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Ebay sniper programmes

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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
I keep loosing bids on stuff as I'm not around when the auction ends, inevitably at work or on the road.

What's peoples thoughts on these programmes that bid for you? I know you can put your top bid in and if it gets outbid, then fair enough, but often I'm doing buying for other people, and I know full well that if you do put yout top bid in, somoene may compete with you, pushing you up to your maximum, whereas wait till the end, and it might not go so high.

Anyone use these? Are they ethical to other users?

I'm bored of losing bids, I get all excited when I win something! :)

Oh and I cna't access ebay from work. So I'm stuffed basically! I just get the e-mail saying 'Ha ha, looooooser, you didnt win, therefore, your not getting your exciting new toy'

:-(
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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#1
I think so many people use these now you either join the bandwagon or loose out. I use Auctionsniper. Never let me down and dead easy to use its webpage interface. They give you so many free snipes and they are pretty cheap after that.

The ethical question will draw a debate but as I say, unless you use them then you are likely to either pay too much or lose out altogether.
#2
Hmmmm, well i think there fine, never used them myself, but i know some of my bidders have!
Make sure you get to check asap after the auction though, some of the snippers dont bother!

I dont see why its unethnical - its only like bidding in the last few seconds yourself!
#3
So you have to pay for them? Hmmm, my tightness might just take over here then.
#4
Someone should pit 2 sniper programs against each other on the same auction.
#5
I don't pay, I use JBidWatcher - it's never let me down. The only negative is that it is client based i.e. you need to leave the program running with the internet connection on, rathdr than an webpage-based service like Auctionsniper where your computer doesn't need to be on.
#6
I use Auction Sentry. It has won me many an auction!

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#7
Hmm, I found a free of charge human sniper!

Will still look into these, so thanks for the links :thumbsup:
#8
:) Yep, im your personal sniper :)
And possibly, there are terms and conditions, but well talk about these later :)
#9
Terms & Conditions were passed, you signed, tough luck.

However, I'm finding bugs in the software.
#10
Hmmm, nice siggy :-(
#11
The only people who complain about sniping programmes (or humans who snipe) are people who simply don't understand the concept of Ebay.

You don't lose because you got sniped, you lose because you didn't bid enough. It's not a difficult thing to grasp. If the guy bidding in the last 5 seconds doesnt bid more than you he doesnt win anyway. It's your own fault for not bidding your maximum.

The 'only' people sniping beats are the above people, the stupid ones who think that they should try and get bargains by lowballing bids on things and then crying when someone outbids them.

Luckily there are 'loads' of stupid people and I regularly snipe auctions off them for a pittance :D
#12
:giggle: yep same here, i never actually bid on ANYTHING until the last 15 seconds, theres just no point, and i dont like people who bid before, cos there just bumping the price up!
#13
Artemis
The only people who complain about sniping programmes (or humans who snipe) are people who simply don't understand the concept of Ebay.

You don't lose because you got sniped, you lose because you didn't bid enough. It's not a difficult thing to grasp. If the guy bidding in the last 5 seconds doesnt bid more than you he doesnt win anyway. It's your own fault for not bidding your maximum.

The 'only' people sniping beats are the above people, the stupid ones who think that they should try and get bargains by lowballing bids on things and then crying when someone outbids them.

Luckily there are 'loads' of stupid people and I regularly snipe auctions off them for a pittance :D


Is that referring to me?!

Say for instance now though, Joshy has told me I'm winning my item for £60. I'm willing to go higher than that. However, what i dont want is that bidding war, where the person keeps bidding until they beat you.

If say the item was at £60, that person would be sitting there smug instead of trying to beat me and taking it to £100. I come in at the last second, and take it off that person for £65, and they have no time for the war. That's the only people I'm trying to win against, and get a bargain in the meantime.

I'm sure it's all being looked after for me though! :thumbsup:
#14
grdesign


I'm sure it's all being looked after for me though! :thumbsup:


Of course :)
#15
I use JBIDWATCHER too and have won some good stuff at a bargain price.
there are ways to get all of these auction sniping progs for free ;-)
#16
And what I meant by pushing it up to £100 is, the item is worth around that, so if I put my bid in at £100 and let the system do it, that person doing the bidding war may push it to £95.

If I leave it, and no one else is interested, I can get it for say £65-70.

I kinda trying to defend myself here from the 'stupid' comment, even though it does stand in many other areas, in the ebay area it don't!
#17
grdesign


I kinda trying to defend myself here from the 'stupid' comment, even though it does stand in many other areas, in the ebay area it don't!


I can vouch for that :giggle:
#18
What the way i excel on ebay? Thanks :thumbsup:
#19
No sweetie, im referring to how stupid you are "in other areas" :giggle:
#20
grdesign
And what I meant by pushing it up to £100 is, the item is worth around that, so if I put my bid in at £100 and let the system do it, that person doing the bidding war may push it to £95.

If I leave it, and no one else is interested, I can get it for say £65-70.

I kinda trying to defend myself here from the 'stupid' comment, even though it does stand in many other areas, in the ebay area it don't!


I wasn't specifically talking about you but you're kinda making it worse with rather silly comments like these.

If you bid £100 then it still shows up as £60 if the only other person to bid had bid £55. Nobody else knows you've bid £100 and they won't until they bid themselves.
#21
LOL Read the post!

I said if I bid £100 yes no one else knows, but I have often had people bidding say 6 times and pushing me right up to £100 and then they either give in (or win it, which is fair enough). So I'm left paying £100 for it. I don't mind that.

However, if I had left it, they could have just bid £70, and it stuck there until the last seconds, where myself, joshy, or a sniper programme get's in there and get's it for £75.

Those bidding against your automated maximum value are not sitting until the last second.

So what's silly about it?! I've been on ebay long enough to have figured out the trends.
#22
grdesign
LOL Read the post!

I said if I bid £100 yes no one else knows, but I have often had people bidding say 6 times and pushing me right up to £100 and then they either give in (or win it, which is fair enough). So I'm left paying £100 for it. I don't mind that.

However, if I had left it, they could have just bid £70, and it stuck there until the last seconds, where myself, joshy, or a sniper programme get's in there and get's it for £75.

Those bidding against your automated maximum value are not sitting until the last second.

So what's silly about it?! I've been on ebay long enough to have figured out the trends.


The silly part is you're assuming the person bidding against you is an idiot. Why aren't 'they' waiting until the last minute to bid £70 and give you no time to return bid? That way you lost out because 'you' were stupid.

Your scenario involves a battle of idiots.

You bid once, with your highest maximum bid. The later in the auction you can do that the better. Simple as that.
#23
Artemis

You bid once, with your highest maximum bid. The later in the auction you can do that the better. Simple as that.


I fully agree with you there :)

But, can we keep this clean, seems like a row is brewing!
#24
This whole thread stems from me not being able to bid late in the auction. I think were on two differing wavelengths. If I could sit watching my items end, then fine, but as I can't I'm stumped.
#25
Item won sweetie!
Although, i didnt really do anything :)

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