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|12-11-2007 03:05 PM|
|Cassack||Kind offer, thank you. At the moment, I have most of my garage stuff and painting equipment packed in prep for a move out of California in the next few months. As such, I don't believe I'll be practicing on anything for awhile. I thought about doing some flame work on the refridgerator but the wife had her own opinion on that idea.|
|12-11-2007 02:17 PM|
Originally Posted by Cassack View Post
Keep in mind, this was back when dial-up was the king... With less then 20 seconds I got outbid and managed to put in one more bid and my computer locked up for 5 seconds or so while the dial-up processed my request. Needless to say, I lost. Not knowing how to play the game and being so new, I was an easy opponent to beat. I was crushed..
Looking back, I'm sure as hell glad that I didn't win that custom painted tin set as it was UGLY... Purples with yellows and red, IIRC. Yuck!!!
Since then, I've won many parts and pieces for my VN750 including the current tank and fenderset that I had custom painted on the bike now. I never modify my parts unless I have spares in case I dork them up.
I've learned a lot in the past 8 years about eBay and what I'm willing to spend for something. I told Chad that the set up for auction should go for around $65 or so. I wonder what Cassman92's high bid was. He got a good deal, not a great deal. I hope it works out for him...
If you need a rear fender to practice on, I've got a few extra's in my parts department. Let me know...
|12-11-2007 02:05 PM|
|Cassack||Interesting and informative reply. Nope, I'm not Cassman but I can see where that would be easily assumed given my moniker on this forum. I'm new to the EBay world and am learning the ropes. I'm not heartbroken over the loss as I only wanted it for spares and to try my hand at some custom paintwork. I've done some painting in the past and have some airbrush skills that I'd like to carry over from my other hobby (fish taxidermy); however, I'm not so confident in those skills and the new medium where I was willing to take a chance on my actual bike tank. Probably better to practice on the brain pan first then move to the bike. Thanks for the info......Respects, Cassack|
|12-11-2007 12:45 PM|
Originally Posted by Cassack View Post
Chad and I were watching that auction with interest. If I had a paint set-up or a cheap painter, I would have gotten involved in it.
OK, I've looked over that auction's bid history and here is my thoughts on how that auction could have been won.
See the bid history: http://offer.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/...m=330195253243
Our Search Goddess taught me a hard lession a long time ago. In eBay, everything goes and there are no friends. Harsh but true. I fully subscribe to the motto "All's fair in Love and eBay"... Long ago, there was something I really wanted for my VN750. Dianna beat me in the last 4 seconds of the auction. She wanted it more then I did. So, I emailed her and asked her what she did to ensure the win. She told me the plain and simple truth, that she wanted it more and that she would not allow her bid to go in with enought time to cause "ego bidding". She used a service to snipe her bid at the last few seconds. It costs money to use, but if used wisely, it saves money. Sometimes a lot of money...
That week, I really wanted a air compressor in my area that was pick-up only. It was a $275 Craftsman compressor that had the bidding starting around $40.00. I put in my bid and quickly got outbid. I went up to $60 before I realised that my own ego was driving the bid up with two days to go. I signed up with the same snipe service that Dianna told me about and placed my snipe for $160, which would hit in the last 4 seconds of the auction. In the last 5 minutes, two bidders were dollar bidding against each other and had managed to raise it to $110 or so. With 4 seconds left, my $160 went in and I won it for $114.75. NOT BAD. By placing my bid with 4 seconds left, it kept the others ego's from bidding it up more then they already had. Granted, if someone had a proxy bid of $162 or more in already, all my bid would have done would have been to drive up the price in the last 4 seconds, but in this case bidding smart saved me a lot of money. The seller was kinda pissed as he hoped that ego would net him a nice payday. He never left me feedback, but hey - I got a $275 brand new compressor for $115, so I live with it
In the end, it is about who wants it more. By using a snipe service, I just remove my (rather large) ego from the bidding contest. I place my snipe and walk away. If I win, I win. If not, I know that someone wanted it more then I did - but they paid dearly for it
All's Fair in Love and eBay...
|12-11-2007 10:43 AM|
|Cassack||Lost it in the last few minutes. Snaked again, oh well....such is life.|
|12-10-2007 09:54 PM|
|bulldog485||Congrats on your win... I'm surprised that our Search Goddess didn't snipe them...|
|12-10-2007 08:20 PM|
|Cassack||Thanks for the info. I won't be in California for much longer, so I can make adjustments where necessary. Much appreciated....|
|12-10-2007 06:54 PM|
|cegodsey||Check the Vulcan Verses. There's a list in there somewhere for the differences between the years. The other thing - you're in California, and I think there might be a difference in the California tanks, as in an atmospheric pipe or some such.|
|12-10-2007 06:46 PM|
|Cassack||Got it...thanks. Part numbers are the same. Appreciated.|
|12-10-2007 06:25 PM|
Almost certain they will, check the part numbers on Ron Ayers site, should be the same.
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