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  • I think they should just cancel all further auctions and just send the remaining prizes to my address. Problem solved! ;)
  • edited December 2017
    Since the pedals u have Problems with the Script. Yesterday was Horror. I refreshed ans always get an Apache Server Time out. When i get an result it says auction finished. Pls fix it
  • edited December 2017
    And again it doesn't work..

    May I suggest a blind bid, put up an e-mail address every day, random which can't be guessed, have people mail their bid and the first to get the correct bid is the winner.
  • edited December 2017
    We just want to make a few people happy. If this system does not look appealing for you then kindly ignore it t. Thank you.
    Sorry, but in mho it's rediculous to be so offended. Everyone should have the same chance to bid. It would have been fairer to give all customers a 5 to 20 percent discount on the products if the system did not work properly. So everyone would have been happy...
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  • We just want to make a few people happy. If this system does not look appealing for you then kindly ignore it t. Thank you.
    Sorry, but in mho it's rediculous to be so offended. Everyone should have the same chance to bid. It would have been fairer to give all customers a 5 to 20 percent discount on the products if the system did not work properly. So everyone would have been happy...

    Do you realize that the auction is nly for ONE unit per day and region?
    Fatnatec does not do discounts except on Black Friday.
  • Would be nice to know how much each winning bid was?


  • 1133 x 555 - 86K
  • edited December 2017
    All auctions from now on will start at 18.00 CET in EU and 17.00 PST in US.

    Duration is 2 hours. We will have some downtime before that because we are working on the system.
  • UPDATE

    We decided to change the terms in order to make it more convenient for you.
    Everyday the auction will start at the same time and will last for 2 hours.
    We are still improving the performance so I hope it gets better everyday.
    So Thomas please ensure that your IT crew who tries to increase your web server performance will get a huge pizza at lunch time just to keep them motivated. 
  • All auctions from now on will start at 18.00 CET in EU and 17.00 PST in US.

    Duration is 2 hours. We will have some downtime before that because we are working on the system.
    The rest of the auction remains the same? You set a secret winning offer and whoever bids on that price wins?

    I hope eveything works out  :)
  • All auctions from now on will start at 18.00 CET in EU and 17.00 PST in US.

    Duration is 2 hours. We will have some downtime before that because we are working on the system.
    I just would like to say  that I myself really do like the effort you guys must be putting in right now to bring us your great products for one person at a time at a greatly reduced price. Off course it's real unfortunate that the IT stuff doen't work like you expected and we all hope it would, but still. I'm happy to have the change to pick up one of the fanatec gear for a great price, even if that chance is a small one. 

    I see this like a lottery, small chance on a big reward and you don't even have to buy a ticket.
    Good luck to you all en may the best (luckiest) man win.
  • From 9 am site is crash and error mesage. Sixth day and I have not been able to bid one time :neutral:
  • edited December 2017
    Hello
    I am also since 2 December that I try to participate in the auction but it is not possible.
    Almost always comes a page load error.
  • Just wondering, the people who have won so far, will they recieve their price for the actual price they won?
    I'm not one of them, just curious.
  • i love fanatec, great holiday auctions!  :)>-
  • Hi,

    Isn't part of the process guessing when the auction ends in order to win? If everyone knows that the auction is for 2 hours then every one will just wait to big in the last seconds of the auction. This will just slam your server too.

  • Hi,

    Isn't part of the process guessing when the auction ends in order to win? If everyone knows that the auction is for 2 hours then every one will just wait to big in the last seconds of the auction. This will just slam your server too.
    If you do that then you're gonna miss out on the chance to win. It's still going to cap at the predefined price. so it won't last for 2 hours.
  • Hi,

    Isn't part of the process guessing when the auction ends in order to win? If everyone knows that the auction is for 2 hours then every one will just wait to big in the last seconds of the auction. This will just slam your server too.
    True
  • I suppose that there is a limit of time. If you bet and nobody rises in a predefined amount of time, the auction is yours. I really don't know, because the system never worked for me, but if not works in this way, nobody will bet at 18:00.
  • Will you be offering some items multiple times, or which each day be a new item?  For instance, if I miss the bid on the CSL Elite PS4 wheel will it be up again another day?
  • Honestly the way this should all work is you let the user input the highest amount they are willing to pay. If they get out bid then they get out bid. If someone bids the max you are wanting for the item then it ends right away at the price you set. This whole $1 or $5 increase business is just asking for a congested server.
  • What I don't understand is: you're experiencing load issues on your server and to fix this you decide to set the auction at a fixed time so even more people will come to your server. Your tech support needs an upgrade.
  • Site is crash today and this bid is not good. Why only 1€ bid because everyone who is bidding is lost only last who bid reserved price is winner. This is just not a bid :neutral:
  • edited December 2017
    Whell todays csl elite ps4 auction for me went lol way. somehow I was able o load the fanatec page with ticking time and bids are being placed. My goal was to place a bid on 250Eur. And i waited almost 30 mins til my bid appeared. same second I placed a bid... on 250 eur.. and guess what?! auction ended! without registering my bid ! and if you look at the bids time chart, you se that there was 7 seconds between 249 and 250 bid.. well it is sad.. and this system is well.. bad... ;(
  • It needs to be changed so that everyone can bid more times and offer more money. Because this is very bad now :neutral:
  • edited December 2017
    Yesterday the site showed it accepted my bid of $57. I placed it 5 seconds before the auction ended. When website automatically loaded auction results it removed my bid and the person at $56 won. 
     
