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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post
If you've got a couple people going back and forth on an item, the price can really skyrocket. If you bid early, you're inviting people to push your price up and also indicating that the item is worth bidding on.

This is the idea, and apparently true. What this means is the purpose of sniping is to avoid giving non snipers a chance to reconsider. Sniping does NOT protect you from other snipers, who bid rationally at the last moment, sniping protects you from the NON snipers who keep raising their max bid because they think the point of an auction is to 'win'.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by ktrp View Post
This is the idea, and apparently true. What this means is the purpose of sniping is to avoid giving non snipers a chance to reconsider. Sniping does NOT protect you from other snipers, who bid rationally at the last moment, sniping protects you from the NON snipers who keep raising their max bid because they think the point of an auction is to 'win'.

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post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by giraffe lookout View Post
I guess I never really understood this. I try to establish what I'm reasonably willing to pay for an item. I set that as my max and try not watch it anymore. I find that my willingness to pay goes up when I'm outbid which I don't really see as a good thing. Does that make sense?

Yes it does. It simply means that the amount the first put in as your max, wasn't really your max. Your max here refer to the amount you are willing to pay for the product, everything being equal. And once that amount is exceeded then that product is no longer worth being purchased since it some how now sells at a higher value than you value it.


Does that make sense?
post #34 of 40
try esnipe
works like a charm for me.
beware, it can be very addictive. I ended up buying things that I don't really need.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post
You must not have bought much on Ebay. Because that's exactly how you get what you want, no program required. That did look like a good deal.

All you do is determine what you are willing to pay in advance (say $250 in this case, although $252.89 is better than $250 in case someone else is using a round number too). Then you put that amount in the bid as close as you can before it expires. You will outbid everyone up to your "max" price and nobody will have a chance to increase their bid after you put in your top price. The mistake most people make is only trying to outbid the current price at the end and then not having an opportunity to increase it when they would have been willing to pay more. There's really no reason to bid on an item before the last couple of seconds.

You will need to practice a bit to figure out the timing and your connection speed, etc. Also keep in mind that their will almost always be another great deal coming down the pike if you keep looking.



That's the safe way to go if you've got money to burn. The reason not to do it is that it causes bidding wars upping the price. The cheap but unsafe way to go is snipping.

Source:
Been on Ebay as a seller and buyer for 10 years.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by andrew96 View Post
That's the safe way to go if you've got money to burn. The reason not to do it is that it causes bidding wars upping the price. The cheap but unsafe way to go is snipping.

Source:
Been on Ebay as a seller and buyer for 10 years.

You've been on ebay since you were six?

You're one of the biggest bullshitters on a forum FULL of huge bullshitters.
post #37 of 40
I use esnipe for my eBay bids. Put in your top price and use an odd number (like $51.37) and forget it. You can't get drawn into emotional bidding. That way madness lies.
post #38 of 40
I had my first experience with sniping. Was bidding on this suit link...put my bid in with three minutes to go. Watched the clock count down .. at 5 seconds to go I was still $20 under my maximum....then it was all over. I don't know why eBay doesn't just extend the auction by another minute if any bids are made in the last minute. I play an on-line football game which does the same thing for its player auctions.
post #39 of 40
Quote: Originally Posted by andrew96 View Post That's the safe way to go if you've got money to burn. The reason not to do it is that it causes bidding wars upping the price. The cheap but unsafe way to go is snipping. Source: Been on Ebay as a seller and buyer for 10 years. You've been on ebay since you were six?
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
You've been on ebay since you were six? You're one of the biggest bullshitters on a forum FULL of huge bullshitters.
This forum never ceases to amaze me. Between the penis wallet, the piss stained pants, and catching guys that can't keep their stories straight. You guys are
post #40 of 40
https://www.ezsniper.com/ works for me
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