Last week when we were emptying the fridge during our loss of power purge, we must have thrown away one of our Henckels knives that was part of a set we received as a wedding gift.
I was thrilled to find that the auction was for not one, but two knives. The seller stated in the description that the 3” and 4” paring knives were display models and disclosed that they had some scratches and scuffs on them but I could have cared less. The $15 auction start price seemed like a bargain and since no one else seemed to be bidding, it almost seemed too good to be true that we could replace our missing knife- and get another one- for such a great deal.
- I was strategic in placing my bid for the knives. The starting bid was $15. For two knives, I was willing to pay around $40 but $40 is too common of a price. I set my bid at $42.53. Why that number? Setting my bid higher than a round number might help me beat out other bids for $40, $41, and $42.50.
- I kept an eye on the auction, noting the time that the auction ended. I revisted the listing an hour before it ended and again a few minutes prior to it closing. Luckily no one was bidding.
- Use Buy It Now. How much do you really want that item? Is it worth it to you to forgo the agony of maybe not winning the auction and paying extra? There are many times that I can’t stand the wait game and not knowing so with one click, I know the item is mine.
- Search for misspelled names. Henckels is easy to misspell. So is Hayden Harnett, my favorite purse manufacturer. Sometimes misspellings can be the key to finding items with no bids.
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