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Old 12-14-2006, 03:08 PM
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HEHEHE!!!!!!!
I have been watching an auction for an almost new Furuno 72 mile radar with a 6' open array to replace the older Furuno on my Bertram. It retails for $9975.00.
There have been lots of bidders but they have slowly dropped off till one guy has been the high bidder at $3800. for a couple of days.
He must have been snoozing because I pulled my famous trick of putting a bid in with about 20 seconds to go. HEHEHE I won it for $3850. & I was prepaired to go to a little over $5100.
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nice work...

i saw the bertram the other day... looks real sweet!

does much road grime get on it from 95?
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:30 PM
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Hey Sean!
Yes, It's getting dirty as hell. I am going to give it a good scrubbing right before they shrink wrap it. I'm glad I don't keep it there in the summer.
Let me know when your around & we could have a drink or three.
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HEHEHE!!!!!!!
I have been watching an auction for an almost new Furuno 72 mile radar with a 6' open array to replace the older Furuno on my Bertram. It retails for $9975.00.
There have been lots of bidders but they have slowly dropped off till one guy has been the high bidder at $3800. for a couple of days.
He must have been snoozing because I pulled my famous trick of putting a bid in with about 20 seconds to go. HEHEHE I won it for $3850. & I was prepaired to go to a little over $5100.
maybe he Jacked you to 3850????
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:56 PM
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Well THAT puts a whole new paint job on things!

I always wondered about people having a friend bid things up & I guess people do it. I doubt that the owner would mess around for $50 or so & get stuck with his item. He would have to pay the fee on top of that. I know lots of people do it to start the auction action (myself included) but tward the end? Probably not.
Now I just have to wire money to this guy & figure out how to ship it from Nigeria Just kidding!
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I'm around all the time...I was doing some work at Polpo yesterday and up on Mayfair Dr also...
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Yup wait till the very end to bid. Sometimes it works , sometimes a bidding war will flare 2 minutes before the close
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:41 PM
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You can use a snipe software for this. I have been using www.esnipe.com for many years. They charge a small fee if you win the auction. You can bid within a few seconds of the close of the auction.

I happen to live in town and drive by the Bertram nearly everyday!
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Sounds like a helluva deal, congrats.

Sniping is the only way to bid. Never used esnipe- never thought I needed it as long as I have broadband. When I'm bidding on something, I NEVER bid until the very end- I use a stopwatch to track the time and wait until the last ten seconds to pull the trigger. Works like a charm.
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Damn snipers!
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