What’s with the cancellations?
The seller vowed to cancel any bids from people with a rating of less than 10. I guess he figured things got too mucked up by the low-rated people and just nuked it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
The bidding started up again, and he cancelled a 1-rated bidder. But I saw the bidding before he did that, so I know what the current bidder’s high bid is now. Hee hee.
Why do people up on their own bid? More than once?
I can only think of a couple of reasons.
- They don’t understand how eBay’s bidding works. They want the price to go up as soon as they enter a higher bid. When they don’t see it go up, they think something went wrong and enter an even higher bid.
- They keep changing their minds and enter higher bids in a misguided attempt to ensure they win.
I’ve been watching people bid on iPhones for a couple of weeks now. The vast majority of people submit a bid that is the minimum step up from the current bid. If the previous bidder had used the system correctly and submitted their maximum bid, this incremental bidder would go one step at a time every 10-15 seconds (and being instantly outbid) until they were at the top of the heap. It’s like they just want to see their name as the high bidder for a while.
Of course, all that fine curation of the highest bid goes out the window in the last 30 seconds of an auction, when the big guns roll into town.
Why does anyone bid before the last minute?
I guess they don’t think about the mechanism of how the bidding works. Also, it’s in eBay’s best interest for people to bid throughout the length of the auction. That way, the final price is pumped up and their cut of the sale is higher. So there are little encouragements throughout the site to get people to bid early, bid often.
For example, there is a blue bar across the top of that auction that says “It is ending soon, so bid now before you miss out!" I also get emails about items in my watch list "ending soon!" which are actually over in six hours or more.
I have an AT&T 4S I will happily sell you for way less than that.
Thanks for the offer! That would be awesome, but I’m looking for a Sprint phone to use on Ting.
It was a media ploy by some of the congressmen who made the government shut down. They can’t pick and choose what they want open.
Wow, they think people are dumb. It only highlights shittiness of what the Republicans have done.
What if I leave out the beer? Still good, do you think?
Oh, definitely. I’ve never made it without the beer, though. It adds a lot to the complexity and makes it more thin and soupy in the beginning to combine all the flavors. The moisture evaporating from it allows it to cook a long time to blend the flavors. If you don’t add beer, you might be able to keep it covered.
Any ideas on what to replace the beer with?
WRAPWICHES IS NOT YOURS WE SAID IT ON SOULMATEY WEEKS AGO OMG YOU THIEF
Where the fuck do you live where skunks attack chickens?
I live in suburban New Hampshire. It’s not even a rural area. I’ve seen foxes, deer, turkeys, skunks (obviously), bunnies, and groundhogs in my yard over the years.
Apparently skunk attacks on chickens are fairly common.
Excerpt from here:
The chickens were all understandably freaked out, as skunks are natural chicken predators. Although, I have heard that they don’t usually go after the full-grown chickens and prefer eggs and chicks to a big ol’ hen that they can’t carry away or eat all the way. But, if they can get a hold of them, they will try to kill them and then just eat the head and blood which is what happened to some of my chickens when I was a kid.
You’re not really sorry.
How DARE you!
I’m as sorry as Tumblr is when they fuck up their system.
Oh. Yeah. Heh.
You’ve got a point, there.
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Netbot is a great iOS client.
I do have that one, as well as Raptor, hAppy, Rivr, and my favorite so far, Riposte. On the Mac I use Wedge.
One important feature for me is a pleasing dark theme, and Riposte has the best one.