What really gets me mad about Trade me

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What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby WelshWizard on Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:33 am

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =425635543
classic example of what has happened to me a few times now, you have an auto bid in and some bidder comes along and forces your bid up to the amount of your auto bid, then remove it after he has gone passed it, leaving you in the lead, and because you had stopped bidding you bought else where, and then find you may be winning a unit you no longer need.
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Re: What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby matsondawson on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:15 am

Complain to the seller and trade me. Trade me should revert your bid back to the lowest valid bid.
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Re: What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby Gibsaw on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:32 am

WelshWizard wrote:http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=425635543
classic example of what has happened to me a few times now, you have an auto bid in and some bidder comes along and forces your bid up to the amount of your auto bid, then remove it after he has gone passed it, leaving you in the lead, and because you had stopped bidding you bought else where, and then find you may be winning a unit you no longer need.


Indeed, I've had this, and found trademe to be no help.. usually because I stopped watching the auction once I was outbid and the first you know about it is having won the auction.

As far as I'm concerned, your bid is over once you're outbid. The next highest bidder should be asked permission before a bid is reinstated.
"dsakey" on trademe. Apple II's are my thing.
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Re: What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby WelshWizard on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:38 am

Or at least you bid should be removed to the last bid you made before the bidder who removed his bid started bidding.
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Re: What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby Gibsaw on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:12 pm

WelshWizard wrote:Or at least you bid should be removed to the last bid you made before the bidder who removed his bid started bidding.


Nup.. either way someone's going to end up winning an auction they thought they were done with. You should have to be asked to reinstate a bid.
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Re: What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:49 pm

Did you end up getting this thing WelshWizard? If so, let me know... I can rehome it for you.
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Re: What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby WelshWizard on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:59 pm

Nope some one else bid higher :D
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Re: What really gets me mad about Trade me

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:00 pm

All good then. Just checkin' ;)
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