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Yes indeed. You made a more than generous bid. A bid that I would have loved to accept and probably not see another one close to what you bid. I am just an older guy that has an old flip phone with no internet access on my phone, I have never sent a text or taken a picture with my phone. I do all this world wide web internet stuff from my old desktop Dell computer, photos taken with my old Kodak digital camera. So unlike a lot of people who check this site every half hour or so, I may only check it a few times a day when I am at home sitting in front of my computer. Maybe I should not and am wrong in how I feel, but I get very irritated when someone makes a bid and decides to withdraw the bid shortly after making a bid. I have only had a few items here on the DOND site, but it has happened to me a few times already. In fact on my last auction for the Apple Green Schwinn Pre War Bike which I accepted a deal on here a few days ago this past week-end, I even put in that listing for that bike the following. "Do not bid if you get nervous if a bid is not responded to before the 24 hours given for this. ". I guess I should have posted that in this listing. I understand completely that by the DOND rules you are able to withdraw a bid anytime before it has been accepted, and a seller has 24 hours to respond to any bids. So you or any bidder is entitled to withdraw a bid as long as it has not been accepted, I have no problem with that. However as a bidder if you are bidding on an item you may want to give the seller more than a few hours to respond to a bid. Exactly 90 minutes after placing your bid for this item you posted "I guess retract Bid". Although bidders do per the rules have every right to retract bids if it has not been accepted I would hope that any bidder on this forum would wait longer than 90 minutes before retracting a bid if it has not been responded to. Maybe I am wrong, or even way off base here, but in my opinion to withdraw a bid because of no response after 90 minutes of placing it is a bit extreme. However I do acknowledge your right to do so in the rules and would like to thank you again for making the generous bid.
Thanks, that would work if I received emails on my phone which I do not. I do receive emails when someone bids, but I need to be on my desktop to see I have an email. I am good with that. But I guess in todays world waiting 90 minutes for a response to an email or a text is unheard of for most people. I still can not get over how almost everyone both young and old are glued to their phones these days. Many days I never turn on my phone or computer. To each their own.
I don't think it's the 90 min. but with multiple bidders involved things get complicated, you have to be ready with this type of sale but as a seller I'd think you would want to know what's going on! maybe ebay would be better.
Nice item Mike! I as well do not carry a tracking device and avoid being "alerted" during the day for any reason. I also only carry an emergency flip phone and understand completely your situation. It can make you also look uninterested when you are bidding on an item and respond late. Old School living is mostly out of favor, but a Desktop Computer and stand-alone camera may even be smarter than a "smart" phone, but who knows? Easy fix just letting Cabers' know you are on your desktop only once or twice a day and to be patient. Turtles can win races. GLWTS
Yea, good to hear from someone who does not think perhaps the DOND site might be to complicated for me to handle and Ebay might be more suited for someone without a flip phone. Been selling with the same username for 25+ years, all using my Dell desktop and a Kodak camera. I sell 200+ items a year on Ebay, most Schwinn bike parts, I do like Ebay, live less than a mile from their main campus, have friends and relatives who work there. I would be asked in the past along with other Ebay users in the area that were close by if I wanted to come in for a focus group type discussion where they wanted user's feedback on items. I would even go there in the past when I had issues with items I was buying or selling. Now since COVID it is still locked up tighter than Fort Knox. In my opinion like a lot of companies that would like nothing better than to have no interaction except via texts or online with their customers. Try talking to a live person on the phone at most companies now days, it might be a dozen questions and prompts to get someone on the line if you are lucky.
As for the DOND site, I love it. I have said it before on here that the DOND is like the wild wild west. You have the sheriff(s), who are the moderators that in my opinion do a very good job. Then you have all the wanna be armchair moderators that think it is there job to report a bid within a minute after being placed if it does not meet the minimum requirements, or an item in the wrong section., stuff like that. I guess some people on hear really do live for the Cabe and feel it is perhaps a badge of honor they should get for being the first to report something within minutes after an incorrect posting. How about letting the moderators do their jobs, but I guess it all harkens back to people who can not wait more than few minutes or even hours to correct a mistake on here, or have a response to a bid or a question. You have train wrecks where everyone points the finger at who they feel is to blame, never themselves of course myself included. And don't forget all the backdoor deals and PM's sent back and forth, It is the wild wild west and you got to love it. I am smiling while I type this and do not by any means want to come across as nasty but the last post by SKPC which I appreciate the comment and I know was trying to be helpful in a polite way was telling me in my opinion that maybe this town (the DOND) is not right for me, and maybe I should "mosey" on out to the next town (EBAY) which might be more to my liking. Then you also have the rules and regulations set by the CABE, and the buyer's and seller's who are setting their their own rules. To each their own, and sure I will complain about things like everyone else, but I love it all.
I am 100% with you on this. Patience is fast becoming a thing of the past in this country and instant gratification seems to be the norm. If you love the DOND here as many do, then stick with it! Again, the answer to criticism from this crowd is patience, a fast-disappearing quality in an insta-button world. The buyer/users on the Cabe just may have to wait a bit longer for a response from you, that's all. No harm, no foul.