Originally Posted by Augusta
I usually define a maximum, too, plus I'm one of those evil people who, out of nowhere, bid about 30 seconds before the end of the auction (why send prices skyrocketing early on?).
Augusta, I admit doing that many times too
Plus, if the price is way too low in my estimate& I suspect the winning bidder has a much higher ceiling, I raise it by bidding higher in steps so that it doesn't sell for too cheap, even though I don't want that item.
Originally Posted by Late-Hit
I'm not that competitive, so I don't get much thrill from "winning" an auction. Most of my purchases on eBay have been BIN items. I guess I just prefer going to thrift stores and antique stores. That way, I have a complete shopping experience, and can look for other things along the way... and I'm always looking for a lot of different things.
Although I will admit it's fun to get things in the mail, shopping online just doesn't 'do it' for me.
Getting things in the mail is one of the best perks of online shopping for me!This is contributed by being in a culture that hardly practices gift-giving as much as people do in the West. And by being in a family where gifts are practically extinct.
Once in a blue moon, they come, but are usually cheapies that you won't really pay attention to anyway!
So instead, I 'gift' myself something special when I feel I have worked hard and saved enough, and what could be more special to someone with a hyperactive nose than a nearly full bottle of vintage juice?