>>10650958>Sometimes people PM the seller and try to work out a BIN while the auction's still active and if there are already bids on it the seller is less likely to give it to them.
I've done this before actually and pm'ed a seller of what was a wishlist of mine a BIN suggestion which they politely declined because another bidder appeared before they got to open my message. Because both I and the other bidder were desperate and smooth-brained, we ended up driving the price up by bidding against each-other just 2 days into the auction.
I still ended up winning the auction but it was an utter bloodbath in the final minutes and I simply could've not bid this whole time. Because I started bidding so early, I felt like I had to keep an eye on it all the time when I just could've tuned in for the last 10 minutes of the auction which is indeed the wiser, more controlled approach.