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how to win on ebay?

Postby exhaustgases » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:24 pm

So what software do you need to out bid? I just lost something by $9.00. ??????????? And all in 3 seconds.

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Postby tjs44 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:29 pm

esnipe,give them the max your are willing to bid and forget it.They bid that with 6 sec to go.Tom

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Postby crazyman » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:53 am

I usually see what it is in the last few minutes, figure out what I realistically would pay for it, enter that max bid in the box and wait til the last 5 seconds to send my max bid. Works 9 out of 10 times.

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Postby John Wallace » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:35 am

Program called snipe.

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Postby woody b » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:44 am

The way to "win" on Ebay is to find somewhere else to buy stuff. The whole "winning" thing is designed to make it seem like a contest, instead of a purchase. Testosterone takes over, and "winning" becomes more important than the actual purchase.

Disclaimer, I've bought, and sold a bunch of stuff on Ebay. If I'm interested in something I'll bid whatever I'm willing to pay, whenever. If I get it good, if I don't that's good too.
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Postby Ken0069 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:25 pm

woody b wrote:The way to "win" on Ebay is to find somewhere else to buy stuff. The whole "winning" thing is designed to make it seem like a contest, instead of a purchase. Testosterone takes over, and "winning" becomes more important than the actual purchase.

Disclaimer, I've bought, and sold a bunch of stuff on Ebay. If I'm interested in something I'll bid whatever I'm willing to pay, whenever. If I get it good, if I don't that's good too.


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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby tjs44 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:48 pm

I have been using Esnipe for years,set it and forget it.Have lost a couple but it was more than I was willing to pay anyway.As I said,just put the highest price you are willing to pay and forget it.You will get a email telling you if you won or lost.Tom

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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby Zmechanic » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:13 pm

I keep waiting for eBay to implement the "15 minute rule" like gunbroker has to make it like a real auction (the auctioneer isn't gonna quit calling bids until people quit making them), but they never have. Must be something in it for them to keep it like it is..

I did the ebay thing a long time ago, but now it's basically just a place to get cheapo chinese import stuff.

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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby tjs44 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:09 pm

Let the buyer beware!Like any place you shop,KNOW what your bidding- buying!Tom

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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby John Wallace » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:05 pm

I'm with Tom.

I use Esnipe, put the price you want to pay, then forget it.
No bidding war with you and someone else.

About 3 seconds before end, if the price is still under your max, it will send it in.
You either get it or not.

No trying to one up anyone, or anything.

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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby emsvitil » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:07 pm

Add a couple of cents more than you think it's worth...........

People tend to think in even increments. 20.00, 20.50...........

So you bid 20.02, 20.52 and just beat the competition by a couple of cents................
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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby SMITHBERGRACING » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:14 am

crazyman wrote:I usually see what it is in the last few minutes, figure out what I realistically would pay for it, enter that max bid in the box and wait til the last 5 seconds to send my max bid. Works 9 out of 10 times.

That's how I roll! Ebay score baby! =D>

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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby John Wallace » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:14 am

With the snipe program I don't have to sit in front of the computer at odd hours of the day/night waiting for that final seconds.

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And mine is entered at 3 seconds till end.
(while I'm doing something else)

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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby rodent » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:19 pm

Gixen.com I've been using it for years without any dramas :) a small donation will get you years of service 8)

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Re: how to win on ebay?

Postby nitro2 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:42 pm

I just do it manually with multiple PCs. I get all stressed out in the last seconds LOL, but still it is fun when you see that you have beaten a "sniper" (or two), that thought they had it in the bag. Only ever lost once, so far.
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