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Ugh... Don't you just hate ebay...

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:40 pm
by Soaker Leader
Well I am hoping to add a heavy CPS to my arsenal this winter as a christmas present. Either a Cps 2500 or a Cps 2000 (as usual =S). Well I had been following this auction for the last few hours and was hoping to score a Cps 2500... But no... I don't... I get this dumb out "proxy" bided =|. 9 seconds left and I made my bid at 45$ and then there is the dang ebay proxy bid feature... anybody mind telling me how it works so I can use it next time? Ugh... Kinda dissapointed though =[.

Linkey: ... 0039590338

Um eh? Anyone happen to be selling a CPS 2500 or 2000?
I doubt it, but its worth a try....

Anyway, I just felt like sharing this =p


Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:14 pm
by Silence
I have absolutely no clue--none whatsoever--but the proxy method might involve having eBay make you vote automatically at the last moment and win, no matter what other peoples' bids are, as long as the amount you specify is greater than the votes of everybody else. But it said the winning bid was $45 too, so I don't really know for sure.

'Tis a pity you lost the auction. But here's to hoping you'll win the next one!

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:58 am
by JLspacemarine
Try to avoid these prices when bidding(15, 20, 35, 45...). The best way to win an auction is to bid something like 46,53$ so you'll be sure to keep the first place if someone bid 25, 35 or 45$, but outbid if someone bid higher than 50$.

Too bad there is no other CPS 2000/2500 on ebay this week... I've seen 3 other CPS 2500 auctions last month only, maybe you'll find another one soon.

EDIT: You are lucky,there is a CPS 2500 auction just here: ... dZViewItem

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:08 am
by C-A_99
One problem for me, you have to be 18 to register for ebay (which was not the case earlier I believe), my siblings are in college and my dad won't make one for some reason. (he did before but forgot all the stuff today) Not to mention, my parents would never let me get a $40 (including shipping) 2500 for whatever reason. Don't have that much time nor tools for homemades, but it's something I'm still looking into, but I would still like the heavy CPS's anyway to expand the range of my armory, and it sort of fills the gap between a typical stock gun and a homemade. I'll see what I can do.

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:22 am
by joannaardway
There are programs that will "snipe" auctions for you. Set it with your numbers, the end time and auction number, and it'll dump your bid on right at the end, giving you a high chance of success.

There are a lot of free ones, but beware of spyware.

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:44 pm
by Soaker Leader
Yes I know of sniping programs which I have looked at, but I prefer doing it manually incase it screwes up. If you look carefully, I did my bit at 9 seconds befor the auction ended, but it appears that the other guy put in a maximum bid of like 50 bucks or something at the start of the auction. There for it hid the highest bid of 50 dollars in this instance and just showed the price that ebay bid for him which was below 50. Thats how he outbid me =|.

It was a big bummer but hopefully I can win this new one coming up =].

Thanks all



Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:33 pm
by Soaker Leader
Its funny about this auction for the 2500, the other guy is like, a crazed monster... He trys so hard yet he keeps failing... look at his bids... I have made 2 and he has made basically 10... I put down my first proxy bid, he treid like 8 or so times... he got exausted at 50$ then he feels like driving it up more and more. Yet I still concqur is attempts... I have a plan on how I am going to play it out on this Fire guy =], so we will see how it goes. Either way I will end up with a Cps 2000/2500 (or both) by christmas :cool: . ... 0038423459

Link to the bids to see how funny this guy is =].



Edit: well the auction is about a day from closing, and I find that its not worth to bid more then I did, so I figured if this Slaj guy really wants it he is going to have to pay more for it then he should =P, so I drove the price from 75$ to 90$ with shipping it should total about 100+$ if it goes at this price alone...