That happens when corn hits $3.60 and beans hit $9.50!!!Anything around the midwest seems to get stupid. I was watching one in Nebraska last go round, went for like $2200 with a bad transmission.
You were heading the right direction, they assume you are a business.. It is a marketing survey. Make sure your firewall and security software is turned off or it gives ya' fits..I registered with Dovebid and tried bidding on one here locally and as soon as I went to bid it showed a screen that asked a bunch of questions about what my business name was and how many employees I had. Wondered if it was only businesses that they dealt with. Haven't messed around with it since.
Any suggestions on what I was doing wrong or how to complete the bidding process with them is greatly appreciated.
Please wait until the auction is about to end before you bid next time. I watched the price on lot #'s 2009 and 4004 go from $700.00 down to $525.00 and back up to $1800.00 and $1825.00 at the end. I have a theory that we bidders are being hustled by Dovebid or Frito Lay. I want you to think about this, the prices started at $700.00 and there were no bids so (insert explanative here) decided to drop the price to $525.00, so that someone would make a bid, and of course somebody took the bait and bid. Do you know what happened next? Yes you guessed it, another user (Dovebid) immediately bid against them until they outbid them, meanwhile driving up the price. Heres what makes me mad:nuke: ; the user (Dovebid) only outbid them by $10.00 and stopped! This happened over and over! Well the 1st user probably checked the auction later when he got home from working ,and of course he could not accept defeat, so he bid again, and made his maximum bid much higher, and was in the lead again after only one bid, later he was outbid by $10.00 and nothing more, and in the process the price went up considerably! The Hustle should be obvious to most by now! Each time he was outbid by $10.00 and nothing more, until the auction ended at the magic number $1800.00. This number is magic because when I inquired to the mechanic on site about the vans, he said " $1800.00 would be a good price" well what do you know the auction ended at $1800.00. So please next time wait until the very end to make your bid, that way somebody will get a good deal. Take my advice and see if Dovebid does'nt just raise the starting bid.
I've wondered if we (folks here on the board) weren't bidding against ourselves on these things..I guess your talking about me on #4004. The max I wanted to spend was 1800. Guess what, who ever had set their Autobid limit was higher than I wished to spend and they won the truck.
That's what happens when bidding starts, no one wins except the seller. Who ever won the truck had to spend an $600 because of me, again, their Autobid was set.
Area 51, if we landed on the Moon, JFK, Dovebid...