So I tried to lease A220 plane on the aircraft market, but didn’t realize that it was owned by the largest competitor of the alliance that I am in - in fact he holds all the A220 on the used plane market. He then proceeds to outbid me (or someone did) in order to keep me from using the plane. Fair enough.
The bid time is set to 36 hours, so I expect to have my money back in a day and a half. No harm done. However, I noticed that the timer keeps getting reset - and the money keeps going up! In fact, the “increase bid option” is now at 500,000AS$ which is about 2.5x the market value of the plane! I noticed this rise over a couple of days. No new airlines have started up in the past few days, but this guy does have 6 other subsidiaries so I guess he is using them to bid on the aircraft maybe.
Is he deliberately bidding to keep my deposit money? This airline is my subsidiary so it is still in the start up phase, and looking to acquire aircraft to expand. I can support it using my main holding, but this is just annoying to have to do that.