I have been watching an item on ebay for 3 days and today I started bidding. I was highest bidder right up to 7 seconds when I was outbid. Not by a quid or two but the bidder went mental. We were bidding in the low teen and just reached the 20s when with only 7 seconds left a red notice said you have been outbid. Enter £62 + to win. so I lost out I wasnt about to match that silly price. So its back to the drawing board.
We have just got in from louis walk rather windswept. But a nice cuppa will son put that right.
I fell asleep on settee .when I woke I toddled back to my pc to see how my reserve ebay item was doing. It had half hour to run. I bid and got the green note you are the highest. Great but I was out bid. this went on back and forth for 20 mins or so. Then as it approached the one minute count down I left it sitting on the red notice. When it reached 3 seconds I pushed my bid. I hoped it would be to late for the other bidder to get in.
Bingo it worked I won. I dont bid very often and when I do I seldom win. All I wanted was a notebook that I can use for spares to repair my own. If I took it to a repairer it would cost more than its worth so I would have ended up throwing it in the bin.