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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : Using inactive status to have lots close simultaneously

 

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daveanddeb

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26 Dec 2012
04:48:38pm
What does inactive status mean on an auction lot? Does it mean that the clock on the lot...7 days...etc., doesn't start ticking until it becomes active ...or does ie mean something else?

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Dave
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26 Dec 2012
05:02:30pm
re: Using inactive status to have lots close simultaneously

Dave, that's correct. You can post a bunch of lots and wait until you're ready. There is an activate command that you use from the Sellers options. Some people want to start their auction lots all at the same time. That is what this function is for rather than automatically activating each lot as it is posted.

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29 Dec 2012
05:21:01pm
re: Using inactive status to have lots close simultaneously

While it might be thought of as a good idea to have all of a long series or lots close at one time there is a potential down side.
There have been times when I saw two or three moderately expensive lots from the same seller and didn't want to take the chance that I might win all of them so I bid on the best one and if I lost it or the price exceeded my limits by a lot, I'd shift to putting a bid on a second or third choice.
If the lots ALL closed at one time, once I made the decision to abort, the second or third choice might be closed and the funds unspent on that first choice can not be redirected to the second or third choice.
Now finding something else to spend money on is not that hard, but if dealer "A's" 50 or 100 lots all closed at once, the hole in my pocket might lead to a lot offered by dealer "B".
So if I were listing numerous lots and wanted the convenience of organizing my invoice mailings around one time, I'd stagger the lots to be in groups at least a few minutes apart.

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daveanddeb

http://www.americancollectiblesmuseum.org

26 Dec 2012
04:48:38pm

What does inactive status mean on an auction lot? Does it mean that the clock on the lot...7 days...etc., doesn't start ticking until it becomes active ...or does ie mean something else?

Thanks,

Dave

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26 Dec 2012
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re: Using inactive status to have lots close simultaneously

Dave, that's correct. You can post a bunch of lots and wait until you're ready. There is an activate command that you use from the Sellers options. Some people want to start their auction lots all at the same time. That is what this function is for rather than automatically activating each lot as it is posted.

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29 Dec 2012
05:21:01pm

re: Using inactive status to have lots close simultaneously

While it might be thought of as a good idea to have all of a long series or lots close at one time there is a potential down side.
There have been times when I saw two or three moderately expensive lots from the same seller and didn't want to take the chance that I might win all of them so I bid on the best one and if I lost it or the price exceeded my limits by a lot, I'd shift to putting a bid on a second or third choice.
If the lots ALL closed at one time, once I made the decision to abort, the second or third choice might be closed and the funds unspent on that first choice can not be redirected to the second or third choice.
Now finding something else to spend money on is not that hard, but if dealer "A's" 50 or 100 lots all closed at once, the hole in my pocket might lead to a lot offered by dealer "B".
So if I were listing numerous lots and wanted the convenience of organizing my invoice mailings around one time, I'd stagger the lots to be in groups at least a few minutes apart.

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