Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ebay missed opportunity...arrrgh

Arrrrgh! I had been watching the Jeter card above on eBay for a few days. I need it for the 2000 HoloGRFX A Piece of the Series set I am trying to collect. Jeter is probably the most expensive card in the set, and with 14 minutes to go, the card was only at 4 bids and $6.50. I was going to take a shot at this sucker.

Well, I got distracted and when I went back to bid, the auction had just ended...and the winning price? $6.50. Arrrrrgh. I mean, maybe the other person had a maximum bid of $20 and I wouldn't have gotten it anyways, but I'm kicking myself for not even being able to try.

Does that ever happen to you guys? Do you ever watch an item, get ready to swoop in, and then miss your chance?


  1. That used to happen to me more times than I care to mention. It is also the reason why I went to using a sniper. I use Bid-O-Matic and I never have to worry about missing an auction again.

  2. It's given me the reason to do so as well. I'm going to be kicking myself over this one for quite a while.

  3. I've put an auction on my watch list, intending to come back to bid later... only to completely forget about it until the next time I check my watch list and see it among the ended auctions.

  4. I have lost a few that way as well and almost always the winning bid is in the range of what I would spend.