Presumably it is legal to expose an identical pair to begin with to make it more difficult for other players to overbid, or to overbid a single card directly with a triple, and so on.
Work with a top-flight real estate agent who's seen several business cycles in the area, who can help you understand pricing trends there so you don't overbid .
Knowledge is power, and that way you won't overbid .
I'd once seen him blithely overbid for a tiny James I miniature portrait
Media hype and too much wine at dinner may lead a wealthy collector to overbid for a work at auction (but there must have been an underbidder).
On the other hand, in his determination to secure the property, he may overbid by a margin greater than necessary.
But this guy overbid me by something like 50% of my maximum bid.
So canny employers are often willing to pay the finest foreign talent even more than they pay local talent - not underbidding for foreign talent, as nativists fear, but often overbidding .
However, anecdotal stories are now appearing, suggesting that many people have figured this out, and overbidding for the sake of ‘winning’ is becoming less common.
‘Now our larger competition is overbidding prices like crazy,’ he says.