[QUOTE=Oldrat]Reading up on Money supermarket, Martin whotsit says that you need to provide your Ebay password to snipe, any danger with that??
[/QUOTE]All this coxing ‘n’ boxing for a measly Â£20/60/80 ‘I want a bargain for next to nowt’ is sad, If I want it/need it I put in the bid that I’m prepared to pay…starts there/finishes there…works for me(many times but not always) what you want will always re-appear.
That was exactly the problem though.
If I was bidding for an item that I wanted, no problems, I’d have put in my maximum bid.
But I only wanted one item out of a whole box of bits. Granted I should have bid more, but I did so based on there being no bidding activity at all. For the duration of the listing I was the highest bidder until three seconds to go and then …sniped.
No danger, you have to trust some people in this world otherwise you would just stay indoors.
I have been using Auction Sniper for over ten years now and it has won me a lot of auctions. Of course your snipe has to be big enough to win, but it cuts out all that crazy bidding days before the auction ends that drive the price up out of reach. It is a tool not a panacea.
Thanks to Ray and his bid snipe thingy, we got this lot for Â£68.66 last night, I did put a max bid a lot higher.
Never bid before the last few seconds. I can’t see why anyone would bid before the end, although I have put a few 99p’s on items as an outside chance, sometimes you win, often you loose
We have done a joint purchase of the bits in the picture above, I’m having the Targa bits for my Lario and he is having the Le-Mans dash etc. All worked out good in this case.
He was after some heel plates in the other auction he got beaten on.
bid sniping is good from the buying point as it does not increase the price in the days leading up to the finish I put a bid on these of Â£160 and set to go in with 3 seconds left if my bid price is over the auction price it will automatically put on the next price up bid to secure the goods If you just put Â£160 on ebay system it bunps the price up every time someone else bids even if 5 days left auction sniper has to have ebay details to enable bids to be placed works well for me