Why do people mention ongoing auctions they want to bid on?
Can't resist pointing out that if I was thinking of bidding on a machine, I sure wouldn't post a link here, as people frequently do. They will ask the forum what they think of the machine or the price and include a link. Among the 30,000+ members who might see your post there is a fairly strong likelihood that someone else might want to bid against you. Also, if I was watching an auction, it would annoy me to have someone else post it here, just increasing the chance for competition. In auctions as in poker, don't tip your hand. Just saying. Good luck to bidders!