Why the heck didn't you bid $.30 more??? Were you willing to pay more for the item? If so, why didn't you bid more?I am so mad! I bid on an item and in the last few seconds, I was sniped for $.30
It's happened before too! They should either set up anti-snipe software or allow the bidding to go on if it's hot. Jerks.
That isn't how a snipe works.... you put in a bid just like everyone else, you just put in your max bid and set it for a certain amount of time before the auction ends (this is how it works with bidnip). It's not possible to set a bid to go over another bid by 1%, it all comes down to what you enter in for a maximum, whether it's a snipe or you do it yourself.I put in a $30 bid when the current bid was $24. Then got out bid by 1% virtually at the last second. I would have bid more but the same thing would have happened. I think the snipe was set to top the current bid. If I bid $100, I'd lose by $1.
When somebody snipes the bid, there is no time to raise. Real auctions give bidders a chance to raise. I'd rather pay a little more and buy it now.
That's kinda like what I do. I guess my guess, was a little shy. I guess that 1% was a coincidence. I'm doing a lot of guessing this morning.(scratches head):hat:I am my own snipe software. ( (I have a 3 hand clock on the wall in sinc with the auction time. It is more fun that way.)If I am determined to own a particular piece, I will snipe w/ 5.00 over what I think that YOU think it is worth. Rarely does the end amount ever go more than a dollar into my extra 5.00. More often than not, I win my snipes and I will only pay .50 more than YOU* were willing to spend. :thumbsup:
If I am not available at the personal confuser to actually make my own snipe, then I figure I just didn't want the piece bad enough. Simple as that.
LOL, hey just try to help a brother out.....Hey Marty!!!! SHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! quiet please. The cat was perfectly happy in the bag.
I LOVE those auctions, because no one is usually watching them and I always seem to get a better deal.... Last minute bidders are better than no bidders at all.What's up with the auctions that end at midnight or 1 o'clock and later? Is there an advantage to having auctions close in the middle of the night? Maybe it's a way to weed out the last minute bidders.
I LOVE those auctions, because no one is usually watching them and I always seem to get a better deal.... Last minute bidders are better than no bidders at all.
The ideal time to end an auction for me is around 8 or 9. Most people are home from work, have had dinner and the kids are asleep and they can log in and do some bidding.
I can see your point there! I'm sure it's a good tool for when you can't be at the 'puter when the auction ends.I use auctionstealer and this works well for me. Reason: Due to the time difference between Germany and USA it`s the only chance for me to place
winning bids on epay US without sitting on 5.am in front of my pc