> ? "Mr. Jaggers" <lugburzman[at]yahoo[dot]com> Y???? ?? T?
>>> I was watching an auction when suddenly realized that the seller was
>>> and the high bidder Brickboytx :-)
>>> The coin is yours Brickboy !
>> Are you saying that you'll let the identity of the seller and the
>> identity of one of the bidders stand in the way of your getting a
>> coin you need? After all, it's not the coin's fault who owns it or
>> who wants it.
> Yes, I don't want to make an rcc-er pay more for a coin he wants.
> Maybe silly but it's a matter of principle for me.
Gogu - If I were you, I wouldn't worry too much about who else is bidding
on the auctions you're interested in. These are public auctions,
afterall. And, I'm pretty certain that you don't know all of our ebaY
IDs, so you have probably already bid against some of us. I know I've bid
against at least a few RCCers before. For some auctions I was the first
bidder, and found that other RCCers have bid after me. Sometimes, just
the opposite (for instance, I've found that I've competed against Bill K,
Dale H, Cliff, and Eric T on quite a few Morgan Dollar auctions). I've
lost most of them, BTW. Dems the breaks. Sometimes you will win.
Sometimes you will lose. Hey, if you don't bid the price up, someone else
Who knows? Maybe the other RCCer just put in a token lowball bid for
kicks and giggles, to see if they can 'steal' a coin for almost nothing,
not really expecting to win, or even try to win. I've done that - put in
30 or 40 lowball bids, hoping to snag one or two for next to nothing, if
I get so lucky as to find an auction with little traffic.
I say, if you want the coin, bid to your max. If the other RCCer wants
the coin more than you, they'll bid higher than you.
Now that I've said all that, I, too, will likely not bid on an auction if
I notice that another RCCer is interested in that coin. I consider it a
common courtesy thing for me. But, I don't usually look to see who else
is bidding; therefore, I don't notice if there's an RCCer in the mix.
How's that for a bunch of babble?!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
I'm the epitome of contradicions, today! LOL!