Advice needed for usage Ebay sniper

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by G60Force, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    well as title says.... I need help with the usage of an Ebay sniper

    experiences? how? links?

    I've already googled but rather want personal opinion from TFW2005 user who actually used them!

    thnx in advance... I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST :D 
     
  2. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

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    Moved to eBay forum.

    Me, I do my own sniping.
     
  3. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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  4. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I prefer to snipe manually: place bid at 5 seconds, confirm around 2 seconds.

    Unless I'm reading it wrong, that free program above only lets you snipe at 10 seconds. Better than being away from a computer and not being able to bid at all, but that's still a pretty big window.
     
  5. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    Bidnapper lets you choose your own timing on the snipe. Got mine set at 3 seconds IIRC.
     
  6. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    yeah but for a few pence can go up to the last second , i have only used it as a last option , i use ebay alot as buy alot of records and not always about to bid on stuff
     
  7. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    My god, there's programs that do it for you? I feel old :( 
     
  8. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    I use the free version of JustSnipe. It only gets you to 8sec, but I just usually have a higher bid anyway. Service Plan for Snipe Software at JustSnipe.com

    Lost a G1 Hardhead at around $85.00, but I'm glad. Got one a mth later for $65. in better shape :rock  Unless it's a really rare item, it will come around on Ebay again. No need to worry.
     
  9. Yigal

    Yigal Dutch Meeting camera man

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    pfffffffffffff, sniping is old. These days everybody just throws in their final bid and hopes for the best.

    If you win with 40 dollars in the last second, 99% sure you would have won if you place the same bid 2 days ago.
     
  10. Foster

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    Sniping protects you against shill bidding.
     
  11. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I've used myibay.com for a couple years and never had any problems.
     
  12. Thonor

    Thonor Autosmot

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    I've used Justsnipe for years with no trouble.

    I snipe most items that I'm concerned about - mostly because I forget about them!!
     
  13. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I've used ezsniper. it gives you 3 free snipes, as well, then you make an account, give it $10, and it charges you like 1% of the final price if you win. not bad. it's like if it helps you win something that costs you $80, it charges you 80 cents, which is a steal in my book. like others have said, it protects you against paying more than you would like to for an auction.
     
  14. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    This thread rocks...my sinister plot of using sniping softwares has begun! :ev: 
     
  15. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    One shot---One kill...Reload for more fun.
     
  16. GBglide

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    Same here. :eek: 
     
  17. TrueNomadSkies

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    Me too.

    Until a few days ago, I didn't even know that people could set up automatic bids at all, let alone with the aid of outside programs. Kinda defeats the purpose of "watching an auction" if you ask me...
     
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    Rassa-frassa kids and their sniping software. Back in my day, I sat in front of my PC with mouse in hand and eyes on the countdown, poised to manually sneak my bid in during the final three seconds or so.
     
  19. Auto Morph

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    I don't snipe because I'm necessarily looking for the lowest price I can buy something for (although that is a massive benefit), it's more to do with the fact that I always forget about auctions that are coming to an end and I don't want to spend my life sat in front of the PC watching the clock ticking down.
     
  20. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Like others, I do my own stunts. It's fun!
     

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