As I troll ebay all the time, I do a lot of bidding. I also bid on things with no intention of winning. But if I win, so be it. It’s not that I don’t want to win, it’s that the amount that I bid is much less than I expect the item to go for.
Case in point: The other night I ran across 6 or 7 auctions for: “2008 Upper Deck Heros (sic) Hobby Box”. The description read “24 Packs/Box & 8 Cards/Pack. 1 Autograph & 3 Memorabilia Cards per Box, On Average!” Starting bid was .99 so I bid 45 knowing that these boxes go for 50+: Examples: 59, 59, 50, 74, 61, 56, 60, 60, 61, 55. So I thought there was no way in hell 45 would stand up. Especially since all of these auctions that I bid on were free shipping.
I won 5 of them at: 44.66, 44.66, 42.66, 45, and 44. The ones I lost were 47 and 60.58. What the Hell? Anyway, so in a week or two I will be doing a 5 box break of “Heros” Baseball