david robertson Posted April 21, 2008 Share Posted April 21, 2008 This decent-looking Lachenal MacCann just sold for £470 - surely less than half its true value. I had placed a bid with a sniper service, and on looking it up at the end of the auction, I found the sad words, "Auction restricted: requirements not met". The seller tells me that the only requirements he set for the sale were UK residence and Paypal membership - I qualify on both counts. He also tells me that another potential buyer contacted him with the same tale, and I'd be prepared to have a small wager that I wasn't the only member of cnet ready to have a punt on the instrument. Was anyone else sniping, and did anyone else have the same experience? I don't suspect any kind of skulduggery, but clearly some automated system is kicking in and blocking legitimate bids. I feel a bit sorry for myself, but much sorrier for the seller, who has potentially lost around £500. Can anyone shed any light? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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