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godzilla
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Gixen.com use of information Reply with quote

Couldn't Gixen use the information to bid on good deals we find?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I suppose Mario could. I've seen absolutely no evidence that he does though.

Personally even if I had access to the same information as Mario about our bidding habits, I'd be very sceptical about using any specifics without quite a lot of further research. Specific bids are even worse than using single eBay auctions as a guide to value.

The overall trend information, I would think would be quite reliable and useful to some (but not myself).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps a more lucrative idea for Mario would be to collect bidding data on individuals so he could blackmail them. Laughing (disclaimer: this is just a random comment by a random poster intended as a random joke. Mario would never even think of doing such a thing; besides, my bidding data is so boring he would quickly lose interest. Laughing )
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing a search on completed items you won makes more sense for me. This way you can see what good deals were really good.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant completed items you won.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember I found it fun to collect some statistics very early on (e.g. mean price for which item is won is $17 as from what I can recall), but never found an ethical way to take advantage of all this information. If someone has a good (and ethical) idea, please come forward with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mario wrote:
If someone has a good (and ethical) idea, please come forward with it.

Anonymous posting of the stats can get an idea at what time sales go higher or lower. This way maybe someone can think about starting their own sales business at some particular season.
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