Snipe S/W?

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Tue Dec 19 21:47:12 2000

Sometimes, when I've got an item that someone else is selling on the eBay,
and the ending price is high enough to suit me, I've contacted the bidders
who didn't win out and offered to sell to them at their bid price. It's
worked out for me so far. One of these days, I'm going to have to get a
digital camera so I can put up pictures of my own stuff. Generally my stuff
is more complete than what's offered, though that's not universally the

The results I've had suggest to me that the folks are bidding to get the
item on auction, and not just to beat the other guy.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Tinker" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: Snipe S/W?

> John Foust wrote:
> > I'm sad they took away the ability to see past bidder's e-mails.
> > It was a great way to pump up interest in a sale. It's another
> > example of something eBay could turn to their advantage.
> On the bid history screen, if I follow the bidder's screen name, I am
> to see the email address associated with the screen name, but I have to
> sign-in myself during the process. I've been researching buyers and
> out email notices to people who have bid before on similar items. From
> responses I have gotten, they seem to appreciate it, and it definitely
> increases page views.
> -- John Tinker
Received on Tue Dec 19 2000 - 21:47:12 GMT

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