Is it normal to bid and have your bid be immediately outbid?
I'm not asking a "how do I market on ebay" question, I'm trying to buy something and see if I can get it a bit cheaper.
For 4 days running I bid and it's as if the person offering the product has pre selected a counter offer.
If he wanted $80 for the damn thing why put it up at $20 and reject everything that isn't $80 ?
I'm about to give up and just buy it on amazon.com for the $80 asking price just cause I'm pissed at the antics/ strategy.
Is someone else *really* bidding at the same time I am or is this a preselected option for the person (s) running the auction?
note: I've stopped bidding on stuff from the same person but they all seem to BE the same person judging from the thumbs of the product. The same thing happens with each time I bid, at first it was kinda fun (not having done it before) but it's not fun anymore.