    Whell todays csl elite ps4 auction for me went lol way. somehow I was able o load the fanatec page with ticking time and bids are being placed. My goal was to place a bid on 250Eur. And i waited almost 30 mins til my bid appeared. same second I placed a bid... on 250 eur.. and guess what?! auction ended! without registering my bid ! and if you look at the bids time chart, you se that there was 7 seconds between 249 and 250 bid.. well it is sad.. and this system is well.. bad... ;(


    I think the time on our browser is not in sync with the time of their server with all these problems. Placing last second bid didn't work. If you really want last bid have to place bid several seconds before it looks like it is going to end. Could be 15 seconds, 30 seconds, don't know. 
  • It all worked perfectly for me today, well done Fanatec!
  • Yesterday the site showed it accepted my bid of $57. I placed it 5 seconds before the auction ended. When website automatically loaded auction results it removed my bid and the person at $56 won. 
     
    Whell todays csl elite ps4 auction for me went lol way. somehow I was able o load the fanatec page with ticking time and bids are being placed. My goal was to place a bid on 250Eur. And i waited almost 30 mins til my bid appeared. same second I placed a bid... on 250 eur.. and guess what?! auction ended! without registering my bid ! and if you look at the bids time chart, you se that there was 7 seconds between 249 and 250 bid.. well it is sad.. and this system is well.. bad... ;(


    I think the time on our browser is not in sync with the time of their server with all these problems. Placing last second bid didn't work. If you really want last bid have to place bid several seconds before it looks like it is going to end. Could be 15 seconds, 30 seconds, don't know. 
    It seems so... But then it is no possible way to bid for what you exactly want. today I just felt that the price for the wheel must be 50% off, and I waited for this bid to click.. and clicked!!! so you can imagine how mad and sad I was at the end ;)
  • 2 issues I had: Started on pc but had to leave home so I just bid. I got an error stating "your bid is lower than the current price". 3 times. Then I switched to Android but then the bid button didnt work.
  • Well You screwed us again Thomas!! I had the perfect number picked out, but the stupid powerball machine is broken! I kept chanting the right number but it pulled a different number, my number wasn't even moving...don't you know that prize is mine?! Nobody else deserves a chance to win more than me!! No, it doesn't matter that I didn't buy a ticket...wait...Fanatec doesn't control the Powerball lottery too? Okay...nevermind
  • Great idea fanatec. Sure it's hard to connect at times but who cares, it's a bit if fun and who knows I might even win something. So please stop moaning and just take it as the little bit of fun that it clearly is.
  • Great idea fanatec. Sure it's hard to connect at times but who cares, it's a bit if fun and who knows I might even win something. So please stop moaning and just take it as the little bit of fun that it clearly is.
    I was joking, but sometimes sarcasm isn't as clear when typing :-) I love the auction, unpredictability and all lol :-)
  • Seems like bidding should start at 10%, isn’t that the minimum possible price. Anyone who bids $1 would seem to have no chance to win, spending their only available bid pointlessly.
  • US is live now and finally it seems to work smoothly. I am glad that you are enjoying it now :) It is a new concept and some comments show me that it takes some time to understand the system but we still have some more auctions to come.
  • Hi, Thomas question why only 1 € bid and limit to bid only one time. Because only chance winning is last person who bid reserved price. Today i bid on 62€ for CSL after a few seconds outbid. When price is come to 248€ i wanted to bid again but I can not more bid :neutral: Please more time bid minimum 5 times :wink:
  • Seems like bidding should start at 10%, isn’t that the minimum possible price. Anyone who bids $1 would seem to have no chance to win, spending their only available bid pointlessly.
    If you bid below, you can still win if the auction ends because of time limit. But personally I would wait until the end of the auction if the price is below the 10%.
  • Hi, Thomas question why only 1 € bid and limit to bid only one time. Because only chance winning is last person who bid reserved price. Today i bid on 62€ for CSL after a few seconds outbid. When price is come to 248€ i wanted to bid again but I can not more bid :neutral: Please more time bid minimum 5 times :wink:
    Why do you think that this will increase your chances? Others will also have 5 bids and the auction will just end sooner ;)
  • Screwd out of another possible win due to the website signing me out randomly after being logged in for 5 minutes...  SMH..
  • Seems like bidding should start at 10%, isn’t that the minimum possible price. Anyone who bids $1 would seem to have no chance to win, spending their only available bid pointlessly.
    If you bid below, you can still win if the auction ends because of time limit. But personally I would wait until the end of the auction if the price is below the 10%.
    if you place your bid at the very last seconds your bid does not count. 

