Yeh bidding is addicting lol. The chance of being so close to something you want thus bidding on it and when a war begins its all about wining. Lol I wish I had almost unlimited fund cause I would bid higher on a lot of things just for the money to go to a good place.
Yeh. I do alittle work on ebay and I get that problem as well. I try and keep the name of the second highest bidder incase they want the item. Then I just take the item off ebay and have them send payment to my paypal.
I avoid auctions if I can. I only do buy it nows and if it's something I really want I have a limit I will not pass. The whole notion is annoying to me. I just want to buy something not fight to see who has the most money. Even when it comes to charity. I'd rather go to the website and voluntarily give a donation within my reasonable limits.
Thag me too - when I'm buying something that I know isn't rare or hard to acquire I'll look only at buy it now's but thank god there's people who like to have bidding wars on rare stuff- it really helps pay the bills! LOL
Seems like it's almost always the lower winning bidders who try to cop out on paying. I guess they think "Eh it's only $10 with shipping I just won't pay it, it's not like I'm not paying for a $100 item..." It gets recorded the same: as an unpaid bid on their account though. Not sure how many they are allowed before they can't bid anymore eBay doesn't exactly specify. Wish there was a way to see who has unpaid bids and how many before my auctions end so I could just cancel those guys right off and not wind up wasting my and the other honest bidders' time.