Re: More Ebay Info to Snipe or Not to Snipe...

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Posted by MMMMarcia on September 01, 2000 at 19:51:00:

In Reply to: Re: More Ebay Info posted by Vince on September 01, 2000 at 16:41:19:

Hi, Vince...I have a great book on eBay Auctions by Dennis Prince, and he gives you full instructions on how to snipe without any software at all. It involves having two screens open & just watching the last few minutes closely. Sounded like a lot of trouble to me, but maybe the software does the watching for you & zips that last second bid in there.

I think I just don't have that bloodlust in my personal makeup... somehow if I have to work that frantically, I figure it must be something I'm probably not supposed to have. I just place my bid (though not my FINAL bid) on the last day or so. You are right that you should NOT bid too early, as it can stimulate a real war, so I wait until sometime during the last day. And I'll check often enough that I know to rebid if I'm outbid...but I just can't get myself into a lather over any of it. It's supposed to be fun, but I think some bidders are really cutthroat about it. Funny, isn't it?

But I really do enjoy shopping AND selling there. In fact, I'm busy tonight listing my auctions for the next 7 days. Got about 10 more to go, so I can get rich and run away to a tropical island where I can swim in the surf, drink rum, snorkle, fish, eat coconuts, and chase island boys...yeeeeeehaaaaaa!!!


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