ESL Podcast ep. 1118 in Japanese

英語の勉強のためにESL (English as a Second Language) podcastの日本語訳を作ってみました。


1,118 - Bidding on Online Auctions

Get a good deal on an online auction. Learn more in this episode.

Jermaine: Wait! You shouldn’t bid on that auction right now. Wait until the last minute. 

Bethany: This auction has a buy-it-now price of $25 and free shipping.

Jermaine: Don’t pay the buy-it-now price. The minimum bid on this item is $10 and the current bid is only $12.50. There’s no reserve, so if you wait to bid, you may snag it for a much lower price than $25.

Bethany: Okay, I guess I can wait, but why can’t I place a bid of $15 right now?

Jermaine: First of all, the bidding on this auction goes up by increments of 50-cents, so the next bid would be $13.00. You could place a maximum bid of $15.00, but someone might outbid you at any time.

Bethany: But couldn’t that happen anyway? Even if I wait until the last minute someone could sneak in and bid a higher price.

Jermaine: You mean they could snipe you? They could, but not if you snipe them back. It’s all in the timing.

Bethany: You seem to know a lot about online auctions.

Jermaine: That item you’re bidding on, guess who listed it? 

to bit: to say how much you are willing to pay for something
to outbid: to bid more than you and ultimately gets the item
to sneak in: to do something secretly
to snipe: to get the highest bit immediately before the auction ends, sometimes just seconds before the auction ends






ESL Podcast ep. 1113 in Japanese