I have been outbid using 7 seconds as suggested by Sniper. I was wondering if this has been happening to anyone else?
I plan on changing all future snipes to 5 seconds. Is anyone using this with success?
It’s expected and makes the sniper feel like they are in control and make them feel they are a bigger part of the process. It’s kind of like the close-door button on elevators.quote:If lead time doesn't matter then why have it?
AS only places one bid/snipe, and that’s your maximum bid amount.quote:There was not enough time for Sniper to respond with a new bid.
See previous reply.quote:You seem to be saying to bid very high and hope that Sniper can counter bid in the remaining 6 seconds.
That’s dated, and came about in the day when eBay was slower and AS wasn’t as good as they are now. AS supports a 3-second lead time, which I’m sure, considering snipers’ probable mentality, gets used very frequently, and yet if you search the forum you’ll not find any posts (at least for a couple of years) complaining about a not-in-time snipe.quote:Sniper says: "We never recommend less than 5 second lead times on auctions. Less time than that and eBay can take too long to process it, or even respond with the wrong message."
You use to say 50 seconds - you're learning (slowly).quote:Originally posted by region2:
anything under 30 secs and no-one is going to have time to react manually.
Best not to do this, Newbie Belittled.quote:Originally posted by region2:
Tell us the item no and we might be able to help.
AS bids from its servers so you being on WiFi or dialup makes no difference.quote:Originally posted by Loumojay:
Could it be a connectivity issue? I don't think so, I was on wifi the whole time.
And don't forget, it's not the last bid that wins, it's the highest bid.quote:Originally posted by region2:
AS works brilliantly in that it it bids towards the end of the auction and helps avoid a bidding war
quote:My max bid was 6201.99
I don't think so. I think you’re right on. I don't see how knowing the bid increment helps. There can be other snipers jumping up the price to a different increment. The only sound advice is to decide what's the absolute most you are willing to pay for something, then use that as your max bid. There's the popular opinion that bidding odd amounts is a good idea – maybe yes, maybe no. If more people bid odd amounts, an even amount could take the auction.quote:I am probably making this over complicated