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Include bid increment in email notifications?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:51 am    Post subject: Include bid increment in email notifications? Reply with quote

I wonder, why not include minimum bid increment when sending notifications? Currently, notifications are sent only when items we list in gixen are outbid. But what about items where our bid is under minimum increment from current price? This auction will fail without being noticed before auction has been ended.

I'm not sure if I'm clear, so for example, let's say my maximum bid for an item is 8$ and before auction ends price came to 7.6$. This auction will fail for me because of minimum bid increment of 0.5$. If I would receive email notification informing me about this I would have opportunity to increase my bid to 8.2$ to win it.

Hopefully this it's clear what I mean. What do you think about it?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand your point, the algorithm is a bit more complicated than that though because eBay will accept a bid that is less than one increment above the current auction price if there are NOT any other bids on the item.

So the algorithm has to additionally take account of the number of bids.
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