ebay question

From: John Allain <allain_at_panix.com>
Date: Wed Feb 25 15:08:56 2004

I think I was pretty shocked the first time I saw sniping, maybe
around the fifth auction I bid on. It took only a short while after
that to get used to it as the nature of the machinery.

Probably the reason why I accept sniping now is that it isn't all
that intrusive, less than 20% of the auctions I see seem to have
it going on. If everyone using eBay were to go to effortless sniping
robots I would hate the experience, and expect eBay to measure
and limit it, or get forgotten like bad spam.

Knowledge given away is a diasdvantage in a purely competitive
environment and withholding the knowledge of your bid amount
from your competitors limits your disadvantage. Simple.
I don't mean to give the impression that I snipe all the time, I've
done it, manually, only on very important things, and less than 5%
of the time.

John A.
Received on Wed Feb 25 2004 - 15:08:56 GMT

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