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Post Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:49 pm 
 

I always thought AuctionSieve had sniping features.  But, since the FAQ says it doesn't - what do people find works well (for free)?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:02 am 
 

I find the manual approach.. I take a note of when the auction ends and then I get in 5 inutes before for the typical bidding war. Ahhh bidding wars.. half the fun of ebay. Just set yourself a limit and once the bidding gets beyond what you're willing to pay, stop and go on to another auction.

Surely using some automated thingie would spoil the fun of last minute panic!? bah


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:46 am 
 

flying_purple_monkfish wrote:I find the manual approach.. I take a note of when the auction ends and then I get in 5 inutes before for the typical bidding war. Ahhh bidding wars.. half the fun of ebay. Just set yourself a limit and once the bidding gets beyond what you're willing to pay, stop and go on to another auction.
Surely using some automated thingie would spoil the fun of last minute panic!? bah




totally agree with f_P_m! the charming side of ebay is the last minute of the auction: with an authomatic tool i think i would not even participate! ...as i already admitted: i am ill, i am a case of ossessive-compulsive character...


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:03 am 
 

Yep..has to be the manual snipe for me :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:30 am 
 

JBidWatcher works well, is free, and runs on Linux and Windows.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:22 am 
 

Auctionsniper. Free.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:28 am 
 

I use Windows Task Scheduler to pop a reminder to me that something is ending (usually by having it open Notepad with the link ready), and then I jump on it manually, and curse my internet connection when it doesn't work. :) I don't really call that sniping though, since I start about an hour before it ends, but sometimes, I'll wait for the last 2-3 minutes (I do that for items I'm very curious about.)


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:20 pm 
 

AuctionSniper....costs 25 cents per snipe (or, at least my snipes) after the first four snipes.

Accurate...has not failed me yet.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:14 pm 
 

Nice Hantlers wrote:JBidWatcher works well, is free, and runs on Linux and Windows.


I've got JBid up and running - with a couple auctions to test it out, of course.  We'll see how it goes...

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:35 pm 
 

Wait!  I mean...my sniping tool is a dog, trained to whack the keys with a special paw attachment.

I have Sny-poo-pooch do all my late bidding....you should try it too!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:27 pm 
 

if i really want an item then my evil profligate twin appears (a la James Nesbitt in Jekyll) ....scarey... but there's is the certain thrill in panicking to win at the end ..


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:21 pm 
 

Yes, AuctionSniper.  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:31 am 
 

i have used a bunch of them i think www.bidnip.com is the best.

auctionsniper has a 1% fee on auctions that have a final price over $25- so if you win an item for $500 thats an extra $5 - bidnip has no such fees their snipes cost me 16 cents a snipe because i bought 250 snipes for $39

you can also buy like 20 snipes for $5 if you only need a few snipes.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:50 am 
 

As above. I'm also a bidnip fan. It's cheap and you don't pay if your snipe is too low.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:50 am 
 

Although when possible I prefer to pull the trigger myself  :D


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