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Eduardo
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: What's grouping? Reply with quote

Hi Mario,


First of all, congratulations for the Gixen.com website. It is very good!


I would like to know one information: I want to make sure I understand the meaning of grouping in your website. As far as I understood, when I group two items under a certain grouping number, if I win the first item, my second bid is cancelled. Is my understanding right?


Thank you!
Eduardo
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: What's grouping?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct Eduardo, you understood it well.

Just make sure auctions you are grouping are not within 2 minutes of each other. In fact, more than 10 seconds should be enough, but 10-seconds part I'm still testing.

Thank you for writing, it's good to hear comments.

Mario.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be possible to have grouped items that bid on the second item only if the first item is won?

For example, there was recently a listing for a car stereo and an additional auction for the a CD changer which went with the stereo. Why they choose to sell them seperately, I don't know, but some do.

Anyway. If the first item isn't won, there's no point in bidding on the second item since they go together. I know that if you win the first item, there is no guarentee you'd win the second item, but that's a chance you take in sniping of live bidding.

Just an idea. It's not often something like this occurs.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be possible, but I'm not sure it's worth the development time, plus it might confuse some users. I don't think I'll pursue that...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that idea. I have entered a bid in Gixen for an eBay item and I'd like to enter another bid for an auction for an accessory to that item that closes a couple of hours later. If I win the first item, I would like to snipe for the second. However, if I don't win it, I obviously don't want the accessory.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please try to understand - as it is, small percentage of users use even groups. Users like you who would appreciate conditional bidding are probably in 1% minority. At this point of life of Gixen I can't invest that much time developing a (quite complex) feature that only a tiny fraction of users need.

In fact, from a pure economic point of view, Gixen return on investment, as it is now, is non-existent.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Using groups and multiple quantities Reply with quote

I have an additional question about groups. Will the grouping function allow me to bid on and win multiple separate auctions? For example, I want to purchase two of particular item. There are 5 separate items available. If I set up a group over those 5 items and define a quantity of 2, will Gixen continue to bid on items until two have been successful of the 5?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Gixen is not that smart Sad.

If you win 1 item out of 5 (in a single auction), Gixen will consider auction as won and cancel other scheduled grouped snipes.
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