On 10/15/10 I placed a bid with auctionsniper. It failed to place my bid and I consequently lost a valuable item for my business. Auctionsniper failed to post any warning regarding glitches in their service, even though they admitted they were aware of the problem.
I will no longer use auctionsniper.
As the saying goes-If you want something right- do it yourself.
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Hmmm - did you give up this easily on your first sexual encounter? Wink

Go on, tell us what happened, give us an auction number or let us know what error message you got. There might just have been a valid reason for it not to work - I've used AS for years and found it very reliable...

R2
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Originally posted by region2:
Hmmm - did you give up this easily on your first sexual encounter?
That might be a consideration for this statement: If you want something right- do it yourself.



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Originally posted by region2:
Go on, tell us what happened, give us an auction number or let us know what error message you got.
I advise against that, roadtoastt. Typically this only leads to conjecture. Your best bet is to deal with the support staff, which appears from your post is the bet you already took. The forum tends to be frequented by users, who unlike the support staff, have no vested interest in the outcome, who lack the tools that the support staff have, and who lack (greatly) technical skills.
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Originally posted by region2:
Hmmm - did you give up this easily on your first sexual encounter?

That might be a consideration for this statement: If you want something right- do it yourself.


I remember a porn movie from my youth. The actor finds a pot of gold. Two servants appear and lead him to the girl. When it's time to get down to business, the servants lift the actor up.
Actor: "What are you doing? Put me down. I can do it myself."
Servant: "We know you can, master, but you're so rich now that you don't have to". Razz
I've been a member of auctionsniper for a few years now. I just lost an item for $20 below what I set my max bid at because I received the error "Unable to Sign In". I placed my snipe well before the 3 minute window.

This is the first and last time I will ever lose an auction do to auctionsniper because I will no longer be using this service.
"Unable to Sign In:
To place your bid, we signin to eBay up to three minutes before your snipe time. This status means eBay did not respond to our login requests soon enough for us to place the snipe. This error should be rare, and only happens during extreme spikes in eBay traffic."
That's a risk that is inherent with sniping, whether via a sniping service or placing the snipe manually. If you want to have 100% assurance that your bid is placed, don’t snipe. Although, not sniping means a risk of encouraging a bidding war or nibbling. But, if you’ve got money to burn, and don’t care about cost, then place your bid via ebay well in advance of the auction end.
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Originally posted by h8isgr8:
I've been a member of auctionsniper for a few years now. I just lost an item for $20 below what I set my max bid at because I received the error "Unable to Sign In". I placed my snipe well before the 3 minute window.

This is the first and last time I will ever lose an auction do to auctionsniper because I will no longer be using this service.

A "member for years" but never a problem until now. Still, the customer books, despite years of reliable service--how fickle. What's more, he has to come in here to dramatically announce it to all. Roll Eyes
Im pretty new to AS and have had a few quick wins but lost out badly today on an item i wanted badly, AS failed to bid and the item sold for £5 under my top bid!
Also, AS fails to import my watched items.... I have several other auctions in progress but suspect ill do it the trad way!!
Pity really, had potential but reluctant to use now.
I had a similar experience. I placed two bids back to back, both with three bid enhancements. The bids were placed hours/days before the auction was to end. When I checked back one of the bids was still in place, as the auction had not ended, but the other bid was never placed. As a result I lost an item for close to $70.00 below my maximum bid. I have had good results before but this makes me question the reliability of this service.
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Originally posted by region2:
Hmmm - did you give up this easily on your first sexual encounter?

That might be a consideration for this statement: If you want something right- do it yourself.


I remember a porn movie from my youth. The actor finds a pot of gold. Two servants appear and lead him to the girl. When it's time to get down to business, the servants lift the actor up.
Actor: "What are you doing? Put me down. I can do it myself."
Servant: "We know you can, master, but you're so rich now that you don't have to". Razz


Hah..... hah.... hah....
I Love Auctionsniper .... Smile)
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Originally posted by sf shopper:
I had a similar experience. I placed two bids back to back, both with three bid enhancements. The bids were placed hours/days before the auction was to end. When I checked back one of the bids was still in place, as the auction had not ended, but the other bid was never placed. As a result I lost an item for close to $70.00 below my maximum bid. I have had good results before but this makes me question the reliability of this service.
That's what happens when you use bid enhancements - just bid your max and walk away!

R2

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