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For those who have used and trust one of teh auction sniping sites, can you point me in the right direction?? I am having problems entering my usedID and password into someone elses web site to have them bid for me!!! Seems almost dumb if one doesn't trust the site, huh? I want to try one of these services, but want to know your experiences first.


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I didn't know these existed. Frankly, I'm a little miffed that they do. But it probably won't stop me from using them
 
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Software just isn't that smart. I'd prefer to be watching myself, two computers and four windows ready with different bid amounts.
 
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Software just isn't that smart. I'd prefer to be watching myself, two computers and four windows ready with different bid amounts.


You're a sick man Aerbach!!!!
Very, very sick!!
 
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If I want it, I get it


The two tuners I got recently were both won by sniping the same guy.
 
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Originally posted by aeberbach
two computers and four windows ready with different bid amounts.


! jeebus! man, that's taking it pretty far. aeberbach=don't bid against him, ultra hardcore ebay sniper.


btw, close the italics tag in your sig
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Originally posted by aeberbach
If I want it, I get it


The two tuners I got recently were both won by sniping the same guy.


I'm sorry for the post about being sick. You're sick AND cruel!!!
Sniped the same guy twice. In some states that's a punishable offence!


Seriously, I have lost two auctions recently due to the fact that I mistimed one and lost it before I could bid as time ran out. the other I didn't want to bid until the last second, and then had to leave and help a friend unload a truck! I could have bought those tubes and sold them for a nice profit, but missed out on both of them. I figured that this software that Eric 343, I believe, mentioned to help with these problems.
 
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I'm sorry for the post about being sick. You're sick AND cruel!!!


..lol! uh, yeah, that also, heheh
.. (nice simo. post!
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www.bidtamer.com has a free and a pay sniping service, but they're cutting back the free service. It won't be around much longer, I think. The pay service is on a monthly basis, IIRC.

www.esnipe.com is a pay service. Costs you about 1% of the cost of auctions that you successfully snipe.

I generally plug in items that I want to bid on a couple of days ahead of time, and then forget about it. A couple of days later I get the email telling me whether I won or lost. Keeps me from getting caught up in auction frenzy at the last minute, and bidding more than I should.
 
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Thanks Hirsch! For me it would seem a better option to go with the 1% fees as I will only be spending a few hundred dollars anyway. I'll have to give it a try and see if I like it. I also agree that these software bidding systems can help me from bidding too much for something.
 
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I use eSnipe all the time, works great
 
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Download iSnipeIt, it's a piece of software that snipes... I don't trust those online sites either. And I prefer an actual program to a web-based interface...
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by aeberbach
Software just isn't that smart. I'd prefer to be watching myself, two computers and four windows ready with different bid amounts.


Only four windows?

I use at least 12, i have them in 10-20$ incriments. Not only do i want to win the auction, but also get the cheapest possible price.
 
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I don't get why you'd want to snipe with $10-20 increments - eBay DOES use a proxy bidding system after all, just put in what you want to pay and hit "bid"; it'll automatically give you the cheapest price...
 
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