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Postby Vekna » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:06 pm

Look at date plz!
What is it?

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Serpent Skin Coif Refresh

Description: Worn in: TAKE HEAD AC-apply is -1.2 Can affect you as: Affects: DEX by 1 Only those who are at least master clerics and also experienced warriors may use this item.

Seller: Ezekiel

Closed: 2005-04-02 17:58:27

Minimum bid: 3500000

High bid: 9639666 By Vixn

Number of bids: 21

Bid increment: 96396

Auction Bid History
Vixn 9639666 2005-03-29 20:32:33
Vekna 9545160 2005-04-02 17:58:43
Vekna 9358000 2005-04-02 17:58:23
Vekna 9173640 2005-04-02 17:58:04
Falados 9000000 2005-03-31 20:36:05
Falados 8200000 2005-03-31 19:09:56
Falados 7850000 2005-03-31 19:09:43
Falados 7350000 2005-03-31 19:09:31
Falados 6830000 2005-03-31 19:09:19
Falados 6490000 2005-03-31 16:01:14
Falados 6250000 2005-03-31 16:00:59
Falados 5900000 2005-03-31 16:00:46
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Postby Clink » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:43 pm

I guess what you are asking is why you didn't win the auction. The answer is that Vixn posted a higher bid on 3-29 and you kept bidding smaller amounts up on 4-2. You never exceeded Vixn's high bid (which isn't actually shown since it was never exceeded). All you did was push up Vixn's bid to an increment above what you decided your maximum was (though you decided your maximum three times).

If there is some other question you are aluding to, please ask again. The chopping block is my baby, even though it may be a bastard child at this point.

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Postby Vekna » Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:11 am

i cant give full log of auction, but when i submit any bid _at once_ after reload page Vixn make higher bid. AND! in log i cant see this Vixn's bid.

One more. If you try submit bid ess than high bid then you can see message "Sorry. There was a problem with your bid."

The same situation was in this auction:
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Bamboo Shin Guards Refresh

Description: You feel informed: Object 'guards shin bamboo', Item type: ARMOR Weight: 12, Worn in: TAKE LEGS AC-apply is -1.6 Can affect you as: Affects: MOVE by 8 Only those who are at least supreme bards or monks may use this item

Seller: Vale

Closed: 2005-03-16 08:05:52

Minimum bid: 500000

High bid: 901087 By Oglethorpe

Number of bids: 32

Bid increment: 9010

Auction Bid History
Oglethorpe 901087 2005-03-14 15:14:11
Volnaib 892253 2005-03-16 04:59:04
Volnaib 874759 2005-03-16 04:58:51
Volnaib 857608 2005-03-16 04:58:33
Volnaib 840793 2005-03-16 04:58:18
Volnaib 824308 2005-03-16 04:58:01
Volnaib 808146 2005-03-16 04:57:47
Volnaib 792301 2005-03-16 04:57:26
Volnaib 776767 2005-03-15 16:50:29
Volnaib 761538 2005-03-15 16:50:14
Volnaib 746607 2005-03-15 16:50:00
Volnaib 731968 2005-03-15 16:49:38
Volnaib 717616 2005-03-15 16:49:23
Volnaib 703546 2005-03-15 16:49:08
Volnaib 689752 2005-03-15 16:48:55
Volnaib 676228 2005-03-15 16:48:40
Volnaib 662969 2005-03-15 16:48:26
Vekna 650000 2005-03-15 13:04:54
Vekna 634238 2005-03-15 13:03:27
Vekna 621802 2005-03-15 13:02:37
Vekna 609610 2005-03-15 13:01:48
Volnaib 597657 2005-03-14 17:56:03
Volnaib 585939 2005-03-14 17:55:46
Volnaib 574451 2005-03-14 17:55:29
Volnaib 563188 2005-03-14 17:55:10
Volnaib 552146 2005-03-14 17:54:53
Volnaib 541321 2005-03-14 17:54:35
Volnaib 530708 2005-03-14 17:53:44
Volnaib 520303 2005-03-14 17:53:18
Vekna 510052 2005-03-13 16:14:26
Malison 505001 2005-03-10 12:42:51
Volnaib 505000 2005-03-10 08:01:55
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Well... I still think here is some problem with chopping block.
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Postby Avatar » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:00 am

When you bid on an item, the web page doesn't apply your entire bid automatically. It starts at whatever the current value is, adds the increment, and applies that as your bid. If that's high enough to win the item, you don't pay your highest bid you only pay the current winning bid.

If there's an item on there that someone has bid 500 coins on, and the increment is 50 coins, you might bid 1000 but the web page will only apply 550. If someone then bids 600 the computer records their bid, but right after their bid puts the value at 600 then the computer still knows that you will pay up to 1000, so it adds the increment again and applies 650, and you're still winning even though you haven't logged onto the web page again during the other person's bid of 600.
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Postby Mosaix » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:52 am

This auction seems to work on the same idea as www.ebay.com.

A person can make a high bid, and you cant figure out that bid until you bid higher. You have to be the high bidder before you can stake any thought of winning the item.

If the problem is that you "would have" bid higher knowing what the highest bid was...then take time to outbid the person with the high bid until you are, and stop making cheap bids that dont win you the item, and whine and complain afterwords.

I find it stupid that this chopping block has been up for a while, and just now someone has a problem with how it works, cause they didnt win. And basicaly seem to be trying to figure out a way around how it works to benefit what they think it should be.

If you want to win an item, make a winning bid, its pretty simple.
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Postby Avatar » Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:51 am

I think more likely he doesn't understand how e-bay / chopping block work. It's probably a simple misunderstanding.
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Postby Vekna » Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:02 pm

Stupid idea i think.
But i understand.
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Postby Deju » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:33 pm

Yeah, stupid idea. Thats why ebay and just about every other auction site in the world uses the same method for bidding.

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Postby Autolycos » Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:25 am

laff Deju... :twisted:
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