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Does anyone have trouble bidding on ebay!!!

Does anyone have trouble bidding on ebay!!!

Old 04-13-2011, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
You need to bid the highest amount you will pay....none of this $1 at a time. Leave it alone till an hour before the end of the auction. See where it is and decide if you need to up it...always keep refreshing the last 5 minutes...that is when the snipers get in there. My cousin use to do this and won almost all of his auctions...
Hmmm.
Isn't that contradictory advice?

Bid the highest you'll pay BUT wait until the last 5 minutes to see if you want to up it again. ;-)

And real snipers (live or via bots) don't get in there before 5 seconds to the end of the auction. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Which is why using a service like esnipe (or bidnip that was also recommended upthread) is the way to go.

And then just go to sleep and don't worry about it. :D :D :D
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:27 PM
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My daughter hooked me up with esnipe and that is how I got my featherweight. No hassle for me and less then what my highest bid would have been.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:34 PM
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I loathe snipers and bidnip!
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MTS
Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
You need to bid the highest amount you will pay....none of this $1 at a time. Leave it alone till an hour before the end of the auction. See where it is and decide if you need to up it...always keep refreshing the last 5 minutes...that is when the snipers get in there. My cousin use to do this and won almost all of his auctions...
Hmmm.
Isn't that contradictory advice?

Bid the highest you'll pay BUT wait until the last 5 minutes to see if you want to up it again. ;-)

And real snipers (live or via bots) don't get in there before 5 seconds to the end of the auction. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Which is why using a service like esnipe (or bidnip that was also recommended upthread) is the way to go.

And then just go to sleep and don't worry about it. :D :D :D
I didn't know there were sites like esnipe or bidnip...wow...I go back 5 minutes before to see if I'm still in the lead.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
I loathe snipers and bidnip!
My hubby buys a lot from ebay and feels the same

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Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
I loathe snipers and bidnip!
But why?

Seriously.

What business transaction do you go into where you lay out all your cards on the table so the competition sees what you have?

When you go to buy a car?
When you go to a garage sale? Or hold one? You always put the lowest amount you're willing to take for an item?

Now, if it's just that you're pissed because you lose the auction, please see the ** in my post upthread.

And if you ....decided too late you WOULD pay more money / don't have the money / don't think the widget is worth more than x / forgot to get up at 3AM to monitor the auction...that's not really the fault of the snipers, is it?

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:58 PM
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I had that problem, and I went to "buy it now". I got a really nice featherweight for $260.00 including shipping. Good Luck!
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:04 PM
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I agree, wait until the latest minute possible, bid the highest you're willing to pay. If you bid too early others will definitely bid up, when there are no bids they are caught off guard and might bid lower giving you a good chance of getting it.
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I primarily look for buy it now or make offer items. Other than that I wait until the last day and then I decide what the highest amount I am willing to pay is and I watch the clock and bid when there is very little time left.
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Originally Posted by jmabby
I agree, wait until the latest minute possible, bid the highest you're willing to pay. If you bid too early others will definitely bid up, when there are no bids they are caught off guard and might bid lower giving you a good chance of getting it.
This is how I do it too. :)
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