eBay being sued over patent infringement

From: James Rice <jrice54_at_charter.net>
Date: Fri Apr 25 15:40:01 2003

I bid on a NeXT cube in 2001. I had exactly the same bid as the
winning bidder and the item display had the same bid time down to the
second. I questioned ebay about it. They gave me the bid time down to
.01 second. I missed the bid by .01 second.


steve wrote:

>--- Jeffrey Sharp <jss_at_subatomix.com> wrote:
>>So what happens when you and I both use the same
>>sniping service on the same
>>auction for the same bid?
>The bid placed earlist would win (well, assuming no
>other higher bids were placed). You tell esnipe
>exactly when to bid (its accurate to a few seconds).
>No two ebay bids occur at exactly the same time, even
>with a sniping service. So even if we both tell
>esnipe to bid 5 seconds before the auction ends. One
>may be placed 5.01 seconds and the other perhaps 4.99
>seconds before the auction ends. Depends how the
>server ques us up...
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Received on Fri Apr 25 2003 - 15:40:01 BST

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