- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
People that bid on Ebay!
I’m watching a dress right now that I’m thinking about bidding on for my flowergirl. She already has a dress, but its white (I originally wanted her in purple) and I’m just not in love with it. So a few days ago I was looking on Ebay and I found a cute purple dress with silver flowers and thought it would work perfectly. It still had 4 days left at the time and only 1 bid, so it was only .99 at the time. This brand in particular is pretty cheap anyways (dresses usually about $25.)
Anywho. I didnt bid on it, but kept watching it. Now theres 2 days left its up to $6, with only 2 bids. And the shipping is $7, so you might as well just buy it new, because you arent getting a good deal by that point (if people keep bidding, I mean.)
This is where my pet peeve comes in. One person bids to start it off at 99 cents. Another person bids, and instead of doing the minimum they bid up $5? Dont people realize that the more you bid on something, the higher the price goes? I dont understand why people dont just wait until something is about to expire before bidding, and then the price would be super low.
I mean, one time I was watching a ring on Ebay, waiting to bid. It still had like 6 days left, so I didnt want to bid yet. At the time it was only at $40 and had I think 3 bids. Checked it again the next day… it was up to $300! I think by the time it ended it sold for about $600 or so. If people just waited to bid then they might have gotten it for less than $100!
It really just makes no sense to me.