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#1151
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/2 19:18
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Dude... even though it is Virtual Bowling and, thus, is likely to be bid up to the max, it is still very risky to start the auction at $0.99 with no reserve:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Virtual-Bowli ... Games&hash=item5af0ef8638
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#1152
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/2 21:55
Virtual Freak
Joined 2011/4/22
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WOW! I agree that is a risky move to start it at at 99 cents! I am highly confident it will bid up to ridiculous heights. I will be watching not bidding but watching. American seller no less! Good eye Ben!
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#1153
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/2 23:25
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/3
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Quote:

John E Bravo wrote:
WOW! I agree that is a risky move to start it at at 99 cents! I am highly confident it will bid up to ridiculous heights. I will be watching not bidding but watching. American seller no less! Good eye Ben!


Not risky at all. He would have to be an idiot to start it with a reasonable starting bid.

Here's why :

1) MUCH lower listing fee by starting at $0.99.
2) eBay Best Match gives a higher rank for items that get a lot of bids.
3) It will get a lot of bids.
4) If he isn't happy with where the price is heading he can always cancel the auction as long as there is at least 12 hours remaining.
5) Made you look.
6) Listings with lower start prices typically have higher final prices.

The only time you want to hedge your bets with a higher start price (or a Fixed Price) is when there are very few people willing to pay what an item is worth, and the odds of a bidding war are slim. There should be no problem with this item, though.
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#1154
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/3 14:25
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I don't know. I think it could go either way with such a rare item in fantastic condition. There was a copy of a "brand new" Virtual Bowling sitting on Yahoo Auctions Japan for the longest time at $2,500.00. I thought it would never be purchased by anyone, and yet it is now gone. I don't know how to look it up to see if it was sold or not, but I guess I can assume that it sold, and there is likely no way that this current one on Ebay is the same one that was on Yahoo Auctions Japan recently, but they both are in fantastic condition. If that is the case, then I think the one on Yahoo Auctions Japan would have sold under the notion that if you get just one serious collector looking at your item long enough and often enough and thinking more and more that he will never find another copy in better condition, he will eventually push his "highest offer" up to the seller's asking amount if it is still within the realm of reasonableness for the collector. A one-week long auction might not be enough time for a serious collector like that to push up his maximum payment amount so high.

In any case, I think it is awesome that the seller is willing to part with this one for possibly a comparatively low price. I hope that somebody gets a nice deal on it.

By the way, if the seller cancels the auction early, I was under the impression that he only gets "one freebie" a year or something under eBay's new policies. Thus, if he cancels this auction early, he will have to pay the typical selling fees on the "potential selling price," which would be the highest bid that was placed before the auction closed. Am I right about this?
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#1155
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/3 20:38
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Joined 2005/9/17
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Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
Dude... even though it is Virtual Bowling and, thus, is likely to be bid up to the max, it is still very risky to start the auction at $0.99 with no reserve:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Virtual-Bowli ... Games&hash=item5af0ef8638


Urge... to max out... credit card... rising...!!!
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#1156
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/3 21:30
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/3
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ContributorLong Time User (9 Years)
Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
By the way, if the seller cancels the auction early, I was under the impression that he only gets "one freebie" a year or something under eBay's new policies. Thus, if he cancels this auction early, he will have to pay the typical selling fees on the "potential selling price," which would be the highest bid that was placed before the auction closed. Am I right about this?


No - he'll just have a buddy bid it way up there and then cancel the transaction if nobody outbids his buddy.

There's a million ways around eBay's childish little rules.
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#1157
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/7 19:11
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2008/11/4
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loose card of virtual bowling
http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Virtual-Bowlin ... Games&hash=item417313367d
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#1158
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/8 2:00
Nintendoid!
Joined 2013/1/19
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At that price I cannot imagine a loose cart selling, even if it is VB for the VB.
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#1159
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/8 17:47
VB Gamer
Joined 2012/6/4
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Insmouse on ebay complete with box and inserts for 200$.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewit ... av=SEARCH&nid=59529279247
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#1160
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2013/5/10 0:38
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Joined 2005/9/17
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kkabalka wrote:
Insmouse on ebay complete with box and inserts for 200$.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewit ... av=SEARCH&nid=59529279247


Woah! Good price and good condition! I'd BIN if I could afford it this month... sadly, I can't. :(
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