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    one day left

    somebody probably can get a real deal here:

    Mark Campellone Deluxe Series "17 Natural Hollow Electric Guitar | eBay

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    Price doubled in 90 minutes LOL

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    Experienced bidders know to avoid bidding at all until the last minute. Only newbies bid up the price days in advance. Serious bidders use a sniping service, which will robotically bid up to the maximum specified within the last minute of the auction, far faster than can be done manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim777
    Price doubled in 90 minutes LOL
    probably because it was posted here

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell
    Experienced bidders know to avoid bidding at all until the last minute. Only newbies bid up the price days in advance. Serious bidders use a sniping service, which will robotically bid up to the maximum specified within the last minute of the auction, far faster than can be done manually.
    Sniping services place those bids in the last few seconds.

    I usually place my best bid in the last few seconds and figure that if I am outbid, it was simply not meant to be. (I will not be bidding on this item BTW)

    Avoid getting sucked into an auction fever bidding war. Often that results in overpaying for something. Also factor in that EBay collects sales tax these days, so that can run up your total price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Sniping services place those bids in the last few seconds.

    I usually place my best bid in the last few seconds and figure that if I am outbid, it was simply not meant to be.

    Avoid getting sucked into an auction fever bidding war. Often that results in overpaying for something.
    Agreed, the best way to go into any auction is to have a predetermined max bid and stick to it, be it eBay or an old fashioned auctioneer led one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim777
    Price doubled in 90 minutes LOL
    Looking at the bid history, my guess is that there is a serious bid on the guitar and that someone else is simply getting a better sense of where that serious bid might lie.

    Given that Mark currently charges $6,550 for this model (sans pickup), a clean Dearmond FHC-C is, say, $500, and an Allparts L-5C replacement pickguard in black is $75, I'm sure this guitar will be a solid deal for someone.
    Last edited by Hammertone; 12-03-2021 at 03:48 AM.

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    The original bid in the thread was already near my limit. I just don't need another guitar, as nice as this one probably is. I would love to have a Campellone, but I can't afford one. It will be interesting to see the final selling price, though.

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    I’ve used a sniping service before with some success. I was conflicted about it - somehow it didn’t seem “fair”. But, what I found is it takes a lot of the anxiety and emotion out of the situation and prevents you from doing things in the heat of the moment that you wouldn’t do under more rational circumstances. But I, like others, have observed that the “screaming deals” days of internet auctions are more and more a thing of the past and things pretty much sell in the range of what they are worth. Don’t get me started on the golden bygone days of pawn shop hunting :-)

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    I think we've likely all used sniping services over the last 20 years or so...and I agree it doesn't always seem fair. But I did once have an Ibanez hollow body I was selling (years ago) go from $1400 to over $2000 in literally the last 2 or 3 seconds, so I'm cool with them LOL

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    Some people ask $500 for a Dearmond FHC even in poor condition... You can get them for $250-$300...
    Asking price is not selling price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Pace
    Some people ask $500 for a Dearmond FHC even in poor condition... You can get them for $250-$300...
    Asking price is not selling price...
    I’m not saying you can’t find a good one in the $250-300 range, but you better grab it quick if you want it because that’s definitely well below current market.

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    Sh*t, who grabbed it?
    It sold for $3,475

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    Says "This listing was ended by the seller because the item was sold."

    I think the seller didn't get what he was hoping and closed the auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyNow
    Says "This listing was ended by the seller because the item was sold."

    I think the seller didn't get what he was hoping and closed the auction.
    Aaaaaaahhhhhh

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    Here's what it looked like last time it came up for sale, in 2018, for $4,200.
    Attached Images Attached Images Campellone Deluxe on eBay - current bid alt=,625-2018-05-21_14-41-30_026-jpg Campellone Deluxe on eBay - current bid alt=,625-2018-05-21_14-41-55_741-jpg 

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyNow
    Says "This listing was ended by the seller because the item was sold."

    I think the seller didn't get what he was hoping and closed the auction.
    Often sellers do that when they strike a deal with a buyer via messages, and the seller doesn't want to pay eBay anything So, "it's no longer for sale" goes up and eBay gets nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim777
    Often sellers do that when they strike a deal with a buyer via messages, and the seller doesn't want to pay eBay anything So, "it's no longer for sale" goes up and eBay gets nothing.
    Possibly but eBay (and Reverb) has been cracking down on that with automated message parsing/analysis.

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    If somebody was waiting to snipe, they missed out.

    pushing the price up earlier has some benefits including shaking out weak hands who might get caught in the last minute competitiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Here's what it looked like last time it came up for sale, in 2018, for $4,200.
    that was a great price (not sure if the lacquer burn was there at that time)

    To me, a Standard usually goes for $3500-4000

    Deluxe $1k more
    Special $1k more over Deluxe

    the ebay one, I couldn’t see it going much more than $3800 as it is modded and had the lacquer burn

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyNow
    Possibly but eBay (and Reverb) has been cracking down on that with automated message parsing/analysis.


    Yeah I think the Eb transaction monitors were starting to notice a lot of ' no sales ' having been ended with such words as ' kibosh', and 'ix-nay' and 'no-mo bidere'.......

    ..........just couldn't resist.... : )


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    ...or that 'wink wink', 'nudge nudge'

    ....: )