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Old 06-02-2018, 06:14 PM
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Please explain why this auction ended at $228.50.

Auction # 183244624720 https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/183244624...2047675.l10137

The auction was listed at $99.00 starting bid, $259.00 BIN, and no reserve.

Ebay bidding increment at the $100.00-249.99 level is $2.50.

I was the second highest bidder at $188.65 so with a higher proxy bid the auction should have ended at $191.15.

Why then did ebay take a higher proxy from the same bidder and bump up the final price to $228.50?



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Old 06-02-2018, 07:12 PM
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From what I see you were the third highest bidder, a**r and 1**n both bid higher.
i**n put in a $226.50 bid at exactly the same time you placed your bid.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:13 PM
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That's a good point, there did not appear to be another bidder in between those 2 bids. I was also following this set purely out of curiosity of what it would bring. Although I wouldn't get to disappointed in the outcome. It was missing the fine tuning knob, the power cord for sure, and possibly the speaker wires were cut. With all that damage, I'd bet the CRT was shot as well.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:15 PM
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From what I see you were the third highest bidder, a**r and 1**n both bid higher.
i**n put in a $226.50 bid at exactly the same time you placed your bid.
Thanks, I do see that now. I guess the fact that it seemed to be listed out of order confused me.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:21 PM
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That's a good point, there did not appear to be another bidder in between those 2 bids. I was also following this set purely out of curiosity of what it would bring. Although I wouldn't get to disappointed in the outcome. It was missing the fine tuning knob, the power cord for sure, and possibly the speaker wires were cut. With all that damage, I'd bet the CRT was shot as well.
I wondered about the condition of the TV also, noting the lack of the power cord, so I contacted the seller. He did email back stating that the TV does work, the picture tube lights up, but he couldn't tune in any stations without an antenna. I didn't believe him.

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Old 06-02-2018, 07:51 PM
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Seller had zero feedback and too little description. Could have added 10 more pictures instead of just the 3 he added, after only having 1 to start with. I wont believe the sale goes thru until they come here and say they picked it up, or they leave the seller good feedback. I hope it turns out honest. Good deal if he is.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:02 PM
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Its simple. Someone did you a favor.
It is an early 80's stripped Hitachi 13" known for bad FBT's. No
jacks etc......... Just another OK average set.
If I advertised " I will take your CRT sets for free" I would have
hundreds of them as soon as word got around. There is plenty of
sets like this & much better for free or a few bucks. You just gotta
learn how to find them.

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Old 06-02-2018, 09:30 PM
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Its simple. Someone did you a favor.
It is an early 80's stripped Hitachi 13" known for bad FBT's. No
jacks etc......... Just another OK average set.
If I advertised " I will take your CRT sets for free" I would have
hundreds of them as soon as word got around. There is plenty of
sets like this & much better for free or a few bucks. You just gotta
learn how to find them.

Good luck
73 Zeno
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I think you have the wrong thread...This about a GE coaxial console...Unless of course someone stuck a Hitachi inside the cabinet and I missed it.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:50 PM
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$228 for that set is still a great deal and it looks like it's in fantastic shape.
It's pick up only so pretty hard to get ripped off in that case.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:38 PM
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Ray Sieracki had a boner for that one . He's been looking for one for years, and we've been talking back and forth on it. Told him if he wants it and can afford it, since he's been looking forever just go got it.

Wonder if he's the one who won it?
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:53 PM
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Yeah the first link you provided goes to a little old Hitachi set.

If I'm not mistaken, on ebay you are able to enter your highest bid, and have ebay bid on your behalf, starting out just enough to outbid the next guy, but going up to your maximum. So if that's the case, there will be an automatic bidding war at the last second of the auction. Which I'm pretty sure is what happened here.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:00 PM
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Twas thinking of bidding on it. Glad I did not, that is more than I think one of those is worth.


That thing is in the same county as me...If the winner is a VK'er I could potentially pick it up for them and hold it or bring it to the next ETF.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:10 AM
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Yeah the first link you provided goes to a little old Hitachi set.
That's because ebay now plays games with finished auction links, trying to get you to look at what they think is a similar item.

Ebay also is playing with the "see other items" by the same seller links, often omitting it from the auction page itself. You then have to click on the seller ID and then find the "items for sale" link on that page.

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Old 06-03-2018, 01:43 PM
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My apologies, I was fooled. No insult meant !
A coax is a different story & of course desirable.

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