strange occurance on image chic?

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  1. hi, just a question about imagechic:

    I've been bidding on an item on imagechic, but the strangest thing keeps occuring (well, at least I think it's strange...) Everytime I place a bid, at that very second of the very minute of that very hour, I am outbid. Now I checked the page views and it has only been viewed 16 times (I figured it's mostly from me checking up on the auction...) But anyways, here's the history of the bidding:

    Bidder ID Hidden 150.00 USD Jul. 29, 2007 05:23:29
    Bidder ID Hidden 145.00 USD Jul. 29, 2007 05:23:29
    Bidder ID Hidden 140.00 USD Jul. 29, 2007 05:18:35
    Bidder ID Hidden 135.00 USD Jul. 29, 2007 05:18:35
    Bidder ID Hidden 130.00 USD Jul. 27, 2007 09:43:29
    Bidder ID Hidden 125.00 USD Jul. 27, 2007 09:43:29
    Bidder ID Hidden 125.00 USD Jul. 24, 2007 21:24:32

    I was the first bidder for the amounts of 125, 135, and 145. Is there something weird going on? I didn't think anyone could have such good timing...

    Please give me your opinion because I am concerned and am trying to decide if I should just withdraw my bids.

    Thanks! =]

    -V
     
  2. Sounds like someone has up a bid sniper program. They have set their highest amount that they want to spend on the item so that every time you bid, the sniper program automatically outbids you up until the amount that they have told it to stop at.
     
  3. you're just not beating their maximum bid and it's proxy bidding up to their maximum. their bid could be $160 or whatever but it won't go up to that until someone else bids $155 (judging by the increments).
     
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