eBay vrs42?

From: Scott Stevens <chenmel_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sun Feb 13 10:56:20 2005

On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 08:39:25 -0800 (PST)
Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Feb 2005, chris wrote:
> > HOWEVER, the moment the guy comes to you and attempts to solicit a
> > 2nd unit from you, because he really DID want it, and decided not to
> > bid specifically to force the price low (artificial removal of
> > demand), then it changes the nature of the situation, and certainly
> > brings into question ultimate motive, and the overall ethics of it.
> Who the hell gets into a bidding war with their friend??
> > Of course, I'm a cynic, so that may just be my dim view of society
> > and people on a whole that makes me see a pattern where none really
> > exists(regardless, it has made me do all my bidding in the last 2
> > minutes, which has yielded me more wins and happy outcomes
> > regardless of if I win or lose.... if I lose on a bid made in the
> > last 2 minutes, at least I don't feel like I was shilled).
> http://www.stealthbid.com

'Sites' for bid sniping are interesting, but I always worry about giving
my ebay user ID and password to a third party.

I've chosen instead to use a commercial 'sniping' tool that runs on my
own DSL-connected system. There's a measure of insecurity in this, too,
as the producer of the closed-source tool could have a 'phone home'
feature built into the software that siphons UID/password to his site.
But I haven't been impressed by the open source sniping tools that I've
tried thus far. The commercial tool I use is by somebody who works
really hard for his registration fees, as eBay is always changing this
or that to break the tool's ability to log onto and bid on eBay. The
new version releases happen all the time.


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