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    NASC Auction Rules??

    Ok, so I very carefully read the rules for bidding on an auction and it said that all auctions ended at 10pmest, which to my understanding, meant that at the stroke of 10pm it's closed. I have now seen many auctions claiming the winner to be the person who made their bid AT 10pm and not before. There is even one where the admins claimed a winner who bid at 10:01. Is it just me, or when they say it ends at 10pm, wouldn't the final bid have to be in BEFORE 10?! It SPECIFICALLY states in the rules, and I quote, " Winner is high bidder at auction close at 7:00 p.m. PST (10:00 p.m. EST)". I'm sure I'm not the only one with these concerns. :/

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    That's the way it has always been. Anything after the closing time is invalid.
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    NaN the question is what is the closing time? is it 9:59pm or is the auction still open through 10:00pm till 10:01pm? Technically anything past 10:00:00pm is past 10pm as stated in the rules.
    Last edited by gill_za; 04-16-2016 at 08:35 PM.

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    This is a NASC deal, not a TF thing... But I'll give my view on it and how it has been working.
    Saturday April 2nd, through Saturday, April 16, 2016 closing at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (10:00 p.m. EST).

    The actual opening and closing of the Auction forum will be as close as possible to the actual times, but may not be exact, as it is done manually. However, VALID listings and bids will go by the post time stamp (i.e., a bid that is entered past 7 p.m. PST on April 16 will NOT be valid even if the Auction Forum is still open for posting.)
    "i.e., a bid that is entered past 7 p.m. PST on April 16 will NOT be valid" So the question is what time is PAST 7 p.m.? 7:01 would be past 7 p.m. You may say 7:01:01 is past 7... But we can't see seconds so it has to be rounded up to essentially 7:00:59 so any bid 7:01 or later is invalid.

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    Then the rules really mean that the auction closes at 7.01 pm PST as you're allowing bids made after 7.00.00 pm PST
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    Exactly, thank you Fred! That's all I'm saying. I wasn't trying to have the rules changed or bent to benefit me.

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    Well, these rules are open to interpretation since that is what we are doing here, I guess good thing is I did not really pay too much attention to that portion of the rules and kept bidding past 10pm till 10:01


    P.S. ALL OF THIS IS MY HUMBLE OPINION so feel free to ignore: If forum time format would be hh:mm:ss anything past 10:00:00pm is past the deadline. So 10:00:01pm is the 1st second of 11th hour and is thus past the deadline Since forum software displayed time format is hh:mm while the internal format software uses is hh:mm:ss, the last bid before 10:00pm (if there are no more bids) or the first bid shown at 10:00pm should be effectively the ending bid. Makes sense? But yeah, NASC, please clarify the rules so that this could be avoided in the future.
    Last edited by gill_za; 04-19-2016 at 12:19 PM.

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    Here's the important bit - closing at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (10:00 p.m. EST). If closes at 7.00.00 then any bid with a
    timestamp showing 7.00 is invalid as it's closed
    Last edited by fredg; 04-19-2016 at 01:19 PM.
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