Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:38 am

Chancer wrote:Yes Alan, I usually snipe although by being at the computer at the end time, a few times I have missed out on things by being late, distracted etc, also no-one ever comes to visit me except just before the end of an auction!!

So in these instances when there has been no other bids I thought it was safe to do an opening bid, what i should have done was to make it 99P and not bid up to ?5 or whatever.


I generally place a low early bid on something I'm interested in and then watch the auction for a couple of days to get the feel for how it's going. If I feel it's worth a punt, I then transfer to my sniping system so that a bid is automatically placed (no waiting in and no one can disturb!). The reason for placing the low opening bid is so that my name is on the bidders list, although sniping is legal and okay with ebay, some sellers get a little miffed if they think you are sniping, normally they are the less than scrupulous sellers!

Vernon,
Your experience is appalling and is on my list of the 101 things that are wrong with ebay.
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:46 am

Salut

UPDATE: No way to get through to eBay on the 'phone, or make a complaint on-line as my PayPal payment had been refunded, so I paid again out of anger, spite and it to make it awkward for Mario.

Seems he has posted something to me - I'll let you know what arrives :?

He's just put some early +2 seats up:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-2- ... 1339137320

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:06 am

vernon.taylor wrote:Salut

UPDATE: No way to get through to eBay on the 'phone, or make a complaint on-line as my PayPal payment had been refunded, so I paid again out of anger, spite and it to make it awkward for Mario.

Seems he has posted something to me - I'll let you know what arrives :?

He's just put some early +2 seats up:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-2- ... 1339137320

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Vernon


Good luck Vernon!

As for those seats, I have to admire the sneaky description
Pair of Elan +2 seats, could be used for Elan S1 - S3. Require some stitch work or for recovering. No runners, good usable condition, scuff marks.


If they were actual Elan seats rather than early +2 seats they would be worth around ?500, perhaps he's hoping some won't know the difference.
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:23 pm

Salut

UPDATE: The mirror arrived and as pictured on eBay. Persistance paid off in this case.

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