I recently made a few attempts purchasing old (20's-40's) swiss watches on ebay (the sort of middling stuff the usually sell for between $30 to $140. Not surprised I didn't win, (I bid too low).
But what was surprising is that when I click on the winner, most information is kept anonymous. However, it does show how many items the winner has bid on recently and on what type of items.
What I noticed was that alot the people buying up these old swiss watches make maybe 30-50 bids a day and might have active bids in the triple digits running all within the jewellery/watch categories (not sure if these are all old swiss watches though).
Who are these people? I assume some are here.
Are they trying to start their own watch business?
Do they believe watches are a good long term investment? I've heard much to the contrary unless you are buying really high end stuff.
Or are they all OCD ebay auction addicts?