First time EVER on Ebay . . . .
So I was watching a group lot of coins on Ebay. There were five in total but I only needed one of them. The price per coin was very reasonable, but again, I only needed one.
It was an auction with a "make an offer" option. A bit unusual, but whatever. I watched this auction for several weeks. No one bid on it week after week.
Opening bid was $125 - $25 per coin. I would probably have paid $50 for the one I wanted, but this was a full set of items and I didn't want to insult the seller by asking him to break up the set.
So I tendered an offer - $90. It was immediately rejected - one of those auto rejects. Sheesh.
So I let another week or so go by.
Still available, no opening bids.
This time I offered $95. Again it was immediately rejected - auto reject.
I was determined to get the piece that I needed. I've seen it before, something languishes for weeks with no opening bids. I place one bid, then all of the "watchers" come out of the woodwork and drive the price beyond what I will absorb for the ONE piece that I wanted.
So I sleep on it.
The next morning I make a full opening bid offer - $125. I wait. Nothing, no auto accept. I gave up.
Later that day I received notice of a counter offer from the seller. Of course, he knew that I was interested, I figured he wanted to bump me up a little from opening bid. Heck, if I sniped the listing a few seconds before it closed, at least I could get it for opening bid. I wasn't hopeful.
I waited a few hours before checking the counter offer . . . .
What? I offered $125, the counter offer was for $100 . . . . !!
Hail, immediate accept and pay . . . .
The group lot is on its way to me . .
There's a first time for EVERYTHING . . .
Busy chasing Carr's . . . . . woof!
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