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    Missed it by that much!

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    Well I guess its been a dream of mine for a while now to own a La Cimbali Junior.

    There was quite a nice Junior D on the Bay of Evil this week. Great condition, 2 years old, good starting price etc.

    I was the high bidder for the last several days. With 30 secs to go I placed a safety bid somewhat higher than I expected it go. At 20 seconds someone made a serious effort but I was still in the lead. At 10 seconds a new bidder came on and I lost the lead. With seconds to go I could only watch helplessly as Junior slipped away from me.

    Its probably not a new story to anyone here but Im feeling the disappointment real bad right now. In retrospect I could have gone $200 higher and maybe got it.

    :( :( :( :( :( :(

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A47404946280 link=1249467612/0#0 date=1249467612
    Well I guess its been a dream of mine for a while now to own a La Cimbali Junior.

    There was quite a nice Junior D on the Bay of Evil this week. Great condition, 2 years old, good starting price etc.

    I was the high bidder for the last several days. With 30 secs to go I placed a safety bid somewhat higher than I expected it go. At 20 seconds someone made a serious effort but I was still in the lead. At 10 seconds a new bidder came on and I lost the lead. With seconds to go I could only watch helplessly as Junior slipped away from me.

    Its probably not a new story to anyone here but Im feeling the disappointment real bad right now. In retrospect I could have gone $200 higher and maybe got it.

    :( :( :( :( :( :(
    I only ever use a snipe program...

    Set to 3sec post end time and establish what I want to pay and then walk away...

    I never watch or make an early bid.. It shows ya hand...

    If I get it.. Great... If I get out bid, then some one had deeper pockets and I go and have another coffee :-)

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    I think the main thing in real auctions or on evil bay is to set yourself a hard limit, and bid up to that point by whichever means you wish (I too use a sniper program on occasion).
    If someone outbids you, you have not lost - they have paid too much.

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    What sniper program are you two using. :)

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    Ah, snipe programs- my secrets out!
    Brett

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    Quote Originally Posted by 49565C4D505E525A4D3F0 link=1249467612/3#3 date=1249505411
    What sniper program are you two using. :)
    The less that know teh better :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B5A535A525E4C4B5A4D3F0 link=1249467612/4#4 date=1249505546
    Ah, snipe programs- my secrets out!
    Brett
    There are a couple... But one is a re badged FREE system and then they sell it.. I do not use that one..

    I use the free one and make the odd donation..

    Was once a bid watcher / not a sniper.. That came later..

    PM if you need more info.


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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    www.justsnipe.com/
    Brett

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    I use jbidwatcher as it is system independent, and will run on linux as well as windows

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    its no secret guys, these programs are everywhere, everyone is using them, its funny to watch the ipone auctions......refresh every second in the last minute, then watch the snipes come in left, right and centre! majority between 5-0 sec remaining, and on a side note, telemaster.....are you a skiier?(just wondering cause your name.....telemark?)

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    I had a laugh how many are watching that 2 grp exopobar in Bris right now......

    snipers at the ready....... bid 1k+?

    tick toc tick toc

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    We are OT... Suggest further chat on this be in the OT forum.

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    Quote Originally Posted by 153A33312619353A35333139313A20540 link=1249467613/10#10 date=1249512157
    We are OT... *Suggest further chat on this be in the OT forum.
    Agreed, moved and renamed...In fact I think the entire thread was always out of place ;)

    FWIW, I really dont like the Junior or the Faema that much....They run old skool hot hot hot.... :)

    2mcm

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    Quote Originally Posted by 484C6A737376697E711F0 link=1249467613/8#8 date=1249510801
    its no secret guys, these programs are everywhere, everyone is using them, its funny to watch the ipone auctions......refresh every second in the last minute, then watch the snipes come in left, right and centre! majority between 5-0 sec remaining, and on a side note, telemaster.....are you a skiier?(just wondering cause your name.....telemark?)
    No, sorry, I play a Fender Telecaster guitar and Danny Gatton, a famous player was called the Telemaster- just in honour of him
    Quote Originally Posted by 2D726A7C777C7079797A7A727E711F0 link=1249467613/11#11 date=1249512444
    Quote Originally Posted by 153A33312619353A35333139313A20540 link=1249467613/10#10 date=1249512157
    We are OT... *Suggest further chat on this be in the OT forum.
    Agreed, moved and renamed...In fact I think the entire thread was always out of place ;)

    FWIW, I really dont like the Junior or the Faema that much....They run old skool hot hot hot.... :)

    2mcm
    I assume thats not all Faemas- mine doesnt run at all hot
    Brett

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    Re: Missed it by that much!

    Brugnetti Simona "Top" on the bay

    who was watching that? i thought 300 would have been really good buying and then KAPOW away it went ......

    interesting little machine that one



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