Discussion in 'General Board' started by inteldigital, Mar 20, 2019.
Guess someone really wants to win, lol.
I'd be rather annoyed if I was the top bidder to have outbid £110 to £4500.
Why would someone do that? Did they maybe add an extra 0 on the end by accident.
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)?
It's a bid that was made post drop to send to auction. Nothing dodgy happening.
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
Ah ok. Just seemed odd it didn't show up until today.
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.
No rights included in the sale for the .uk, but the .uk redirects to the auction listing
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.
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
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.
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
Another bid has appeared now:
I can't understand why anyone would prebid when the domain will go to auction anyway - am I missing something?
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
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, this is for sure getting stranger by the day
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