Joined: 09 Aug 2007 Posts: 6503 Location: Bristol, UK
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:21 am Post subject:
The bid increment rules dictate that each bid accepted by eBay must be at least one increment above the current auction price.
Since there may be other bids accepted in the last few seconds the later your bid the more likely the price will have risen to the point where your bid is no longer a sufficient amount above the current price to be accepted by eBay, it is thus more likely that even though your bid may have been higher than anyone elses it is still not high enough to win the auction.
Another eBay rule is that if two bids of the same amount are accepted by eBay the earlier one wins, so the later your bid the more likely you are to loose because of this.
Finally the later you bid the more likely it is to be too late due to network latency, or server overload either at eBay or at Gixen. _________________ Mark
Last edited by Cupid on Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:24 am; edited 1 time in total