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Author Topic: Went back to Ebay after absense  (Read 1243 times)
OLLIEOXEN27
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« on: May 13, 2010, 09:41:27 AM »

Can someone tell me what is going on with Ebay? I lost two auctios recently when I was winning when time ran out. In both cases the winning bidder bid exactly ten dollars more than me. I know since I always bid using odd number of cents in the bid such as $450.53.

Can someone tell me how other bidders are doing this? Thank you in advance.  Angry
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AA4HA
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 12:00:48 PM »

They are using sniper programs. (I use one too).

These are web applications that you grant account access to and they watch your bids and moments before a bid ends they can bid up to the maximum amount you are willing to spend.

It is like playing cards and not tipping your hand.

I was being sniped all the time and then finally I decided if it is fair according to eBay then I was at a disadvantage in not using one.

I use "Snipe It". It also gives me an add-on in Firefox to watch anything I have active.



Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 08:06:43 PM »

eBay uses steps based upon dollar amount of the bids.  It looks as if you were in an amount where the increment of $10.  SO, you bid an amount, someone else bid more and won the auction an only had to spend $10 more.

When I bid on something, I put in an early bid for a low amount, and then set up what I am willing to pay for the item with a "snipe" service.  I use the snipe so that I don't have to watch the auction.  Many years ago, I noticed that many people out bid me in the last few seconds and wondered how that happened?

Be aware that eBay's policy is that no matter what is sent to you, to get a refund, you have to pay to send it back.
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Bob
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KF6QEX
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 08:46:43 PM »

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I noticed that many people out bid me in the last few seconds and wondered how that happened?

You kids have it easy today with sniping services etc.
In the early days we had to snipe manually... Smiley



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KE4DRN
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 09:12:37 PM »

hi,

I have saved searches for items I have an interest in.

Remember, there will always be another one listed sooner or later.

I was in the market for a used sgc-230 antenna coupler, too many going
for prices close to new.  

I received my daily email of new items from my saved searchs
and used buy it now and paid a fair price for the sgc-230.

73 james
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W7ETA
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 05:02:08 AM »

Manual snipes?
Is that like snipe hunting?
73
Bob
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WX7G
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 12:37:09 PM »

Snipe program. I have found it amusing when my snipe program goes up against anothers snipe program. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
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