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    Re: Group project: how to buy a sextant
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Apr 6, 20:48 -0700

    Greg, you wrote:
    "Now for the most important tip. Have a maximum budget in mind and then snipe the bid in the last ten seconds of bidding with the maximum amount. This may mean setting an alarm clock so as to be ready for the bid."

    I agree on this one. It's the best way to avoid a bidding war, and it's a good policy for anything collectible. There are services that will spare you the nuisance of setting an alarm. I use esnipe.com.

    -FER


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