Re: [CR]ebay auction tactics

Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 21:47:26 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay auction tactics
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <> wrote:
> As eBay's system stands, it's a crapshoot as to which sniper wins. Someone
> who bids in the last 30 seconds MIGHT have a chance to outsnipe a higher
> sniper with second snipe, while someone who bids in the last ten seconds is
> probably out of luck. And folks who are still on dialup are totally screwed all
> around, they get one snipe only (unless the first one is a minute or so out, in
> which case you can't really call it a snipe).

I thought the sniping services acted as proxy bidders and would place your snipe bid regardless of whether you are dialed in to the internet at the moment the snipe came due.

John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA