There was an item I wanted about to expire at 30 mil BID no buyout. I knew the value of the item was worth exactly 80 million. I was buying this item to FLIP.
I stopwatch time every single auction and always enter my bid amount with exactly 15 seconds remaining.
I proceeded like always and I enter 77,999,888 with 15 seconds left. I expect the same thing to happen as it always does either I win the bid for lower than my amount, or, I get outbid in the last few seconds and lose the bid.
I spam search for the last 15 seconds to monitor any bids. The Bid immediately jumped to 44 million. No further bids input for 14.5 seconds, business as usual. With 0.000000 seconds left on the item the bid price jumps to exactly my bid amount and it says I won the item for 77,999,888.
Now, I have bought thousands of items off the AH. Probably in the 2-3 thousand items range. I dont do anything but play this game.
What kind of events could possibly transpired that I win the bid for exactly the amount I bid on it? Either someone outbid me and they won the item at my price...or i win the bid and at the next closest buyers price. There is no way I could have won the item for exactly down to the penny the amount I bid on it.
I post concern because in the future when I bid on a GG item worth 500mil to 1Billion. I DONT WANT TO BE R*PED FOR EVERY SINGLE PENNY because something shady behind the scenes is going on.
Shady how? Dont know you tell me.
Wtf just happened.