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Old 04-26-05, 12:53 AM
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Problems Bidding on Ebay... Help?

Well this is my second topic covering ebay and here is the story. Well i was bidding on a transformers toy, so it comes down to me and one guy (typical ebay last second scene), i get the bid to 107, and then well i knew i wouldn't win with that so when i went back to try to bid again it made me log back in again to bid. I would of won with the amount i put, but there just wasn't enough time.

Has anybody else encountered this problem? When you try to bid (whether it be the beginning or end of the auction) and ebay makes you log back in again to bid, it has cost me two auctions so far, so is it my system or is it ebay?

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Old 04-26-05, 01:13 AM
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check out esnipe.com use that to bid for you, will bid 6 seconds before hand..
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Old 04-26-05, 01:22 AM
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i should have listened to you guys in the first place, guess i'll try this time for real. Thanks.
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Old 04-26-05, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
check out esnipe.com use that to bid for you, will bid 6 seconds before hand..
What if two people who use this service bid on the same item on eBay?
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Old 04-26-05, 09:18 AM
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1) You may not have won with your bid. You will never know what the other fellow's maximum bid was.

2) Do the two browser shuffle. Learn it, love it.

3) Give yourself more than 10 seconds to snipe if you have a tough time entering your name/password. Practice entering your password until you can do it in your sleep.

4) Use a kitchen timer synchronized to ebay to time your sniping. That way you have a continuous countdown and won't lose track of time due to network lag.

5) $107 for a Transformers toy?!?? You may have larger problems than ebay, my friend.

Using #1-#4, I have never lost an auction. I'm not trained to help with #5.
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Old 04-26-05, 09:31 AM
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you can adjust the seconds before bidding. too close and you might not win, to late and you get beat. Its still a game but your odds increase a LOT better than if you werent 'sniping' in his case.
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Old 04-26-05, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
What if two people who use this service bid on the same item on eBay?
Which ever one had the highest maximum would win (assuming they didn't set the EXACT same maximum. If so, ebay would have to see who entered that maximum first, even if by a fraction of a second)
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