Snipe S/W?

From: Marvin <>
Date: Wed Dec 20 21:07:27 2000

Iggy Drougge wrote:

> On Ebay, the
> auctions do instead go on for weeks, and jumping in at the very end of this
> time frame is really quite dishonest. Some play with their cards on the table,
> whereas the snipers literally rip the thing out of your hands. It's really
> annoying, and and example of very bad behaviour.

Annoying? Perhaps, but bad behavior? No way. Re: playing with their cards on
the table; I don't really understand what you are saying here. If the
bidders bid their maximum bid at any time during the bidding, whether they
were sniped or not is irrelevant. Saying that early bidders should have
priority over those that bid at the last minute (and I don't *think* you are
saying that) would also be wrong.

The whole sniping issue is not about bidding late in the game, but rather
one of the perceived worth of an item. Snipers and non-snipers are both
trying to get something at the lowest price and the issue of sniping or not
sniping is just smoke and mirrors. Bidding what someone thinks an item is
worth has no relationship to the time the bid was submitted.
Received on Wed Dec 20 2000 - 21:07:27 GMT

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