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  1. inteldigital

    inteldigital Active Member

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    Guess someone really wants to win, lol.

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  3. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I'd be rather annoyed if I was the top bidder to have outbid £110 to £4500.
     
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    Why would someone do that? Did they maybe add an extra 0 on the end by accident.
     
  5. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Is it normal at DL for all the bids in between not to show up? Does this mean that Buyer 2's max bid was £4490 (strange amount)?
     
  6. Sean United Kingdom

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    It's a bid that was made post drop to send to auction. Nothing dodgy happening.
     
  7. wb

    wb Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    There were 3 pre-bids with a maximum bid of £110, so with all the bid times on the auction being the same it looks like it may have had an increased opening bid of £4500 placed by one of those pre-bidders (after it dropped but before it was listed). Could be wrong though!

    Edit: Sean beat me to it :)
     
  8. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Ah ok. Just seemed odd it didn't show up until today.
     
  9. inteldigital

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    How does this work though? Does this mean the top bidder actually bid more, but the domain had a £4500 reserve on it? Or that the top bidder placed £4500 as a max bid, if so, why wasn't the top bid £120, etc. why did it jump straight to £4500? Or do pre-auction bids work differently? Seems extreme.
     
  10. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    No rights included in the sale for the .uk, but the .uk redirects to the auction listing o_O
     
  11. dee

    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Think it basically means there was an arranged pre bid. So.... "if you pre bid x amount , ill stick it to auction and see what happens" It then guaranteed to go for at least that

    You can stick a pre bid in for a domain on DL in the hope the person catching it sees and decides to stick it on there at that reserve. See the " advanced bids on deleting domains" tab.
     
  12. davedevelopment

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    Nice. I don't see Denys popping up in the catches as much as it used to (maybe the domains I'm chasing) but he's always good for a big one now and then :)
     
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    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    DL is a useful tool for Denys to ensure that he doesn't miss a better offer. Set a price then list on DL for seven days, buyer must bid that price to secure, and beat anyone else if bidding goes higher.
     
  14. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    On the other hand don't place a prebid of 4.5k and be sitting on the top bid when the auction finishes at a third of that ;)
     
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    omcgb Well-Known Member

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    Another bid has appeared now:

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  16. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I can't understand why anyone would prebid when the domain will go to auction anyway - am I missing something?
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Aren't there a few where it only goes to auction when the price is agreed but the seller wants to see if it'll go higher anyway ? So he's had an offer 4.5 but said stick it as a pre bid and ill put to auction. So it may not have gone to auction without the offer
     
  18. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I just realised this only works when the domain owner agrees to push it to auction. Doh! It's not automatic. So yes I *was* missing something.
     
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  19. Adam H

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    Prob an end user who has an allocated budget to acquire the domain and doesn't want to mess around. Or a reseller who's already got a buyer lined up for a tidy profit so a big bid to scare everyone else off.
     
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    It doesn't look like a pre-bid to me. From the bid summary now it looks like a bid of £4500 caused a proxy bid of the same amount from Buyer 2 (now Cker) - but the bid timings look very strange. The auction was at £4500 yesterday but the £4500 bid from Buyer 3 is timed at 2:29AM today.
     
  21. inteldigital

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    Yeah, this is for sure getting stranger by the day o_O