I just finished reading some bios on the DealDash auction page. It really isn’t that late at night so I was curious to ask, “What do bidders hope to gain with the bio’s they write?”
I have seen some advertisements as bios, the bidder has a home business and put up their web address on their bio. I suppose they were thinking they would get some additional business from bidders.
Then, I have seen some bios that I would consider threatening. “Go ahead, waste your bids, I don’t give up.” And, of course you know they do. Or, they say “I am bidding til I win or BIN, you decide.” What exactly does this mean? We are all pretty much doing the same thing, we will bid til we have met our limit,we buy it now, or we win.
The bio that caught my attention in particular tonight is the one that writes, “I am amazed how people pay so much for their auction wins, plus the cost of their bids. This is supposed to be a deal.” Meanwhile, this bidder is in the process of putting more than 600 bids on an auction that started about 6:00pm. It is almost 10:00 pm, the auction is still going with no end in sight. So, I have to ask, “What do you consider a Deal?”
The “Grandma” bios are some of my favorites. One bidder stated, “There are some pretty mean Grandma’s out there!” I had to laugh because they were right. One in particular wins cards only from a specific store. I have never seen her bid on any other auctions and if she is bidding and is not on her maximum wins for the week, she will bid until she wins. The cost of bids or the auction win does not seem to matter. She will bid til she wins. Period. Other “grandmas” write how many grand children they have, how many great grandchildren they have, children, dogs, cats, really???? I think we should all just say something nice for these bios. Hello works for me, or just a friendly bidding tip works too.
By Joan Vith