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    Question Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    I always lose last second upon bidding on a watch on ebay. It hasn't occurred me until now that people are highly likely employing a sniping program. My last loss peaked my interest.

    I would imagine the suspect thing with snipe services is the reliability and the privacy info being leaked.

    Anyone have experience or recommend any snipe websites?

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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    All's fair in love, war, and eBay bidding.

    I've never been sniped on eBay because I put my highest number in from the get-go (plus a random dollar and cents amount to cover some rounded out dollar amount bidders).

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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drop of a Hat View Post
    All's fair in love, war, and eBay bidding.

    I've never been sniped on eBay because I put my highest number in from the get-go (plus a random dollar and cents amount to cover some rounded out dollar amount bidders).
    Thats funny. I always put a random cent and dollar amount as well. Lol. WIS think alike.
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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by usc1 View Post
    Thats funny. I always put a random cent and dollar amount as well. Lol. WIS think alike.
    Yep. That usually does it for me.

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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    Gotta remember:

    Every auction is different (with different people using different tactics)
    There's always another watch
    The odd random 'dollar' amount doesn't always work - but is good when it does
    lots of other things
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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    I've been outbid (outbided?) at the last moment as well as done it a few times myself. I don't think it has anything to do with special programs though, I suspect yer just not biding enough
    Last edited by HereComesTheBOOM; June 11th, 2013 at 00:53. Reason: I can't type
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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    it seems these days that a large percentage of auctions - especially watches - are won (or lost) at the very last second on Ebay.

    In fact - if I cannot be there at the last second - I pretty much know that I will lose it due to a last second high bid. It sucks, but it is the way it is.

    The responses above that suggest putting in your highest bid from the start is a good policy, but it in no way has anything to do with of you will win or not.

    I am not familiar with the sniping stuff, but that sounds right - or its just another human somewhere waiting for the seconds to count down and placing the bid. Doesn't matter if its software or a person, it doesn't change the fact that Ebay is pretty tough these days to get what you want.
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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    Sniping software offers no bidding advantage unless you want the piece at any price. And there is always the excitement from pressing tbe refresh key every 30 seconds and waiting with bated breath until 2 seconds before close to enter a price which may get blown out. However if you know both how much the watch is worth and your maximum price just enter your highest bid and let the proxy bidding software on ebay do your work. I absolutely guaranty the watch will go to the highest bidder.

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    Re: Ebay snipe to get that watch?

    it's simple actually. sniping program or not, the item will go to the highest bidder. just put in a sufficiently high bid, and I guarantee you will win. the really odd thing is it really doesn't matter when you put this bid in, beginning of auction or at the very end.

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