Anybody else watching this ebay auction?

corancher

Songster
12 Years
Apr 18, 2007
3,082
26
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Colorado
Here's my 2 cent worth.

It is pretty cheap to list an auction on Ebay and then set a high reserve and a low start bid. Perhaps it is way to get the word out and then have people order from the website instead of winning the auction. Pretty smart advertising if you ask me. Presto lots of attention, people going to their web site, and they don't have to pay Ebay auction fees.
 

clarmayfarm

Songster
10 Years
Jan 5, 2010
123
1
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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Yes, I agree, smart advertising. I am sure they are nice people, so I am probably completely out of line...

....but it is not that difficult to set a high reserve, or get a friend to bid...i.e., "whoa, these chickens are worth soooo much"!

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shellrae7

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 24, 2010
60
0
39
Pleasant Grove, UT
holy cow. That is just nuts! I think some people take a little tooo much advantage of the breeds. For heaven sakes, in the end, its just a chicken. I'm all about pretty feathers, but affordable, practical pretty feathers.... lol!
 

gallatea

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 31, 2010
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0
29
That auction ended with an 600+ bid. Likely a hoax. What some sellers do - if they are not getting the price they want, they can change the reserve or bid (from a friend) to some astronomical number and then no one actually wins at all. I think more likely it's about advertising.
 

rebelcowboysnb

Confederate Money Farm
11 Years
Nov 14, 2008
14,674
665
368
Independent State of Dade NWGa
1***b (10) Bid activity (%) with this seller: 50%
b***e (15) Bid activity (%) with this seller: 50%
r***r (1) Bid activity (%) with this seller: 54%
a***4 (113) Bid activity (%) with this seller: 100%
g***g (165) Bid activity (%) with this seller: 100%

Dont know that it really means a thing but I do question this stuff.​
 

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