Snipe S/W?

From: Aaron Nabil <>
Date: Fri Dec 22 09:21:36 2000

On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On December 21, Aaron Nabil wrote:
> > If I can offer advise, use the proxy system. Enter the amount maximum
> > amount you are willing to pay. You have absolutely, irrevocably defused
> > ANY danger of sniping.
> If the item is commonly available through other sources, sure, I
> agree. But lots of stuff on eBay isn't. Rare is the "one of a kind"
> item, but if I see something that I've been looking for for years on
> eBay, my definition of "maximum" is a very subjective thing...and may
> have nothing to do with the "street value" of the has more
> to do with how badly I want it, and how much trouble I'd have to go
> through to get it elsewhere.

I'm not sure I understand how your "very subjective maximum" at all alters
my assertion that using the proxy system entirely sidesteps the problem
of snipers. I think it is safe to say that the "maximum you are willing
to pay" is ALWAYS very subjective.

How does bidding your maximum via the proxy system fail to defuse
snipers just becuase the item is rare?

Aaron Nabil
Received on Fri Dec 22 2000 - 09:21:36 GMT

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