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    I just (dec 17, 2009) purchased one of the 14 dump trucks in Utah. I am very upset after putting up with the 15 minute rule.
    The counter actually got down to "0" when it reset with a higher bid and a 14 minute extension. Soooooooo you sit and wait and of course someone bids again and extends the auction.
    This is all understandable, but a big waste of my time. Either do like Ebay - give it your best shot and end the darn thing. Or if you are going to play the game of extending, shorten it up to either 10 or better yet 5 minutes.
    We had to sit around for an extra hour wasteing my valuable time.
    I understand that this maximizes the return to the Govt. But it ticks off the buying customers.
    Tom @ Snake River

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    I hate it also but what ya going to do. It's their game and you have to play by their rules if you're going to play.

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    Ever been to a live auction? see the auctioneer when he knows "the other guy" is gonna bid. If he thinks it might get another bid he's gonna give him time to think about it.

    You gotta play the game if you want to win the prize.
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    If the 15 minute rule gets to you, the rest of the process will have you climbing a tower with a gun.

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    Put in your maximum bid, and walk away. Come back the next morning, and you have either won, or lost... just like eBay.

    -Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumps View Post
    Put in your maximum bid, and walk away. Come back the next morning, and you have either won, or lost... just like eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drgreg View Post
    If the 15 minute rule gets to you, the rest of the process will have you climbing a tower with a gun.

    If this is your first GL EUC purchase you are in for a real treat. You might get your truck in about 3 months or so. Then hope it isn't guted. Then hope it isn't lost...

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    Thats the way to do it stumps - Figure out what it is worth to you - bid that amount - if you get it for that or less - good you didn't over pay. If it goes for more than what it is worth to you - still good because you know you didn't over pay - someone else did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drgreg View Post
    If the 15 minute rule gets to you, the rest of the process will have you climbing a tower with a gun.
    I'll second that .

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    I have been on this merry-go-round several times before. This will be my 6th M-800 series truck.
    I do agree with the theroy of throwing out your highest bid and walking away.
    However in this case, I wanted to go home with a truck. This looked to be a "fleet reduction-sellout" in Utah with 14 dump trucks being offered.
    I found that this is the best time to buy a truck as most are in good shape vs one or two being offered that are damaged.

    My experience with GL has been favorable, except for the guy in Barstow which was of no help at all. There has been the usual hangups with EUC's ect..
    The bidding stalled at $3,310 at the close, and then an hour later turned out to be $5,250. Not a bad price, but, hey, lets get over the drama of dragging it out.

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