Looking at usernames on Eno Auctions may be a fun little habit of yours while you find auctions to bid on. But have you noticed that some of them are kind of funny, or kind of in-your-face aggressive? There’s a reason for that.
The aggressive ones are probably experienced bidders. Or if they’re not experienced, they’re smart. They know that a good auction username has these functions:
- Helps you blend in
- Intimidates newbies
- Increase your chances of winning
Penny auctions are about psychology, that part is clear. And nowhere is that clearer than in a username.
1. Watch the aggressive usernames to see if they live up to the hype.
Some people create aggressive auction usernames like IWinYouDie or something – but they don’t follow through with action. Watch to see if they are actually power bidders with the time and patience to keep throwing out bids to the last second. If they are, then you know you’ve got competition on your hands – but you might find that, most of the time, they’re not.
2. A misleading username may be tricking you.
These bidders try to intimidate or mislead you before the bidding even starts, with names like BidEnded or with lots of characters and dashes — something that makes it look like the auction is closed. Then there are those who create usernames that seem harmless or nonsensical, like LittleOldLady or something, but they might actually be crazy power bidders who will do anything it takes to win.
And you never know, they might ALL be misleading.
What Are YOU Going To Do About It?
The point is, pick people out of the lineup by looking for those with aggressive or misleading usernames. But to see if they’re actually people to be scared of, just watch their behavior. If you see that they’re only talking big with an aggressive username, you’ve got the upper hand. Just get your bid on and take them out.
And if you think you can come up with a username that can pull a trick slicker than these guys, we’d like to see you try.