Alerts? (in General)

Poorage May 27 2008 11:10 PM EDT

i have an idea for alerts maybe some kinda notification on CB when auctions for items ur looking for become available? like a more expansive alert system that notifys you somehow to your CB account (for those who never check email)

j'bob May 27 2008 11:44 PM EDT

Not trying to be difficult Poorage, but if you have to log in to CB to get said alert, can't you just check the auctions? You have to click "Home" to actually get your CM's, checking the auctions is only one more click.

Poorage May 27 2008 11:47 PM EDT

well most people dun well i mean options that alert you when auctions are at a certain end point or are just now comeing into auction but now that i look at it that way lol maybe an automated bidding system so u can place ur max bid when ur not online it auto bids for u as high as ur willing 2 go?

bartjan May 27 2008 11:48 PM EDT

It already uses autobidding...

Draugluin May 27 2008 11:52 PM EDT

It does? How?

Poorage May 27 2008 11:54 PM EDT

yeah im not bidding on tattoo of endurance anymore my max bid is 400k if sumone will break that that would be cool othe is that what u mean as in auto bidding?

j'bob May 27 2008 11:55 PM EDT

When you enter your bid for something simply put in the highest amount you'd be willing to spend and the AH increases your bid accordingly. It takes the money from your account but if you're out bid it refunds it. If you win for less than your highest amount, it will refund you the difference after you win.
This is also the way to keep from losing something to Central Banker.
Don't be cheap with your max bid though and be shocked if you lose to the meany Central Banker.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] May 27 2008 11:56 PM EDT guys really didn't know?

Say the current bid is $100,000, and goes up in $50k increments. You already know you are willing to pay up to $1,000,000.

So, instead of typing in $150k as your bid, you type in the full $1,000,000. It won't shoot the bid up to $1,000,000 right away, but if someone else bids $200k, it'll automatically up your bid to $250k and so on until your $1,000,000 cap has been reached.

Make sense? Sometimes I suck at explaining things...

j'bob May 27 2008 11:57 PM EDT

and Hakai hits one out of the park. Exactly.

Poorage May 27 2008 11:58 PM EDT

would be kool if people knew what ur max bid was so they didint up ur money spent on purpose lol

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] May 27 2008 11:59 PM EDT

Poorage, no one can see your max bid but you...

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] May 28 2008 12:00 AM EDT

and, if I misread your post, then...

It'd be silly if everyone could see your max bid. Then they'd just outbid you and the feature would be pointless....?

Poorage May 28 2008 12:01 AM EDT

well yeah and people could get their friends to make your bid max out everytime lol

bartjan May 28 2008 12:01 AM EDT

If I knew that your max bid is for example 1 million, I would just bid 999,999, just to annoy you ;)

Draugluin May 28 2008 12:01 AM EDT

We didn't know. Or at least, I didn't. I'm willing to bet its because Help doesn't mention anything of that sort anywhere. Perhaps a slight modification would be in order?

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] May 28 2008 12:04 AM EDT

Draug, it says it right on the auction page...

And poorage, you're not making any sense to me, lol

j'bob May 28 2008 12:05 AM EDT

Yep, right under the place where you enter your bid.
"Your bid will automatically be increased up to the amount you give here. Only you will see what your real maximum bid is. 'Just like eBay.'"

Which is also why right next to where you enter your bid it shows how much you have to spend.

Draugluin May 28 2008 12:09 AM EDT

Ohhhhhh. I thought it simply meant that the bid will be increased to whatever you bid. Which I thought was obvious and as such, odd that it was stated. I suppose I don't use E-bay :P Sorry then.

j'bob May 28 2008 12:10 AM EDT

Easy mistake to make Drau, no need to be sorry.

j'bob May 28 2008 12:12 AM EDT

Wait till you win a nice shiny new Elven Hauberk in auctions and then make a post asking for someone to forge it... then you can be sorry to have bothered us.

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