Originally Posted by ltpdttcdft
The real bidding happens at the last second. Sort by time ending soonest. Pick a listing ending in the next few hours and set your alarm for about 5 minutes before it ends. Put the max price you're willing to pay for that particular listing and don't submit it until about 2 seconds is left.
If there's not anything reasonably priced ending within the next few hours just filter by "buy it now" only and sort price+shipping lowest.
Decent sandy bridge boards go for about $30 (might need bios flash to support your CPU).
Decent ivy bridge boards go for about $50.
Overclockable boards go for about $85 (lowest end) to the mid-100s, probably not worth it.
outstanding advice, and really well written, will try out this stratagy moving forward! Would have helped, was watching an Asus Maximus V Gene, sat at $45 for all 10 days, and I thought it was mines to win since I was the high bidder that time, particularly with it ending around end of Super Bowl. NOPE at last 3 min's it jumped up to $85, and I lost by doing $90 when I should have set my max price of $110, it sold for $91. That was one of the most disheartening feelings ever, thought it was mine and wanted it so bad since it wasn't the ugly blue'ized mobo's seemingly common for this era.
All this reminds me of what we called SNIPING back in my day, we would have like 10 browsers open on the listing and each had prices incrementally higher, $5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ect, ect, and we would jus click enter on each one at the last 30sec's..
P.s have promising leads, on a z77 MPOWER for $100 CIB, and a Biostar z77A for $120 BRAND NEW, we shall see