How can you tell if you have been bid up

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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I placed a bid of 99p on an item with no previous bidders but I put my max on at 3.99. Someone else bid a few times and then beat my bid so I was outbid. So I bid on another auction. The other bidder retracted the top bid so I am back to being the highest bidder. I am a bit cross because now I could end up with 2 similar items. I only bid on the other item after I had been outbid.
Any advice thanks

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  • spadooshspadoosh Forumite
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    Ermh.... retract your bid?
  • paul2louisepaul2louise Forumite
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    spadoosh wrote: »
    Ermh.... retract your bid?

    I presume you mean on the one that has been bid up.
    What reason would you give
  • pinkshoespinkshoes Forumite
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    I presume you mean on the one that has been bid up.
    What reason would you give

    That you had been outbid so have now bid on something else.

    Always best just to put a token bid on, then set a reminder to bid in the last few minutes!
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  • paul2louisepaul2louise Forumite
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    pinkshoes wrote: »
    That you had been outbid so have now bid on something else.

    Always best just to put a token bid on, then set a reminder to bid in the last few minutes!

    I do that sometimes but I am out when the auction ends so I set my max . But it bugs me as no other bidders then all of a sudden one bidder putting several bids and then retracting.
    Thanks for advice. :beer:
  • paul2louisepaul2louise Forumite
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    I can't retract as the auction ends in just over an hour. I have contacted the seller.
  • pinkshoespinkshoes Forumite
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    You could always use a sniper to win an auction if you are out?

    Sounds very much like someone trying to increase the bid amount. Was the bid retracted just before the cut off point?? (12 hours before end I think)
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

    No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
  • paul2louisepaul2louise Forumite
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    pinkshoes wrote: »
    You could always use a sniper to win an auction if you are out?

    Sounds very much like someone trying to increase the bid amount. Was the bid retracted just before the cut off point?? (12 hours before end I think)

    Quite possibly, first bid £2.36, then £3.76 then £4.19 which was then immediately retracted leaving my bid upped from 99p to £3.96.
    The seller let me cancel and I feel sorry for them for doing it but just before it ended another bidder came in with a higher bid so it sold for an ok price.
    I am still the only bidder on the 2nd auction so fingers crossed for a fair auction.
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