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Old 02-06-2007, 05:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That would totally defeat the purpose of using a bid sniper.

Just set it for the max you are willing to pay. You can link auctions together so if you win one, it will cancel the other snipes.

This is all to prevent bid wars. ANYTIME you have bid up on an auction is a time you have wasted money.

Granted, when I SELL, I always start auctions at 1 CENT to promote bid wars. Yes, that is hypocritical, but I want to save money, and make money at the same time.

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What I am saying is you can set your max bid, than you can have it to ware it will out bid other bidders buy $1.00 all the way (if need be) to your max. That way you can possibly win the auction cheaper than your max set bid.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What I am saying is you can set your max bid, than you can have it to ware it will out bid other bidders buy $1.00 all the way (if need be) to your max. That way you can possibly win the auction cheaper than your max set bid.
They all work like that.
All they do is submit the max amount you are willing to bid to ebay in your name in the last few seconds of the auction. Ebay automatically treats it like any other bid & puts you up a dollar (or whatever the increment is for that auction) until there is nobody outbidding you (or you lose the auction).
It just like when you submit a max amount bid directly to ebay.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I just do it the old fashioned way... sit in front of my compy and wait until about 20 or so seconds are left and then I bid. If I want it, I'll get it.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Whilst trying to snipe I got out sniped this morning. I put my bid in to early and I refresh it till 5 seconds and BOOM theres another bid. I didn't have a shot at reclaiming the kill with the time run out. 5am and my reaction time was just to slow.....
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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But the #1 rule with Ebay is just put as your bid what you are willing to pay.
If you are outbid, WALK AWAY and wait for another auction.

My wife does not understand that. She will bid up 50 cents. Then get outbid. Then bid up 50 cents. Then get outbid.
Then... eventually, she is paying MORE for the item then the retail price.

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I work rotating shifts, so I'm up at night frequently when the auctions end in the middle of the night. I like the first person bid sniper action. I always decide what I'm willing to pay for any given item before I start bidding. There is no point in paying too much for most items.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The way I look at it is:
If you bid within the last 10 seconds or so and are out bid, it is unlikely that you would have won the item had you bid at the last second. You should always enter the maximum price you're willing to pay for an item.

Automatic bid snipers take all the fun out of it. You get a great feeling when you out bid someone within the last second of an auction.
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The day I brought this subject up I ended up using a free Bid sniper just to check it out. I ended up not using it. BUTT Today I found a charge on our bank account from PayPal. PayPal shows no actions taken this past week


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