SkoreIt! recently made a few major changes to the bidding on the site.
- Removed Watch Lists
- Removed Ability To Hide Win History
The reason they removed the watch lists seems to me, pretty obvious. The established bidders were using the watch lists to signal to one another which auctions they intended to go for. Seriously, every Friday the established bidders would all race around adding items to their watch lists and checking the watch lists of the others. Everyone would check Sorry and his wife and then they would quickly add auctions to their watch list. There were even arguments of ‘watch list jumping’ and other ridiculousness.
Personally getting rid of the watch lists does make sense from SI’s perspective. Obviously it will be interesting seeing the tag battles and the pecking order as things shake up. Tuesday, April 17th is the 1st day that auctions go live that were not previously on someones watch list.
The reason they removed the ability to hide your win history is a bit beyond me. I really am not sure why they did this unless it was in an effort to keep regular bidders more active. I suppose this could work as it does make it where you can’t hide behind a hidden history and you want to make sure you history has quality wins in the results.
More SkoreIt Changes
In addition to removing watchlists and forcing everyones win history turned off, they also turned off the ability to show your currently bidding. I suppose this was to signal to others that you were approaching BIN and ‘now is the time to jump’.
These changes will effect everyones skoreit strategy some as it is going to be harder for the new guys to win.
I really think SI should add some auctions that are for beginners only or for users who have less than 3 wins. Let the new guys figure it out and win a few things. You know, set the hook nice and deep.