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Old 11-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #11
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Oh, I also got blacklisted from the auction website so I'm going to have to find another way to buy a bus. In the end, I got pretty lucky with my situation and learn from my mistake!!
Yeah because you can't have your mom/neighbor/girlfriend/uncle/kid/friend "buy the bus" for you, surely they will see through such a ruse.

Glad to hear you didn't get saddled with 6 busses. And I hope you learned your lesson, bid on one at a time (maybe 2 but not 6)
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:11 AM   #12
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Wow, how exactly did you accidentally bid on 6 buses?

The whole story may help others in the future

Did you bid on a "lot" or actually 6 different lot numbers

and you can always have someone else bid on the buses like has been mentioned
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:27 AM   #13
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I actually bid on 6 individual buses. I didn't think I get them all for 2 grand each because I saw a bunch get sold for $6000+.

I don't think I'll have a problem having someone I know place a bid for me but I'm going to wait a couple months until I save money before I do that.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:55 AM   #14
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The problem with bidding on busses like that online, is that the condition/options mean the difference between a 1,000 and a 10,000 bus, and I've never seen an auction that listed all of the options like that. So with that said, don't ever assume that the busses selling this week are going to go for the 6000 that the ones last week went for. At the cost of $1050 I imagine you learned your lesson.

Another 2 cents that I have for you is to keep a running total of all the stuff you're committing(bidding on) to buy, even if you don't think you'll win. That way you never run over what you have to spend and end up in the pickle that you were in.
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:26 PM   #15
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which auction website?
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:37 PM   #16
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This was on Proxibid. They have some really awesome stuff on there. I would definitely recommend looking there for buses. Just be careful with your bids.

I also have another mistake that I made that I'll share with everyone. When looking through random bids, I found an item listed 120 bottles of body wash. I figured I'd put a small bid of $10 on the item to get the lot of 120 and never have to buy body wash again (along with giving the best stocking-stuffers imaginable). Well it turns out that when you place a bid on the 'lot of items', the price is per individual item. This means that I placed a bid for $10 a bottle, for a total maximum potential cost of $1,200...

After winning the buses I realized I was in trouble if I won the auction for the body wash. I was sort of willing to figure out a plan if I couldn't get out of the bus purchase but I have no idea what I would have done if I won the auction for the body wash. Good thing Proxibid blacklisted me after I backed out of the buses because otherwise I would have had 120 bottles to now get rid of.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:36 PM   #17
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Sounds like your having one helluva week. 120 bottles of body wash . I'm not lauging at you, because I've been there before, live and learn man. I guess you could say being blacklisted wasn't all bad.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:15 AM   #18
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Auction sites post the rules quite clearly so let's try reading them first.
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Auction sites post the rules quite clearly so let's try reading them first.
Actually, I looked at Proxibid site and they say *nothing* about lot purchases. I think they leave that up to the individual vendors.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #20
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Yeah sometimes they are listed as "dutch auctions" where you bid your price per and the quantity is known or you can set your amount. They used to be a thing on ebay back in the day but the retail auction housed get a crap load of hate over it. So you typically only see these on the wholesale/industrial side.

Fun fact this style is called a dutch auction because that is how flowers were/are sold in the Netherlands on the wholesale level.
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