Is markerbids legit? how does it work?
Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:59 PM
how does shit thats like $300 new and up, go for like $30?
who sells it, how is it that cheap?
and can you really save hundreds by using marker bids like is there a catch of some sort?
and lastly, how does it work? i noticed you gotta buy bids or something?
Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:02 AM
Although similar to gamling, it is not gambling. Gambling implies that luck is the main factor.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:58 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:37 PM
Markerbids requires an unholy amount of luck.
To some extent, yes. But it is not needed. Brute force can win, as can tactical bidding. Gambling is all luck, with the exception of bluffing someone or counting cards.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:11 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:23 PM
Like said before, someone can win by brute force: I.e. the damage dye nt. 1300 bids to win it.
Or someone can win by tactical bidding, which some members are extremly good at.
About the only luck involved is someone coming in at just the right moment, placing just a few bids, and winning.
And anyone who says there are extreme amounts of luck involved doesn't have the money to be bidding on marker bids. If you have the money to buy large amounts of bids, and you have the time to create your own strategy or to do some research, it's quite easy to figure out the patterns and trends. But you can't really use a strategy when you only have 20 bids.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:24 PM
so how much does a bid cost? and how many bids would the hypothetical dp fx go for to one buyer? as in how many bids would i need to place (estimate) to win an item and how much would that many bids be?
A bid technically costs $1, but there are bulk deals where you pay $300 and get 300 bids plus 100 or so extra for free; then you effectively paid less than $1 for each.
As for how many you need to win, that depends on who you're up against. On a small item, you can usually be good with about 40 bids (Caddy, barrel sock, stuff like that). On mid-range items like masks and tanks, you'll want 60-100. For large items like superguns, there's really no way to tell. Sometimes you can get one with 50 bids, other times you're fighting off waves of ten people with 300 bids each.
Most of the time you can throw about retail value at it to get it, but high-demand items are unpredictable.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:34 PM
sorry if im coming off slow, i just wanna get a good grip for what this is about
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:37 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:41 PM
Yes, but you have to purchase bids in advance and the odds of another bidder coming along and bidding after you are quite high. Theoretically it can work that way, but it is really rare to win with one bid.
so does everyone wait til the last 15 seconds and a billion people blast away their bids at the last minute kinda like how ebay operates?
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:46 PM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:21 PM
When you lose an auction, you don't get your money back, it's gone forever.
In a traditional auction you bid and if you lose, don't pay anything.
In traditional gambling you gamble and if you lose, you lose your money.
Which one sounds more like MarkerBids?
Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:35 PM
call it gambling, call it a bid site, call it what you want. i'd recomend cuation and a steady set of wits if you plan to use the site.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:34 PM
Well aware, he is a master of sarcasm, and I love me my Baux.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:45 PM
Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:43 AM
Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:56 AM
Markerbids is legit, but is an operation set up to be extremely lucrative to the owner, not to give poor folks expensive stuff for cheap.
Am I the only one that when they see FEP QUEST they read it as FAP-QUEST then chuckle silently?
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