|08-05-2009, 02:47 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: new england
The secret is to just bid once your real max bid that your willing to pay and move on with your life, let whatever happens happen, win or lose, sniper or no sniper, and learn not to get upset by it.
Because the winning bid will be and will always be the HIGHEST bid, NOT THE LAST bid, so don't get it twisted.
Let em snipe away and wait til the last possible millisecond, but the highest bid will always win, that is undeniable fact. If someone snipes you and you lose, it means they bid higher than you. Just because they play stupid games and wait until the last second is not why they won, they won because of a higher bid. So bid your max bid and let it be, don't get your hopes up when you're the high bidder, know that snipers will usually bid last second, and if your max wasn't good enough oh well. You can join the monkey-see-monkey-do sniping crap if it makes you feel better and you have the time to do it, but in the end highest bid still wins, not the last bid.
One tip if you're new to ebay is to check the "completed listings" and sort by price to see what price range items have sold for recently and see if your bids are realistic and within the range items have sold for.
|08-05-2009, 02:57 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MI. (UP)
There are also sites that will do this for you,, usually for a percentage of the overall fee or something. You find one on a websearch, punch in the information and thhe site will bid in the last possible second for you to insure your bid is last for the least you can get away with.
Me? I just wait for the .......*looks around* Wait. I'm not telling you guys! if I say 30. you guys will start going at 29! lol
But yeah I wait close to the mark and put in my bid and hope for the best.
|08-05-2009, 02:46 PM||#13|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I agree that the highest bid Always wins regardless of when it was placed, but from a buyers perspective, any bids placed just elevate the buyers perception of what the item is worth or will go for.
Example. Gold PDD $.99 0 bids at 2 minutes left
my perception is bargain. If I were any bidder, is my first and only bid gonna be $130.00? No. I am bidding on this item because I think I can get him cheap. I will probably put in like $40 at the last mention. My hunch, and I could be wrong, is that other bidders will place their bid "relative" to the perceived value of that item being $.99 at the end of the auction. Yes, the price will rise steeply in the last few seconds, but I doubt it would hit $130. If I wanted to spend full price I would just find a reputable power seller and buy it now.
|08-06-2009, 07:12 AM||#14|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Putting your max bid in early is fine in many cases, but for hot items you almost have to snipe. Putting in your max bid too soon really does simply drive the price up simply by giving more bidders more time to think about matching your price. Most people will find a reason to justify spending a few dollars more to have something they want right then.
|08-06-2009, 09:35 PM||#15|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winlock, Washington
I have to say that it does create something of a rush when you wait until 20 seconds before the end of bidding and then hit confirm bid and watch as you sail on into victory. Two more O-ringers, complete with file cards. 54 and counting. Now if I can just figure out how all you guys afford these massive collections, then I my toy life would be complete.
|08-06-2009, 09:40 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: vacaville calfifornia
place your bid around 8 secs(nake sure it is already typed in)
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|08-06-2009, 09:40 PM||#17|
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Covert Ops in Central America
You can google sniper programs out there. They are really cool if you want to win something.
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|08-06-2009, 09:42 PM||#18|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bessemer City, NC
|08-06-2009, 09:55 PM||#19|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Elkin, NC
I always snipe. Go to the item in the last 15 seconds, and keep hitting refresh until there are about 5 seconds left.
If you put in your max early, some one can come in and bid it up until they win by just a few cents. If you snipe it with your max, no one has time to react.
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