    Monday I tried with 3 seconds left - bid did not register
    Yesterday I tried with 7 seconds left - bid did not register
    Today I tried with 12 seconds left - bid did not register
    Tomorrow I will try with 20 second left...
  • That was a fun one. It was the first one I was able to try to bid on. Very exciting in the last couple of seconds. I waited too long though and my bid wasn't registered unfortunately so I'll have to try a little sooner next time lol. I was excited too, that wheel would go good with my inverted pedals at Christmas. I'll see if any more wheel packages come up. Thanks Thomas and Fanatec for a fun little game and for putting so much time and effort into making it work well for everyone.
  • edited December 2017
    Hi, Thomas question why only 1 € bid and limit to bid only one time. Because only chance winning is last person who bid reserved price. Today i bid on 62€ for CSL after a few seconds outbid. When price is come to 248€ i wanted to bid again but I can not more bid :neutral: Please more time bid minimum 5 times :wink:
    Why do you think that this will increase your chances? Others will also have 5 bids and the auction will just end sooner ;)
    Today auction ended in 20 minutes. I do not know but I got used to classics bid like ebay :smile: Try tomorrow with one bid, but I would really like we are not limited to one :wink: Best regards
  • Exhilarating stuff. Can't believe I pulled it off, based on some of the other comments I must have timed the bid just right so it would register. I can now say I'm a proud Fanatec owner, and probably will be for a long long time. Thanks for the great setup Thomas and Fanatec, I'm overjoyed! It was frustrating the first few days, but it seems to be working perfectly now, and working exactly as it was intended - to bring an element of luck into play. Best of luck to all of you going forward this season.
  • ILD said:
    Seems like bidding should start at 10%, isn’t that the minimum possible price. Anyone who bids $1 would seem to have no chance to win, spending their only available bid pointlessly.
    If you bid below, you can still win if the auction ends because of time limit. But personally I would wait until the end of the auction if the price is below the 10%.
    if you place your bid at the very last seconds your bid does not count. 

    Monday I tried with 3 seconds left - bid did not register
    Yesterday I tried with 7 seconds left - bid did not register
    Today I tried with 12 seconds left - bid did not register
    Tomorrow I will try with 20 second left...
    My clock stopped at 8 seconds, so I justed tapping like a mad man. No such luck.
  • Today works perfect, it´s really nice. I hope win one time. Amazing idea and effort Thomas and your team! Thanks!
  • edited December 2017
    I will no longer try today. After the black Friday disappointment this is another one... And it's all down to cheap hosting and bad web development. On BF I missed out because the site didn't register my order and by Monday when I found out all stock was gone. Now after trying everyday I didn't even once see the auction page. The system is also flawed but hopefully they learn from this if they ever decide to risk this again. Someone can register a lot of account. Write a script of how to bid, set it to x time before the end and start your automatic bidding.
  • Exhilarating stuff. Can't believe I pulled it off, based on some of the other comments I must have timed the bid just right so it would register. I can now say I'm a proud Fanatec owner, and probably will be for a long long time. Thanks for the great setup Thomas and Fanatec, I'm overjoyed! It was frustrating the first few days, but it seems to be working perfectly now, and working exactly as it was intended - to bring an element of luck into play. Best of luck to all of you going forward this season.
    So are we to assume since winning that you no longer have questions or doubts about Fanatecs abilities and or business decisions? Lol
  • Erik. You could have tried on Saturday morning when stock was there and the site was working fine. Thousands of orders were placed successfully. And we actually have ways to avoid cheating. So far everything looks normal. But if you do not like it then I suggest you should go racing instead ;)
  • Erik. You could have tried on Saturday morning when stock was there and the site was working fine. Thousands of orders were placed successfully. And we actually have ways to avoid cheating. So far everything looks normal. But if you do not like it then I suggest you should go racing instead ;)
    Hi Thomas, I just trusted you when you said there was no need to hurry and there was plenty of stock. Unfortunately due o personal circumstances I was not able to go online during the weekend. Good thing there are anti cheating measures in place and I appreciate the effort you are making for customers and I am sure this has already been a big lesson in how to approach this but on the other hand it maybe overwhelmed you in how big the fanatec customer base actually is. Ps. I wish I could go racing, my GT2 broke down a few weeks ago, and I have to wait until April for a replacement. I would even go so far to pay more just to get my hands on one but unfortunately that is not an option. The CSW is just out of my reach for a semi casual racer.
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