Auction bidding system request (in General)


QBOddBird September 11 2008 3:15 PM EDT

When you place a maximum bid, if you try to raise it afterward, you outbid yourself. Can we see this changed? There is no need to outbid yourself in order to raise your Max. bid.

swaggpy September 11 2008 3:19 PM EDT

I thought that if you raise your own price, it just raises the Max bid.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] September 11 2008 3:22 PM EDT

I second this. Though it seems to be kinda random.

For instance. I was bidding on an RoBF, and my max bid was $175,000. I raised my bid to $200,000, and my current bid also raised to $157,640. Not a huge deal, but I thought it was kinda odd.

But then, I raised my bid from $157,640 to an even $175,000 and the current bid did not increase.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] September 11 2008 3:31 PM EDT

It all depends on if the person you just outbid... if you outbid them by one dollar... then when you put your new max up it raises your previous bid to what the minimum should have been compared to their bid.

So say they bid 100k... you then bid 101k cause you knew they would bid that... well then you decide you want to up your max... you bid 130k to bring your max up... it forces you to bid up to 105k first then puts the rest to your max of 130k.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 11 2008 3:41 PM EDT

so it treats your own previous max bid as anyone else's bid?

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] September 11 2008 3:42 PM EDT

Pretty much

AdminJonathan September 11 2008 5:00 PM EDT

> When you place a maximum bid, if you try to raise it afterward, you outbid yourself.

wrong, if you are the high bidder, it will just increase your bid amount.

> so it treats your own previous max bid as anyone else's bid?

no.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] September 11 2008 5:12 PM EDT

Jon, I don't understand what you just said.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] September 11 2008 5:14 PM EDT

Wait. I understand now what you're saying. From what I understand, you're saying that it won't increase your bid, just your max bid, yes?

Then was it just a fluke that one of my bids increased? Maybe I read my numbers wrong.

Wizard'sFirstRule September 11 2008 9:48 PM EDT

I think it pretends your last bid does not exist. so another bids 100k, then you bid 101k, then increase your bid to 200k. Your 101k bid does not exist anymore and your current bid becomes 105k (5% of 100k).

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] September 11 2008 11:43 PM EDT

Yeah PainKiller Described it a little better.... Thats exactly how it works... It does bring your max bid up if your max bid wasn't above the minimum of the next tier from their last max bid.
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