Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Just when you thought you've seen it all

Messages posted to thread:
CritterGitter62 09-Jul-24
GUTPILEPA 09-Jul-24
CStyles 09-Jul-24
Babysaph 09-Jul-24
Ragnall 09-Jul-24
olddogrib 09-Jul-24
Supernaut 09-Jul-24
MatandD 09-Jul-24
CritterGitter62 09-Jul-24
HuumanCreed 09-Jul-24
Supernaut 09-Jul-24
B.T. 09-Jul-24
TradToTheBone 09-Jul-24
2 bears 09-Jul-24
David McLendon 09-Jul-24
Jimmyjumpup 09-Jul-24
grizz 09-Jul-24
Wapiti Chaser 09-Jul-24
2 bears 10-Jul-24
Jed Gitchel 10-Jul-24
ottertails 10-Jul-24
ottertails 10-Jul-24
From: CritterGitter62
Date: 09-Jul-24




I have been known to browse the big auction site looking for something to fill my fancy. About a week ago I find a Schafer Silvertip, that has been damaged in both the riser and limbs. So I keep an eye on it. To my shock and I don't quite get it, the price has gone over $900.00. Don't get me wrong I love my Schafer one piece and I am very content with it. But not in a million years would I think a broken Schafer would go for what could easily be a new bow. Am I missing something. More power to the seller and the buyer, if they are happy who cares what I think but damn I didn't see that coming

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 09-Jul-24




Yeah you got to know what a bow is worth when new some guys are just con artist

From: CStyles
Date: 09-Jul-24




I have been watching that one. I am astounded too

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jul-24




Well you guys always say items are worth what someone will pay. I can’t even sell my like new Schafer for $750

From: Ragnall
Date: 09-Jul-24




I saw it too. At least the seller did say it was a wall hanger up front.

From: olddogrib
Date: 09-Jul-24




Musta been pre-owned by Frisky or Elvis!

From: Supernaut
Date: 09-Jul-24




Or, maybe the seller has a buddy bidding it up to hook one. No bites, no worries because his buddy will be the high bidder but it only takes one.

I do know that this is a trick used in online and in person auctions by sellers. I don't agree with it but that doesn't mean that it doesn't happen...it does.

From: MatandD
Date: 09-Jul-24




I think Jim is right.

From: CritterGitter62
Date: 09-Jul-24




Never thought of that, Wow what a world

From: HuumanCreed
Date: 09-Jul-24




Yeah. Happened to me a few times when I buy something on eBay.

Also happen to me as a seller when someone want to ruin the bidding when they know they don't win. They create a fake account to be highest bidder. Then try bidding again when I have to relist the item.

From: Supernaut
Date: 09-Jul-24




I knew a guy that was an auto wholesaler and he would attend auctions all over the country and would buy and sell cars in person and online. He clued me in to a lot of the tricks and he gave me this advice regarding auctions:

It's best to go in with your "number" that you are willing to pay and nothing more. Don't let yourself get "run up". It's easy to hit that button just one more time or raise your hand just one more time in person, the pros know this and only need you to do it once.

I've only bought a few items online at auction but I've followed his advice and feel good about my purchases.

From: B.T.
Date: 09-Jul-24




The fake buyers are called “Shills”.

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 09-Jul-24




If it is a legitimate buyer it just proves some people have more money than brains.

From: 2 bears
Date: 09-Jul-24




Auctions bring out the "I got to win" mentality. How many say I won it at auction? They didn't win anything. They have to pay big. There are bargains to be had but then it is easy to be had also. Having said that I love auctions. Livestock,tack,equipment,auto,& estate they are all fun. >>>----> Ken

From: David McLendon
Date: 09-Jul-24




Yep, nope you aren't missing a thing, it's nuts.

Testosterone and adrenaline are your enemies in an auction scenario.

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jul-24




I have known people to pay more for a house than what it appraised for. Unreal

From: grizz
Date: 09-Jul-24




Testosterone was my enemy in a lot more than auctions. :-(

From: Wapiti Chaser Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jul-24




My sister in law used to do a lot of eBay auctions for people. She explained psychological possession, sometimes she would list something with a minimum bid and no one would bid on it , she would then relist it with no minimum and it would sell for triple of the original listing price. Two people getting bidding and take “psychological possession “ and there’s no telling how high it will go.

From: 2 bears
Date: 10-Jul-24




$1305 Wall hanger Wow >>>----> Ken

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 10-Jul-24




I think it's crazy that people bid before the last few minutes of a auction. Just makes the price go up.

From: ottertails
Date: 10-Jul-24




I only look on here...pretty much have all the bows I need or want but can't help checking out the classifieds for that one that might show up one day. A JD Berry.. any model, a Green Mountain and an Elburg Jaguar.

From: ottertails
Date: 10-Jul-24




Oops, my post was meant for the "Always looking" thread.





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