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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    Default on line auction bidding cock up

    i spotted a pair of yamaha ns-1000m speakers listed in auction and bid 400 on them via the saleroom.com.
    i was watching the auction live on my mobile and when the bidding passed my 400 i thought id have 1 more bid,trouble is it keep saying 'your the highest bidder'! the auction ended i won them for 500,the total including buyers comission comes to 608

    my worry is i didnt bid 500! im going to contact the saleroom.com tomorrow and explain,have i got any chance?
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Usually go for 1000 plus so what's the worry lol.

    If perfect working order I'll buy them off you for 608 😁

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    thats another worry,they could have blown drivers too

    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Are you sure you bid 400 and not 4000?
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    If you didn't bid 500 why do they think you did?

    I'm guessing it is not like an eBay auction where you can bid 500 and pay only 1 more than the last highest bid. It is a proper auction so you bid 500 that us what you pay even if the previous bid was only 401

    Your bid is a contract so if you don't pay they can take civil action to recover the debt.

    On the plus side if they are working fine you got a huge bargain.
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    Salerooms are dangerous places;even online. You have to be very strict with yourself and not go above your level. If you were typing in a value quickly you could have pressed 5 instead of 4 i guess.
    as to the driver being blown, I ont know if they are available. Only plus is others were prepared to pay close to what you did so they are probably still a decent buy if you source a driver
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    [QUOTE=jamie123;865071]thats another worry,they could have blown drivers too

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrlb View Post
    Check the magnets on the woofers mate if you do get them as Yamaha used an inferior adhesive on the magnets so they become dislodged and even fall off .
    Good luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Salerooms are dangerous places;even online. You have to be very strict with yourself and not go above your level. If you were typing in a value quickly you could have pressed 5 instead of 4 i guess.
    as to the driver being blown, I ont know if they are available. Only plus is others were prepared to pay close to what you did so they are probably still a decent buy if you source a driver
    as far as i know grant they are in full working order but not tested,my worry is i get them back and all the drivers are buggered but id have to be very very unlucky for that to happen,fingers crossed,touch wood!

    i phoned up the company that handles the online bidding and they say i did bid 500,it would appear i did indeed do as you said and type the 5 instead of the 4!

    i might chuck the supex sd-900 super cartridge on the bay to soften the blow
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    if drivers are ok then its a decent buy. probably make a profit on them easy enough after tidying
    Regards,
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