Re: [CR]Sniping?

Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:52:38 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Sniping?
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Alan Lloyd wrote:
> I'm missing something here: why does a sniping service do much more
> for you than eBay's own bidding mechanism, except submit your bid(s)
> at the last moment?

I don't know about the sniping *services* but the sniping *tool* I use (a perl script I leave running on one of my computers) allows me to not commit to a bid until the last moment, and not require me to remember at the last moment to make the bid. I can snipe on multiple interchangeable items and if/when I win one I can cancel the rest without having to worry about winning more than I need.

John (
Appleton WI USA