You win an auction for a bobble on Ebay!!! I’m telling you, there’s nothing better than sniping that bobble you wanted from some slapdick on the other end. I’ve seen it all. 3 day, 5 day, 7 day and 10 day auctions. You name it. You’ve been watching it all week, checking your tablet or smartphone while you’re taking a shit or stuck in traffic to see if the bids keep going up. You know everyone has their own strategy as far as winning an auction. Obviously, I will not reveal mine as I’m sure I’ve sniped plenty of you before. I think the toughest part in winning an auction is determining the purpose of you wanting it. Is it for your collection? Do you want to flip it? Is it for trade bait?
I have many golden rules if I want to buy a bobble in an auction to try and flip it. If I want it for my personal collection and I don’t have it already I’m going to bid smart and big. Another factor I’ll enlighten you snipers on, is how many times have you lost an auction and then 5 days later the same seller lists the same bobble again???? I always message the seller and ask how many he or she has remaining. I’m not going to dump my hard earned money in an auction if the seller has 4-5 of them. I’ll offer a good amount and see what happens. So, depending what team, player or mascot you’re interested in bidding on, you have to factor: How often does it pop up on Ebay? Once a month? Twice a year? Once every 3 years?
I’ll fill you in on a little secret. You’d be surprised how many older people that don’t know dick about bobbles list them at stupid hours of the night as a buy-it-now. I don’t often do it any more(as I have kids that wear me down and I need my fucking sleep) but I used to scour Ebay for bobbles at 1:30-2:00 in the morning and have scored hard to find rare ones. For cheap! I tend to think it’s some old lady in upstate New York that lives in the woods and she just cleaned out her attic and wants to make a quick buck. Those late night searches are just about over for me but you never know. 🙂