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 Post subject: bidding comments for ebay
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:56 am 
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I wish there was some feature in ebay, where every time you bid, you could leave some nice comment.

For example, when bidding for a Tony Fisher puzzle, you could say "awesome puzzle!".
Then the next bidder could add "I agree, but it will be me the one who will win it!".


Or we could even have the following scene:



- 2.51pm. Maximum Bid amount $10. Bidder: cute_butterfly.
Comment: "la la la... I am just a random puzzle bidder... heee...".

- 3.45pm. Maximum Bid amount $20. Bidder: kallestoziro.
Comment: "please don't bid any more... please let me win!".

- 4.01pm. Maximum Bid amount $25. Bidder: sexysolver.
Comment: "sorry mate, I had a bad day and I need to get this puzzle to relax".

- 4.33pm. Maximim Bid amount $23. Bidder: rubikius_maximus.
Comment: "grrrr... sexysolver... it is you again...!!! I will never win with you around!".



I think this would add some extra spice to the whole bidding process! :P



Peter


PS. Please note that the names are all coincidental and have nothing to do with reality... :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:55 am 
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Too much potential for abuse. For example, someone could comment "If I win, will you ship this order, unlike last time?" "Geez, that's a high Buy-It-Now, I could get it at http://www.knockoffs.com for $15".


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 Post subject: bidding commentary
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 11:27 am 
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Hey Peter,

It could be fun.

Comments could range from: "Hey man, learn to bid. All you''re doing is making things more expensive."

To "Wassa matta you? You ain't bid inna year and you wake up just to bid against me?

and "Oh please, please let me win this!"

But if comments weren't just linked to bidding? You could leave notes like:

"OK, mate, you take this one, I'll get the next."

To "Whadda you mean no reserve? Your starting bid is $2000!"

Of course things could get out of hand very quickly, but even then it might be humorous to watch!

Cheers,

David J


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:10 pm 
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I totally agree that some people may be tempted to abuse it.
But if ebay uses a policy where offensive comments could lead to a suspension,
I guess no one would dare to offend fellow bidders.

About non-offensive comments, I see no harm, as buyers could get more information, which after all, is a good thing!

But then, ebay would have to employ more people to check those comments regularly,
something that I can't see happening...

But hey, in this world, never say never! :D



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 Post subject: Bidding Comments
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 8:37 am 
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I think that would be fairly easy. Only problem is that in this forum you cannot post anything about someone else's auction while it's happening. Kinda like forums or blogs about TV shows that people are actually blogging to each other while the show is on.

For instance:

sexysolver "looks like I'm in the clear, only 10 seconds left!"
Kasterellellellio: "we will see"
...3 seconds later...
sexysolver: "darn automatic bids!!!! I LOST AGAIN!"
Kasterellellellio: "he he"

Only we cannot do that according to the rules in here about posting on someone else's auction, unless you could post something about one you are bidding on, problem with that is it would INCREASE bidding and make it harder to win something. No one really wants that to happen. Everyone wants to be a stealth bidder. I will tell one thing I thought was pretty cool though. People often misspell things and sometimes you can type something in how you think how some hayseed or foreigner would misspell it as and you can find hidden booty. Especially the folks out in Deutschland. he he. Just poking at you again SPOCC.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:34 am 
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I'm in on an auction, the less dicussion about it the better. I won iGesture pad earlier in the year and it wasn't too cheap so having people discuss the auction as it went wouldn't have been much fun. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bidding Comments
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:03 am 
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sexualRubiks wrote:
I think that would be fairly easy. Only problem is that in this forum you cannot post anything about someone else's auction while it's happening. Kinda like forums or blogs about TV shows that people are actually blogging to each other while the show is on.


Very very true! But it would be fun to read the past comments after the auction's ended. :D


sexualRubiks wrote:
For instance:

sexysolver "looks like I'm in the clear, only 10 seconds left!"
Kasterellellellio: "we will see"
...3 seconds later...
sexysolver: "darn automatic bids!!!! I LOST AGAIN!"
Kasterellellellio: "he he"


LOL it is indeed fun. And this is not even a real auction!



sexualRubiks wrote:
problem with that is it would INCREASE bidding and make it harder to win something. No one really wants that to happen.


Now that is the critical point. No one wants this to happen, except for the seller. So, the seller may have the option to do it or not! :P



sexualRubiks wrote:
Everyone wants to be a stealth bidder. I will tell one thing I thought was pretty cool though. People often misspell things and sometimes you can type something in how you think how some hayseed or foreigner would misspell it as and you can find hidden booty. Especially the folks out in Deutschland. he he. Just poking at you again SPOCC.


Oh yes! And knowing a couple of extra foreign languages also helps! :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:07 am 
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sausage wrote:
I'm in on an auction, the less dicussion about it the better. I won iGesture pad earlier in the year and it wasn't too cheap so having people discuss the auction as it went wouldn't have been much fun. :)


You never know... you may make some friends at the "bid-chat (TM)" and ask them to pull out from future auctions to keep the price low!
(just kidding!!!)

:D



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people may start up conversations and make the bidding go really high too?

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