IDN Forums - Internationalized Domain Names  
Home | Advertise on idnforums | Premium Membership

Go Back   IDN Forums - Internationalized Domain Names > IDN Discussions > General Discussion

General Discussion Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 28th September 2008, 08:36 PM
Ryu's Avatar
Ryu Ryu is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,158
iTrader: (14)
Rep Power: 977
Ryu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished road
Tactics to induce exhaustion?

I just lost one snap auction, which is actually fine.

But, this auction took so long to end, and I feel so exhausted now.

My main competitor used a strange tactics. He almost always waited till last second to place his bid, then he automatically get outbid by the system. The timer gets reset to another 5 min. Again, he would wait till last second to place his bid, and so on and on.

He did outbid me a couple of times but almost instantly i outbid him again by a big margin. Then again he started the same thing.

I first got annoyed. Then I got pissed. Then I increased my bidding price. The end result? The auction got extended by almost one hour and I ended up bidding higher than I originally planned, which means the winner would have paid less if he bid strongly from the beginning.

I just don't get it... Is this a sort of tactics that is often used in an auction? The next time, I might just place my bid and go to sleep. Now I am exhausted.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 29th September 2008, 02:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,320
iTrader: (2)
Rep Power: 1435
IDNCowboy will become famous soon enoughIDNCowboy will become famous soon enoughIDNCowboy will become famous soon enoughIDNCowboy will become famous soon enoughIDNCowboy will become famous soon enoughIDNCowboy will become famous soon enoughIDNCowboy will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Skype™ to IDNCowboy
Re: Tactics to induce exhaustion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryu View Post
I just lost one snap auction, which is actually fine.

But, this auction took so long to end, and I feel so exhausted now.

My main competitor used a strange tactics. He almost always waited till last second to place his bid, then he automatically get outbid by the system. The timer gets reset to another 5 min. Again, he would wait till last second to place his bid, and so on and on.

He did outbid me a couple of times but almost instantly i outbid him again by a big margin. Then again he started the same thing.

I first got annoyed. Then I got pissed. Then I increased my bidding price. The end result? The auction got extended by almost one hour and I ended up bidding higher than I originally planned, which means the winner would have paid less if he bid strongly from the beginning.

I just don't get it... Is this a sort of tactics that is often used in an auction? The next time, I might just place my bid and go to sleep. Now I am exhausted.
always happens... welcome to snapnames
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 29th September 2008, 04:58 AM
dotworx's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 237
iTrader: (15)
Rep Power: 467
dotworx is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Tactics to induce exhaustion?

It's a tactic used by many to exhaust you, to piss you off, to make you give up or forget to refresh the page every a few minutes.

This method worked on me sometimes because I have to get up 4 or 5 AM in the morning to participate the auctions, if someone does this to me, I'd just give up and go back to sleep and he gets a bargain.

But obviously it has worked against himself this time.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 29th September 2008, 06:32 AM
touchring's Avatar
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,547
iTrader: (29)
Rep Power: 1258
touchring is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Tactics to induce exhaustion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dotworx View Post
It's a tactic used by many to exhaust you, to piss you off, to make you give up or forget to refresh the page every a few minutes.

This method worked on me sometimes because I have to get up 4 or 5 AM in the morning to participate the auctions, if someone does this to me, I'd just give up and go back to sleep and he gets a bargain.

But obviously it has worked against himself this time.

It's a tactic that leaves it to kharma, whoever has got his internet goes down first, or PC reboots. i lost a good name once this way.

lol
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 30th September 2008, 05:38 AM
Ryu's Avatar
Ryu Ryu is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,158
iTrader: (14)
Rep Power: 977
Ryu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished roadRyu is on a distinguished road
Re: Tactics to induce exhaustion?

i think the common way of thinking when one faces a bidder like the one i mentioned is this:

"if the bidder needs to think so hard to increase his bid, and each time at a min amount, he has to have serious budgetary constraint. then, why don't i increase my bid higher, as it should significantly increase my chance of winning the auction against this bidder?"

and so i did increase my bid twice or three times and i ended up bidding at a price about 50% higher than i originally planned. i am glad i lost this auction.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 30th September 2008, 02:32 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 401
nikel is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Tactics to induce exhaustion?

funny, this tactic has the exact opposite effect on me. It creates a challenge and it makes me more motivated to "win".
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 30th September 2008, 05:04 PM
sarcle's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 3,717
iTrader: (22)
Rep Power: 1726
sarcle will become famous soon enoughsarcle will become famous soon enoughsarcle will become famous soon enoughsarcle will become famous soon enoughsarcle will become famous soon enoughsarcle will become famous soon enoughsarcle will become famous soon enough
Re: Tactics to induce exhaustion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryu View Post
I just lost one snap auction, which is actually fine.

But, this auction took so long to end, and I feel so exhausted now.

Now I am exhausted.
Not from experience but I hear cocaine works well.

It is a tactic used by bidders. The one with the most stamina wins the domain.
__________________
I can hear the death rattle of fiat from here...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 01:17 PM.

Site Sponsors
Your ad here
buy t-shirt
מחיר הזהב

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright idnforums.com 2005

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54