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Old 06-23-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: NC
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The difference would be that all participants would be equal. Many of us have never heard of a sniping service, and I'm sure it is not free.

Never said that ebay should care one way or the other.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:43 AM
 
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The difference would be that all participants would be equal. Many of us have never heard of a sniping service, and I'm sure it is not free.
Well you're wrong, there are lots of free sniping services. And everyone has an equal opportunity. The rules are clear and consistent for any bidder who wants to shed their ignorance.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Moscow
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If you literally don't care, why are you bidding in the first place?

Maybe there is a different mindset in Moscow...
I find it humorous how much you care about my lack of caring.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I always bid the highest I'm will to pay for an item in the last minute, that's how I win items. I don't even bother bidding before that but be sure you're online and ready to bid (you can do this by hitting the big now button and it will tell you).

Good luck!
I totally agree. The last second bid at your max price usually does it.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: coastlines
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I totally agree. The last second bid at your max price usually does it.
Bingo!

You are absolutely right!!!

Whew... I watched that clock tick down... and with 15 seconds to go, entered my top bid in an odd number.

and won the bid


THANK YOU ALL for your guidance and help.

I've never done this before, and can see why it could be addicting... what an adrenaline rush of excitement.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:56 PM
 
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I collect old pictures from 1 little town for a historical research project, most are one of a kind items. You'd think they would sell for pennies, but they don't, and I've never figured out why other people bid them so high. Ebay auctions close 24 hours a day 7 days a week, I'm just not willing to tie myself to the computer for the rest of my life so I use a sniping service. I've put some crazy high bids in, fortunately they rarely go that high. A few years back there was a collection of photos offered on ebay from a previous researchers collection, bid sat at $25 for days, in the last second 6 snipers + my bid were submitted, I won the auction but it was not cheap. That is what happens when multiple snipe bids come in, and why I use a sniping service.

If its a $5 widget that you can buy all day for $5, then there is no point in paying more than $5. A lot of the stuff sold on ebay is a bit more obscure, and some of it is 1 of a kind, values on these are determined mainly by how many people want at that moment in time, if there is only 1 it sells cheap, a week later there may be 5 bidders so it sells high.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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Not reading all the replies but I've really given up on the stress inducing last minute bids. Too dramatic for me. I don't want to bid more than I intended just to out bid someone. So I figure what the most would be that I would pay and bid that. If someone wants it for more, they can have it. If I really REALLY want something I'm willing to pay more. Hopefully no one will run up the price but a lot of the "last minute" bidders get thrown because they go up in small increments and my highest is so far up there they don't have time to take those baby steps up at the last minute.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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i used to buy more than i do lately .. you ever had the IRS after you for sales tax on ebay purchases ? i have ..
Really??? Do tell. I buy a lot on e bay
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:00 PM
 
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I find it humorous how much you care about my lack of caring.
I lol that you think I care about your lack of caring
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Moscow
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I lol that you think I care about your lack of caring
Thanks for the grin. Appears we are both careless.
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