know exactly who it is....or you can just 'search by bidder'


    ....and dont worry, its not video game stuff Im bidding on, but import DVDs usually.
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    Or you could put your time to more meaningful activities, for example, anything else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Parodius Duh! View Post
    Theres a few other buyers who always outbid me EVERY DAMN TIME I bid on something, so I try to jack the price up on them as much as possible even if its something I dont want, as long as they are bidding on it. In some instances, I end up buying stuff at a price I dont want to pay or if its an item I dont want Ill buy it and re-offer it to the last bidder! I am an "Ebay Dick"
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    Im already dead inside, thats why I do stuff like this. Its only like 4 other people Ive done it to and believe me they fucking deserve it. Especially if you saw the way the act on another forum I frequent.....fuckin dirtbags get what they deserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parodius Duh! View Post
    Im already dead inside, thats why I do stuff like this. Its only like 4 other people Ive done it to and believe me they fucking deserve it. Especially if you saw the way the act on another forum I frequent.....fuckin dirtbags get what they deserve.
    For you obviously aren't a dirtbag. Because you do it for the RIGHT reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kainemaxwell View Post
    Didn't a sealed LS just go for over 5k? I like the game, but wouldn't even pay $100 for it.
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