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Old 06-14-2008, 07:45 AM   #1
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Refurbished WWII Era Jeep Price?????

Have you seen this????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...EWA:PIC&ih=020

Considering the prices of refurbished WWII era Jeeps, I'm a tad surprised at the low start to the bidding process on this one...

Any thoughts????

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Old 06-14-2008, 07:54 AM   #2
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Yeah, they start off low, but I'm sure the guy has a really high reserve set.

I watched a pretty decent crawler on there once that never did reach its reserve. It started at like $500 and ended (due to time) at around $27K, but didn't sell because it didn't hit the reserve.

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Old 06-14-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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there is a science to ebay, i don't know it all, but you start an item low and it goes better. start the same item hi, less action. that auction just started, and there's 3 bids, it will get a ton of bids, and go way up.

and they sky rocket in the last half hour or less. i love ebay.
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I'm still surprised that more people don't catch on to the trick...

Don't bid.

The more you bid, the more $ it costs. You'll find yourself and a few others in a bidding war that only raises the $ drastically.

The trick is, just be the last bidder. That is the only part that really matters. Just watch an 'auction' and be the last one to bid on it.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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^well i hope you don't sell anything on ebay, givin away the secrets. haha
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except that doesn't work when his "reserve not yet met"
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:20 PM   #7
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ebay is weird, when it starts low, more people bid. and i think its instinct, once you've bid, you want to win. so then you get more people fighting and boosting the price. reserve gets met, and exceeded on a popular item.

start higher, where you think it should be, less people bid. its like the lower bidders wouldn't have started bidding at a higher price, but now they're bidding, and thinking about having that thing.

thats my theory.
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the low reserve price......?

it's not a miliarty jeep. it is a civilian CJ-3A painted and setup to look like a military jeep.
they did go to great lengths, but not a military jeep.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:56 AM   #9
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A friend and coworker of mine just sold a WWII (I beieve it was an M3B) for $10K. Period correct and even had the radio that went with it.

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