Sniping Ebay.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by hackbike 666, 6 Apr 2010.

  1. Mille

    Mille New Member

    Location:
    Stone
    That sounds like my partners Dad

    [jaunty farmers voice] "Just like 'em to know oos in the room[/jaunty farmers voice]

    Ps. He's not a farmer, just seems like it sometimes :biggrin:
     
  2. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    The only person who will benefit by bidding early is the seller. Sniping is like a closed bid auction and really can save you some serious money.
     
  3. OP
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    hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    30-Day Summary Total bids: s.gif 12 Items bid on: s.gif 3 Bid activity (%) with this seller: s.gif 50% s.gif btnHelp.gif Bid retractions: s.gif 2 Bid retractions (6 months): s.gif 7




    One of the bidders...I checked...7 bid retractions in 6 months.
    I have bidded my max now with about 40 mins to go.My max is £501 and it was up to £400.I can't see me winning it...I really dont know now.

    I thought I would show my cards and smoke out the suckers.
     

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  4. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Location:
    Wirral
    I don't get auction sniping, eBay bids on your behalf according to your maximum bid. I decide what I'm prepared to bid when I first see an item and enter it, most of the time I get it for much less than the maximum bid.
     
  5. CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    www.bidnapper.com

    Been using it for years, and it's never let me down yet.

    Why snipe? Because there are some silly people around who don't understand the principle of Bid the maximum it's worth to you then forget about it until notified of the result. Some bid a bit at a time, so if you bid early they will outbid you. Others get so obsessed with 'winning' that they end up bidding some silly amount just to 'win'.

    With a snipe, you are immune to both forms of idiot. Since I take the view that life is too short to sit hovering on an auction site to snipe manually, I pay 25p (for successful snipes only) to have a computer do it for me.
     
  6. OP
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    hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    Well im winning but it's like Liverpool,just because you are winning during the match doesn't mean you have won it.

    I don't expect to win it now as the price is too high and too near my max...unless I go another 100.Plus they have a site which has this machine for sale anyway...I just have to pay for transport.I won't save a lot if anything.
     
  7. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    If you are a seller with an alternative e bay user name which you have had for a while with history on it, if some one bids early then you can use the alternative id to bump up the price to what you think their max bid is.

    It is not in the spirit of e bay however it is done and I have done so myself. Hence why some have a high amount of bid retractions who are too greedy.
     
  8. OP
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    hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    Ahhhhh.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the price is being bumped up.
     
  9. CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    It is more than just against the 'spirit' of ebay, it is (a) expressly forbidden by ebay's terms & conditions and (:biggrin: fraud.
     
  10. OP
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    hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    5 mins to go and im still winning.I bet I blow it six minutes into injury time.:biggrin:

    I reckon there are some itchy trigger fingers out there.

    2 mins to go.Apparently.
     
  11. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    You are not wrong, it goes on though.
     
  12. OP
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    hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    I won at £411.44p...Looks like throwing in my cards worked.I bidded £501.:biggrin::blush:
     
  13. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Nice one, what did you win ?
     
  14. OP
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    hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

  15. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    that link says the item has been removed because it is more than 90 days old ?
     
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