[time-nuts] OT: eBay bidding question

John Day johnday at wordsnimages.com
Thu Apr 26 21:06:13 EDT 2007

At 04:17 PM 4/26/2007, you wrote:
>In a message dated 4/26/2007 05:23:48 Pacific Daylight Time, rexa at sonic.net
>Can  anyone propose a sequence of bids on dates that explains this list
>of  recorded bids and dates? I guess there must be one but it is  evading
> >
> >    *Bidder*    Bid  Amount    Date of bid
> >   Bidder 6    US $4,000.00  Apr-22-07  05:14:15
> >    Bidder 8    US $4,000.00   Apr-25-07 00:49:30

Ebay processes the new bid, then checks for existing bids, so in this 
case bidder 8 bid $4000 and became the high bidder, for just a 
moment. Then ebay searches for any bids it has on hand to see if they 
are exhausted, or as in this case bidder 6 had a bid in for the same 
amount, placed earlier, so he goes to winning bidder.


>Could this be because of bid retractions or simply revising a bid?
>Are the times/dates local time or Ebay UTC?
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