(09-20-2011 01:20 PM)jwsports Wrote: One advantage is does give you if you bid early on ebay you are in fact making others drive up the price. For instance if there is 3 days left on an auction and you place a max bid of $20, you are determining the value of that auction for the other bidders to bid. If there is no action on an item people may wait and keep the price down then you slide in with your snipe bid and get it for a lot less if you went back and forth with someone for 3 days.
(09-20-2011 01:15 PM)yankeeempire Wrote: So your telling me that having a program that snipes if fair to someone that sits there and waits? there is a big difference. Your using a program that gives you an edge, That makes you faster. Some poor person who wants a card or item may never get it because of these types of programs. I don't use them and i win 95% of the auctions i bid on. You people must be slow lol
(09-20-2011 12:44 PM)nolan5000 Wrote: I've never cheated either; I was merely looking into cheating.
(09-20-2011 01:44 PM)iujapander Wrote: This is exactly it. I don't use a snipping program but I always wait until the last possible second to put in my max bid.
Using the $20 example. If I put it in with three days left then inevitable someone comes along and will bid $5 (their max bid). They see that didn't work, so then all of a sudden their max bid is $8. Then they put in $12, etc. etc. Where if you had just waited to put in your max bid, then there bid would have remained at $5, and you win it for $5.50 as opposed to the other person having time to "feel out" your max price and driving up the costs.