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JohnDohe

I won, but . . . Please explain the bidding sequence

Reported by JohnDohe | December 7th, 2017 @ 11:14 AM | in 2.1 Release

HALP!

I'M SO CONFUSED!!! :-))

Following is the bidding history in the hour before the auction ended
for an item I eventually won.

[I am xxxxxxx(216)]

xxxxxxx(216) $120.02 6 Dec 2017 at 6:30:17PM PST
1***t(353) $120.00 6 Dec 2017 at 5:29:19PM PST
xxxxxxx(216) $115.00 6 Dec 2017 at 6:30:17PM PST (eBay text hidden until I copied these bids: "This is an automatic bid (proxy bid) placed by eBay on behalf of the bidder.")
1***t(353) $112.50 6 Dec 2017 at 5:28:20PM PST

When I created my Jbid the highest bidder was 1***t for $112.50 on 6 Dec 2017 at 5:28:20PM PST.

Then at 6:30:17PM PST Jbid bid for me [xxxxxxx]: $115.00 on 6 Dec 2017 at 6:30:17PM PST

Jbid bid for me 1-hr, 1-min and 57-sec's AFTER l***t's highest bid.

But then l***t outbid me by $5.00 . . . 1-hr and 58-seconds BEFORE my initial bid!!

Jbid then successfully outbid l***t.

Now, I'm glad I won.

But . . . it appears to me that Jbid bid up the price by bidding $115.00,
which caused l***t to outbid me by $5.00, and then I outbid him by 2-cents
but I ended up paying $5.00 more than necessary?

I can't make sense out of the sequence of the times of the bids!

All the times are listed as PST so . . .

How could l***t have out-bid me 1-hr and 58-seconds BEFORE Jbid even bid for me??

From what I can make sense out of, had Jbid simply waited until the 7 seconds
before the auction ended that I've set Jbid to bid, I would have won the item
for $5.00 less i.e., for $115.02.

Instead, I won it for the maximum bid I was willing to pay.

But I thought Jbid was supposed to work to simply outbid the highest bidder
by waiting until the last x-seconds before the auction ends (this time being
set in my preferences) and submitting a bid that is just in excess of the
highest bid at that time.

I'm THINK, but I'm not sure, it has something to do with automatic bidding,
but for the life of me I can't make sense of how this works!

Or did it have something to do with me clicking on the gavel-block icon to
"Place snipe" right after I created my snipe?

Can anyone explain, step-by-step, how the bidding worked in a manner that
makes sense out of the out-of-sequence bidding-times?

Many Thanks!

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