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8 watchers - surely one must bid soon?!!

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RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 14:42:59

My item ends at 4pm and there are 8 people watching it. Surely one of them has to bid on it soon?! I know it's just a waiting game but i dont know how long i can keep clicking my refresh button for.....


CantSleepWontSleep Fri 31-Aug-07 14:54:33

Whatcha sellin' RG?

I often watch and then forget to bid on stuff if the auction ends during the day. Much better after 8pm for me. If I am going to bid though, I tend to do it in the last few seconds, so hopefully you'll have at least a couple of buyers doing that .

frogs Fri 31-Aug-07 14:56:14

Unfortunately I'm not convinced there's a correlation between number of watchers and number of bids, let alone final selling price.

Why is your item ending at 4pm on a Friday? hmm

RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 15:19:51

I'm my old engagement ring - not really expecting it to sell, but i live in hope. wink

It's ending at 4pm on a friday because i put it up for sale last Saturday for 7 days. Is that bad then?? shock

RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 15:20:20

Sorry, that should have read that i'm selling my old engagement ring!

cornsilk Fri 31-Aug-07 15:20:46

How do you know if someone is watching your item?

southeastastra Fri 31-Aug-07 15:21:27

i bet it will go in the last min. maybe someone has put swiper software on it.

RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 15:22:27

Cornsilk - because ebay tells you that you have "watchers".

SEA - what's swiper? Is that like auto-bidding or summat?

southeastastra Fri 31-Aug-07 15:23:32

yes they may have set it up for the last minute or so. then they aren't tied to to computer. don't use it myself like the rush at the end

RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 15:26:48

Yeah, i agree SEA. It's all about the "shock QUICK!!!!!! Stick another bid in!!!!" factor. wink

RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 15:31:56

Got 10 watchers now!!! shock

southeastastra Fri 31-Aug-07 15:36:57


and the awful feeling when you're outbid by 10p

RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 15:40:37

lol SEA!

RGPargy Fri 31-Aug-07 16:07:50

Bugger. After all that no one bid on it.

Have relisted it for ten days so it now ends on a Monday, giving people a chance to see it at the weekend (i hope).

southeastastra Fri 31-Aug-07 16:25:13

sad bum sorry

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