How to Win on eBay Virtually Every Time!
The following is a series of images showing you the progress of browsing on eBay for a Game Boy title I have been wanting to restore to my video game collection. A number of years ago, I suffered a major theft involving the loss of much of my treasured media - including the now rare and very expensive retro games such as early Nintendo. I did everything properly except for one very stupid stunt that I pulled during the auction. This is something I've done in times past and this time I got bit, though in this case, it was merely a nip that made me think twice the next time and change my strategy by taking the funny business out and being serious about Plan B!
The image on the right is a "Buy It Now" listing for a Super Mario Land 2 Game Boy game. The left is an auction I found later. The text below the images is on Notepad. These are the web addresses to several listings I've been to. The two selected are the best of these options.
I was going to just outright purchase the Buy It Now offering at $32.09, which includes shipping, but I found the auction listing, which was due to end a day and one-half later. I decided to wait and take my chances on this because it was being offered at less than half the price, and at the time, there were no bidders.
So far I did what was proper here. Though it was not intended or "accidental" I had Plan B here.
Let's put the Buy-It-Now option aside now and look at the auction. This is the course of action I took. The subsequent images will be in closer range so you can see what's happening...