Well, someone outbid me on the Stellar 1. Not a big deal. I don’t really need another guitar.
But here’s the thing that frustrates me:
I’ve never won a guitar by sniping (putting in a last-second bid), but I’ve lost dozens that way.
The thing that frustrates me is just what happened here. If I’d won the guitar for $200, I’d have been pleased: a very good deal. But someone else comes in and gets it for $202. Virtually identical price. Based on experience, $204 would not have been good enough for me to get it. I’d have had to go up to $280 or so.
It seems like if I find a guitar extremely underpriced by $100 or more, if I participate, I might win or might not, but the final price is within $30 of what it is worth. If I don’t participate, however, someone wins the guitar for at least $100 less than it is worth.
Why can’t I ever get a guitar for super cheap without a “buy it now” option?