is the auctioneer on the take? (in General)


Underage Drinking [Battle Royale] January 10 2007 11:34 AM EST

i frequently view expired auctions and to my surprise i see that i won a pair of EG's for under 2k. i highly doubted that to be true. so with a bit of looking around to come across somethings that dont add up

from expired auctions records:
A Pair of Elven Gloves [3] for sale by auctioneer

$1,867 (max bid: 950,000) bid by drop precious cargo (blackmage) on November 29 2006 10:53 AM EST

transfer of the item to myself:
auctioneer (auctioneer) drop precious cargo (blackmage) A Pair of Elven Gloves [3] (end-auction 76798) November 29 2006 4:12 AM EST

but i was outbid before hand:
auctioneer (auctioneer) drop precious cargo (blackmage) $3945 (outbid 76798) November 28 2006 1:12 PM EST

the outbid clearly shows that this item 76798 went over $3945. and i bid on the item after i won it?i mean i won the item at 4:12 AM, my bid was placed the same day only later at 10:53 AM

i know auctions seems to only keep a record of what was the initial bid was from the winner(apparantly), thus not knowing what was the TRUE price paid for said item.

any takers on this or someone to explain why i am wrong?

P.S can i have my money back if i win? 950k minus $1,867 :P

AdminShade January 10 2007 3:22 PM EST

erm, 1 PM is after 4 AM...

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] January 10 2007 3:26 PM EST

but the 29th is after the 28th Shade ;)

Thraklight Resonance January 10 2007 4:01 PM EST

Two different auctions?

Wiki: Pair of Elven Gloves
ended
Net worth: $1,467
Net worth is a measure of how much has been spent on upgrades, not of market value.

Bids
$1,867 bid by drop precious cargo (blackmage) on November 29 2006 10:53 AM EST
$1,667 bid by dj1914 (Bank of Gordie) on November 29 2006 10:11 AM EST
$1,467 bid by matteo48 (cromar) on November 29 2006 8:23 AM EST

and

A Pair of Elven Gloves [3] for sale by auctioneer
Wiki: Pair of Elven Gloves
ended
Net worth: $1,467
Net worth is a measure of how much has been spent on upgrades, not of market value.

Bids
$4,352 bid by drop precious cargo (blackmage) on November 28 2006 1:14 PM EST
$4,145 bid by Anemik (Lley Gwalchmei) on November 28 2006 1:12 PM EST
$3,945 bid by drop precious cargo (blackmage) on November 28 2006 1:05 PM EST
$3,745 bid by mastinox (The Black Knight) on November 28 2006 12:44 PM EST
$3,545 bid by Anemik (Lley Gwalchmei) on November 28 2006 12:18 PM EST
$3,345 bid by mastinox (The Black Knight) on November 28 2006 12:17 PM EST
$3,145 bid by Anemik (Lley Gwalchmei) on November 28 2006 11:42 AM EST
$2,945 bid by Nectars (Rentacs) on November 28 2006 11:09 AM EST
$2,745 bid by mastinox (The Black Knight) on November 28 2006 10:57 AM EST
$2,545 bid by kulprit (kulprit) on November 28 2006 9:37 AM EST
$2,345 bid by setroth (Faith) on November 28 2006 8:22 AM EST
$1,667 bid by miyuki (Miyuki Quistis) on November 28 2006 7:21 AM EST
$1,467 bid by drop precious cargo (Hell Spawns) on November 28 2006 6:40 AM EST






Underage Drinking [Battle Royale] January 10 2007 4:10 PM EST

Shade: the 1pm reference was to show that the auction went higher that the winning bid that is all, has nothing to do with it being the day before

the auction numbers are the same 76798
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