Bidding wars that is. I searched the German subcategory of WWII on eBay and was looking for items that attracted a lot of bidding. The top two items I dug up are good case examples of how interesting bidding patterns can be on prized collectibles. In the case of the rifle scope one of the losing bidders was a real cheapskate! He came up against a high bid and tried 39 times to dink his bid just above that previously placed bid. At first he tried increments of $2 and then he got brave and started putting in bid increments of $5. After entering over three-dozen bids in this manner he gave up. The auction also saw two snipes come in during the last ninety seconds but they didn't have enough firepower to win. The winning bidder had placed his bid a comfortable nine hours before the close and it held off all challengers. In the case of the helment engraving the action took place near the end. In the last hour there were 8 bids from 4 different bidders. However, this item had a reserve price and that marker was finally met with about 35 minutes to go. The winning bidder even entered another higher bid for insurance but it was not needed as he was the only person willing to go above the reserve price. These five that I've picked represent a sample of the interesting bidding wars that have taken place recently in the WWII category.
|Bids||eBay Item Title - Link to Auction||Image Link|
|49||Very rare and old German rifle scope Ajack 2,5 x 70|
|45||German WW2 Wehrmacht soldier with helmet engraving|
|37||WWII GERMAN FIELD RADIO|
|33||German WWII Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger w/ scabbard|
|31||Original WW2 German Afrika Korps M43 Hat - No Reserve|