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# 141142 2-Mar-2014 18:38
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I was so angry the other day.

I was bidding, and winning a speaker on Trademe with minutes to go and then I lost reception. As I was at work I was using my mobile.

As there hadnt been any other bids I was sure I won it.

A couple of hours later I got home, and to my shock I received an email to say that the reserve hadnt been met and the auction closed.

The item was offered for $15 more than my bid, and it was accepted by someone else ( I was at work).

At no point was I aware that there was a reserve and it hadn't been met. The only message I saw was that I was leading the bidding.

Nothing I can do now, but still slightly annoyed.

Anyone else had similar issues? 

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  # 997697 2-Mar-2014 18:38
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Hmmmm. Here we go.

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  # 997703 2-Mar-2014 18:41
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not sure what you are annoyed about at TM given you lost reception or am I getting this wrong

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  # 997714 2-Mar-2014 18:55
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I'm not exactly sure what you are annoyed about. If a bid meets the reserve then the red flag shows. Until then it does not. Either you are new to trademe, or is this just your unlucky first time ever you have struck an auction with a reserve set higher than the starting price.

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  # 997723 2-Mar-2014 19:11
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I am fairly new to TM, but am sure that there was a red flag after my bid.

Maybe I did something wrong, I'm starting to doubt myself now.. . . .

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  # 997727 2-Mar-2014 19:15
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So what is the auction number?

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  # 997729 2-Mar-2014 19:22
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So reception on your device and your misunderstanding of when an auction becomes live is TM's fault? Hmmmmm.

Understandably frustrating, but sometimes life happens.

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  # 997730 2-Mar-2014 19:23
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I have seen on my laptop that there is a message 'reserve not met', but dont ever remember seeing it on my mobile



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  # 997735 2-Mar-2014 19:27
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33coupe: I have seen on my laptop that there is a message 'reserve not met', but dont ever remember seeing it on my mobile

Should be easy to find an overpriced auction and see what happens there on mobile again. It is not possible to lower reserve to meet a bid, so you will be safe bidding on something like that.

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  # 997745 2-Mar-2014 19:45
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funniest post ever!

makes me feel better after a 1st world weekend issue :D

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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