eBay sniping

From: James Rice <jrice54_at_charter.net>
Date: Thu Apr 24 14:03:01 2003

I can't always be around at the end so I use esnipe. It costs a penny
per dollar of the final price on a winning bid, but if I want something
bad enough, it's worth it. I was told by a friend that was cheating.
Why? Because I pay a server to snipe for me? If I get snipe, I don't
really care, I must have not wanted it as bad as they did.

I'm also really getting tired of everyone bad mouthing ebay. I work
50-60 hours a week, every week. I don't have time to hunt through junk
shops and salvage yards for bargains. I can use my time to make more
money and do my collecting on ebay. And let UPS deliver to my office.
I paid $342 for a Daystar Millennium last night because I want one to
finish out my Daystar clone collection. Is it worth $342.00? I don't
know but, I really don't care if it is or not, because I wanted it.
When I sell something, I usually use ebay. I've offered things in
private sales to people on mailing lists and get tired of getting
low-balled on offers. On ebay, it's a worldwide market and there is
always someone who wants almost everything. If I have to have a certain
price for something, I set a reserve. Free enterprise will set the
proper price for any item.


Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> I have no problem with sniping, other than that
>I can't always be around at the last minute.
>The only time I didn't like being sniped was the
>first item I lost to this method. Once I understood
>what was going on, I couldn't understand why bidders
>would make incremental bids. I usually will post
>a lower bid, early on. This way, other savy bidders
>will check what I've previously bid on items and
>they will either back out or, in those cases that
>they just have to have an item, they will out bid
>me. I think it tends to even out the play field.
>I always look to see what other bidders have been doing.
> I wouldn't mind having a combination of open and
>sealed bits. I could then snipe without having
>to wait till the last minute.
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