Apple Auction

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
<a href="http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-928843.html"; target="_blank">http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-928843.html</a>; <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

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  • Reply 1 of 10
    dcsimagesdcsimages Posts: 56member
    I actually got a refurbed 1710 monitor from Apple at an onsite Dovebid auction a few years ago. The problem now is that Apple's using Dovebids online auction service which requires you to be running Windows to participate.



    [ 05-30-2002: Message edited by: dcsimages ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 10
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [quote]<strong>Although DoveBid is well known for auctioning off the remnants of dead dot-coms, it is also a regular clearinghouse for tech and other companies looking to shed unwanted gear. Upcoming auctions include offerings from Boeing, Ford, JDS Uniphase and Solectron.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Anybody want to go in on a refurbished 747?
  • Reply 3 of 10
    Is 747 is a codename for a prototype G4 machine that Apple are auctioning off? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 4 of 10
    Hi,



    First post here, but I've been lurking around for quite a while now. Guess I can no longer stay in the dark now...

    I was wondering about this auction. Is it meant for the US only or can anyone bid. And how about shipment, payment etc ..?

    Anyone with experience with these auctions ?



    Thanks
  • Reply 5 of 10
    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    I've seen some posts from other sites noting that in the terms of sale, that there's supposed to be a 13% buyer's premium added onto the final price. I went to the Dovebid site and it appears to be true. Just thought I'd give everyone a heads up.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    dcsimagesdcsimages Posts: 56member
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Dylsexic Manupilator:

    [QB]Hi,





    I was wondering about this auction. Is it meant for the US only or can anyone bid. And how about shipment, payment etc ..?

    Anyone with experience with these auctions ?



    Go to <a href="http://www.dovebid.com"; target="_blank">http://www.dovebid.com</a>; and look for the information. One thing I can tell you is that in order to participate in the online auction you have to have some special software running. When I downloaded it, it was an .exe file and I couldn't find any reference to Mac compatible software. If you have access to a wintel box give it a try.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    dcsimagesdcsimages Posts: 56member
    Here are a few tips for auction newbies.



    As noted there is a 13% premium which means you have to add 13% of the winning bid to the price.



    You may have to pay your local sales tax depending on which state you live in if they have tax reciprocity with the state that the sale is registered with.



    You'll have to pay shipping and Apple picks the method.



    Most of the lots contain multiple items. You're bidding on the complete lot. You can't bid on a lot of 10 cpu's and only take one ( well you could, but you have to pay for all of them ).



    Depending on how the auction is run, you either bid on the lot or on the units in the lot. Bidding on the lot is straight forward, the winning bid is what you pay for the whole lot. Unit bidding is a little different, and can be confusing for someone new. Your bid is the price you're willing to pay for each unit in the lot, but you have to take all of the items in the lot. So if there are ten items in the lot and your winning bid is $200 per unit, you multiply that by the ten units in the lot for a total of $2000. It may seem obvious reading it here, but every auction I've been to where there has been unit price bidding more than one person has screwed up and bid much higher than they should have because they thought they were bidding a lot price. I saw a guy go from jumping with joy to almost fainting when he found out that the lot he thought he won for a $6600 bid on a ten item lot came out to $66,000 plus premium.



    [ 05-30-2002: Message edited by: dcsimages ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 10
    mac's girlmac's girl Posts: 556member
    yes, i'll take all 39 of those ipods please.



    ???

  • Reply 9 of 10
    ziplocziploc Posts: 41member
    [quote]Originally posted by dcsimages:

    <strong>Here are a few tips for auction newbies.



    Most of the lots contain multiple items. You're bidding on the complete lot. You can't bid on a lot of 10 cpu's and only take one ( well you could, but you have to pay for all of them ).



    Depending on how the auction is run, you either bid on the lot or on the units in the lot. Bidding on the lot is straight forward, the winning bid is what you pay for the whole lot. Unit bidding is a little different, and can be confusing for someone new. Your bid is the price you're willing to pay for each unit in the lot, but you have to take all of the items in the lot. So if there are ten items in the lot and your winning bid is $200 per unit, you multiply that by the ten units in the lot for a total of $2000. It may seem obvious reading it here, but every auction I've been to where there has been unit price bidding more than one person has screwed up and bid much higher than they should have because they thought they were bidding a lot price. I saw a guy go from jumping with joy to almost fainting when he found out that the lot he thought he won for a $6600 bid on a ten item lot came out to $66,000 plus premium.



    [ 05-30-2002: Message edited by: dcsimages ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    From Dovebid Terms & Conditions:





    [quote]1. Bidding Information:

    * "Multiple Lot, Single Price" Auction Format

    The Auction Format for all assets that has quantity of more than 1 in this auction is "Multiple Lot, Single Price".

    This auction format means an item lot that consists of multiple identical units is offering the same sale price per unit for all bidders. And the bidders may bid for one or more units at this particular lot.

    All winning bidders pay the lowest successful bid (the lowest bid over Reserve).

    In the event when there are more bidders than items available, the earliest successful bids will be awarded the items.



    For Example: Lot 26 consists of 10 units of similar items. It's auction format is "Multiple Lot, Single Price", and has a Starting bid of $400 and Reserve price of US$500 per unit. The first 9 people bid for 1 unit at US$700 (met Reserve Price) each. Then 1 last person bids for 2 units at US$500 (also met Reserve) each. When Lot 26 is closed, all bidders will pay US$500 for each unit, and the 'last person in' (the US$500 for 2 lots) gets only one. <hr></blockquote>



    Sounds like you don't have to take the whole lot to me.



    zip
  • Reply 10 of 10
    scadboyscadboy Posts: 189member
    You can bid for individual items, I was following it for awhile, trying to snatch up a few ibooks, ipods, and G4 towers, but people are bidding ludicrous prices for that shite. They had three 17" CRT, yes CRT Monitors, they got bid up to $400 a piece. If I recall, that's only a little shy of what they sold for retail, and that's before the 13% commission. A 733MHZ G4 with a superdrive is already up to $1,500.



    I wanted to snag a few ipods, give one to my b/f, and then sell the others on eBay, but they're already past $300 a piece (plus commission).



    I think there may be a few silly bastards who think they're getting the whole lot, and are unwittingly jacking up the prices, because they're nowhere near what the stuff is worth individually.



    ciao,



    michael



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