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Sunday, May 21, 2006



Wow, that's some eBay listing! I'm not sure I've ever seen one quite as detailed as that. I hope you're successful.

Malnurtured Snay

Hey, SD, speaking of matted prints -- do you still have shot of the rowhomes with the bright doors on 39th Street? The one you showed me at the Hopkin's Fair a year ago?

Malnurtured Snay

Whenever I want to get something from eBay, I always wait until as close as the auction closes as I can to bid. I don't get people who bid early, either -- maybe they're new to eBay and don't understand how it works?


I do still have that one. Matted even. :) Maybe one day I will get that to you, in addition to getting JT his framed espresso cups...

that is a pretty good listing - although you have to scroll nearly to the end to find out the camera is digital,i suspect anyone looking for that much camera already knows. a friend who works for ebay once told me any bids before the last 12 hours are total luck. hopefully you'll get a great price - good luck!


Actually, this is the category hierarchy it's under: Cameras & Photo > Digital Cameras > Point & Shoot > 7.0 Megapixels & More > Canon. Not only that, but the title of the listing is "Canon PowerShot Pro1 8 MP w/ EXTRA 256 MB & CAMERA BAG", also giving away the fact that it's digital (thus, the megapixel count and need for digital memory). I hope people know what they're bidding on! (I suspect that they do.)

Malnurtured Snay

maybe i'm mis-reading the bid-history on your auction ... but did that dude outbid THEMSELVES like six times in a row?


I have NO idea. My guess is that he was outbidding someone else?? Though I don't know why the other person's bids wouldn't have shown up. I really don't know!

But I have seen that in the bid histories of other items, so I don't think this was a random fluke on my listing or a crazy guy bidding against himself. There is someone earlier in the bid history who looks to have done the same thing. It must mean something I don't understand.

Malnurtured Snay

Come to think of it, he was probably out-bidding himself to get past your reserve.

Mal Snay

Oh -- one other thing about your listing. You say you'll leave feedback in RETURN for the customer leaving you feedback.

I dunno, but I think if the seller pays promptly and without trouble, the seller should post feedback as soon as they've been paid.


But then wouldn't I see the bid going up in small increments, not just the same bid over and over?

As for the feedback thing, I took that from someone else's listing, but it probably is more meaningful to people who sell on eBay all the time and care more about their feedback. I put it there because I've bought a couple of things and left feedback, but didn't get any in return. So I felt like this would work better if I promised to leave feedback only if I got it first. But honestly, I don't really care. :)

Changing a listing after the fact is harder - I think you have to append to it, I don't think you can edit it. Plus, it gives people license to retract their bid if the listing was changed, and I don't want to do that. My guess is that whoever buys the camera doesn't care enough about the feedback issue to let that affect their bidding.

Malnurtured Snay

Bid Increments:

Yeah, okay, scratch my theory.


Well, I wouldn't edit it to replace that or anything, it was just a general comment about something I've noticed a lot on eBay lately.


You will love the 350d. It's the best thing I own.

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