Imagine I'm shopping for a model XL-3Q widget on eBay. There are a half dozen for sale, all with different end times and conditions. Yet I want only one.
Is there a way I can chain the bids? If I fail to win the first listing, I'd like to roll over and bid on the next one. It might look like this:
Auction 1: light scratches: $55 max bid (auction ends in 10 minutes) Auction 2: perfect condition: $65 max bid (auction ends in 13 minutes) Auction 3: missing case: $55 max bid Auction 4: perfect condition: $70 max bid Auction 5: perfect condition: $75 max bid (auction ends in 2 days)
I'll shoot for a bargain with the first auction, but if that fails I'll raise my offer. This might play out over a few hours or days. Or maybe I'd just bid $55 for the XL-3Q, and simply try that bid on each auction until I finally get it.
And what's the proper term? Chained bidding, linked bidding, like goods bidding? Is there a reason eBay does not support it directly?