Yeah that is why you have to be in first with your BIN haha. I understand not wanting to pay more, but sometimes I think it is worth it if it is a fish that you couldn't stand to lose.
man it's torture though when there is no BIN option! I was so anxious the whole time I was waiting on the auctions on my girls, I considered emailing the seller and just paying the extra to end the auction early! I was worried that someone else would buy my spoon headed girls, no matter how incorrect they are!
Yes, on AB I am 1ravenwinds13....most of time I BIN since usually not over $10 more,sometimes I won't look at auctions where the seller doesn't have BIN....in fact, unless I see something in the thumbnail that compels me, I won't look at fish that are already bid on.
I guess I'm not much of an auction kind of girl, despite all the evidence to the contrary; out of 290+ transactions on Aquabid, think I've only bid AGAINST someone twice! Lately though, more people are snatching bettas right out from under me at end of auction....(does anyone else think its kind of sneaky and a bit mean to "steal" an auction in last half hour or so? I don't usually have an issue with it if it's done at least 1hr before end of auction...that way, it gives the original bidder time to decide if they want to up their bid...
I LOVE Majcha! We've been pen pals since I won one of his 1st auctions for a male OHM gold orange platinum dragons...he used some sweet phrase with the bettas descriptive name...something like sugar coated...
The only issue I have with Majcha is his BIN price is sometimes double of start price. So, if the BIN is that inflated, I will only buy it if I don't want to live w/o it. The rest of them, I have to just bid on in hopes that I'll win the auction anyway.
I would definitely be mad if someone "stole" an auction from me in the last half hour, but at the same time, I can see WHY someone would. I mean, they're likely to spend less money if they steal the auction clear at the end versus bidding early and getting into a bid war with someone.
And then maybe (not likely, but maybe) they didn't see the fish until clear at the end of the auction.
I'd still be mad but they probably wouldn't do it out of malicious intent. I think it's more unfair than rude, but an auction IS an auction. It's not really like they did it illegally and in a way that puts them at an advantage. They just happened to be the ones by the computer at the end of an auction. If that makes sense?
But by all means, it doesn't mean you can't be mad. That's natural especially if you REALLY liked the fish!
Catwoman move to Alberta... Four breeders and more to come. Lol.
Good luck on that girl senshine!
Hey, Matt, are you bidding on any fishies? I just saw a new bidder with "Matt" in the name and wondered.....I think we need a sticky thread where everyone can put their Aquabid user names (if different from their names here) so we don't end up bidding on each other's fish by accident. I will certainly outbid someone I don't know if I really want a fish (especially Mech21 who always tries to get my fish! Gosh darn it....) but I would never do that to anyone I'd met here.