Cheeky Ebay bid, you didn't truly expect to win…
Despite already owning a mk1 love/hate, I’m now awaiting a new old stock mk2 frame to be delivered. It was going for £99 with 3mins left, put in £101 as my max, and won it! This was despite me selling one of my old frames this week as it seemed silly having frames i wasn’t using.
Has anyone else thrown on a cheeky bid, not truly expecting to win an item, and what was it?Posted 5 years agokayak23Subscriber
Kona Fire Mountain. Poorly worded ad and not brilliant pic.
I’ve ‘accidentally’ bought tons of stuff off ebay now. Managed to cut down a bit lately thankfully.
I was bidding on a complete bmx once. Had £100 as my maximum and faithfully stuck to it. The bidding went just over £100 so sticking to my promise I left it alone. I went and bid on another bmx and won it, only to find out the winning bid on the previous bmx had been withdrawn and I was now the winning bidder at my maximum.
Looking into it and at the sellers history I discovered that this is a common scam called ‘shilling’ (I think) to get maximum bids out of people and so protested it and managed not to have to buy them both!Posted 5 years agofirestarterSubscriber
I was after new mirrors for the motorbike and they are getting harder to get decent ones as bike gets older. A new old set came up and week before it was up I stuck a 99p bid on so I wouldn’t forget about them, I forgot when I got an email telling me I’d won them 😉 free postage too , nicePosted 5 years agolister11Member
1 year old Norco team DH. Brand new warranty replaced rear end. Barely used.
The guy had sold it a few weeks before for over £1500 but the chap messed him around. He relisted and went in holiday. I pounced. Couldn’t pick it up and get outta there quick enough..he wasn’t entirely happy but did the right thing anyway.
2 weeks later my warranty replacement front end arrived from Norco 2nd to the frame recall they were doing! Brand new Norco team DH it is then.Posted 5 years agolister11Member
Oh, also, a 2001 VW transporter bought for £587 whilst super drunk. Didn’t even recall it in the morning. Took 2 days before I checked my emails.
Ex plumbers van. Grotty inside. But a little clean, some paint inside and a nifty bed in the back meant it was used to live in over 10 months kayaking in Austria.
Massive bargainPosted 5 years agodribblingMember
Literally, this week, glancing the mobile for Buy it Now’s just listed while queuing in Bolton Post Office, spotted an 2008 Sworks Stumpy 120, with full xtr, thompson, mavic crossmax wheels, fox 130mm etc, for silly money, that had been listed for 6 minutes…
Quick panic check of seller to see if legit, took a decision it was.
Bought & paid instantly.
Spoke to him, drove 400 miles that night round trip to pick it up, still wary…
Arrived to find a total gent & a genuine bike – all previous manuals – as in ALL, right down to packaging for tyres – even got a cuppa and good chat out of it.
Showroom condition, spotless – it was like a time-warp looking at it.
I did feel quite bad, I told him – I still do in fact – he knew it was going for less than it’s worth, but apparently ebay restricted amount he could ask as first sale on eBay?…I’ll be flogging him a bit extra by paypal when I’ve sold my old bike.
Still can’t get smile off my face; although Mrs D is not impressed at it being in the spare room.Posted 5 years agoandywoodsMember
daft bid on set of four thule roof carriers complete with roof rack £16.00 guy was moving house and needed them picking up straight away. felt guilty giving the guy the cash picking them up. spent about £20 buying new foot pack one new roof and four bike racks to fit new car i`d just bought.Posted 5 years ago
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