I was done with this, but I resent the implication that I (and others) don't care about helping punkmaggit. These lowballs are always a spot to get a great deal, but I also like being able to help out fellow CAGs who need the cash.
I'm about to send 138 bucks to him, so it kind of annoys me that you seem to be implying I might be only in it for myself. I sucked it up and paid 7 extra bucks for something he bid on, and had no problem doing it. I don't really appreciate you trying to call people who were bidding here all week trying to help him out and excusing someone who came in and sniped. Ass backwards.
Now I have to step in again, you make a funny post about the concept of sniping and get all bent out of shape when it actually happens, hypocrite.
Why should I post the names of items to make it easier for you or anyone else for that matter to simply copy it and add $0.50? I'm here to pay the lowest on the items I want (hence lowball) and not interested in losing the items that I want so I wait to the end. I have a limited gaming budget and can't be spending ebay prices on stuff so excuse me for trying to get the best deal I can on CHEAP ass gamer. If your cheapass bid $22 on FFIII to begin with I wouldn't have bothered because I don't want to own it for that amount, maybe you'll man up and bid a better price next time.
If I would have thrown my bids in around 10 I would have been outbid on the majority so I didn't. Punkmaggit said the auction was ending around 11, not exactly at 11. That could have meant 10:56, 10:58 or whatever. If that happened I'd be SOL and would have missed out. I took a chance that I submitted my bid too late but I was not going to take a chance of having to watch over 15+ items in the last minute get nickel and dimed.
I've lost way too many items over the last few lowballs exactly because I bid too early and was beat at the end. I understand this isn't ebay but it's still an auction format and until such time that sellers prohibit sniping or listing by number I'll proceed differently. One remedy that I think can make it into the "official lowball rules" is actually requiring a higher incremental bid amount in the last hour or day of an auction or incentivize people to bid early or the aforementioned forcing to list the title of the game are good suggestions. What I would also recommend is the needless bantering back and forth and don't bid on this and I won't bid on that or whatever the hell you do for hours upon end during these auctions.