Reputable, Free eBay bid sniping software or website?

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  1. believo macrumors regular

    believo

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    Does anyone know of a Reputable, Free eBay bid sniping software (mac) or website?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    That's just nasty, bid like the rest of us!
    :(
     
  3. believo thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha, well unfortunately, "the rest of you" are bid sniping my bids and I keep losing. So I guess if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! See my point? Anyway, anyone have suggestions?
     
  4. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    They're relatively common on the Windows platform and many individuals use them. I too have looked around for a quality Mac client and have been unsatisfied with my search results.

    Any suggestions for clients?
     
  5. believo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Someone's gotta use bid sniping software (because I keep getting sniped). Anyone know of a good one?

    thanks
     
  6. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    http://www.auctionstealer.com

    I think you are limited to 3 auctions per week (whether you win or loose), and the free version snipes at 10 seconds before the auction is over.

    I believe the paid version snipes at 2 or 3 seconds before.

    Edit: It's a web service, not software.
     
  7. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    auctionsniper.com works great and you get a good number of free snipes if I remember correctly. After that it's still very cheap.
     
  8. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    I always wondered... why doesn't eBay institute a service whereby an auction doesn't end until after both the specified end time AND a set time after the last bid? Would make things SOOOO much nicer, especially for sellers, but for buyers too who don't want to have to sit there sniping all their auctions.
     
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps I'm just not getting it... but what possible benefit would there be?
     
  10. believo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am little wary about entering my eBay name and pw into a website. Is this site pretty good about privacy?
     
  11. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    It would eliminate sniping because when someone bid with 2 seconds left, the auction would automatically be extended 10 more minutes or whatever. Higher ending prices would be good for sellers and although buyers would pay more for high-demand items, it would be more convenient for them too because they could just enter their max bid whatever and not have to worry about getting sniped - if they lose, they lose, but at least they weren't sniped.
     
  12. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    So the only difference is that there are no snipers.
     
  13. believo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, eBay, unlike most other auction sites, does not ban sniping. So, in their opinion, sniping is a completely ethical practice. So, eBay isn't going to so this because they believe sniping is OK.
     
  14. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I've been using the service since December, and haven't had a problem. I've never observed if the site uses SSL or any other type of encrypting for your user name or password.

    Honestly, I've never been worried about anyone stealing my eBay identity. I don't see how they would benefit. If it ever did happen, I guess I would just be faced with a bunch of angry sellers. eBay's policies tend to always favor the bidder, not the seller.
     
  15. mxpiazza macrumors 6502a

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    sniping is just a name of the eBay game... i mean, it just comes down to truly bidding to what you are willing to pay for an item. if you under no circumstances will pay more than $80, but you put a bid in for $70, then get sniped and the auction ends at $71... then whose fault is that? just bet $80, and if you lose it, then look for something else that's more in your price range.
     
  16. chadley_chad macrumors 6502

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    up and up and up

    LOL ... I guess it just means the auction price will keep going and going up as the snipers bid against each other until they run out of money ... quite funny really if you think about it!
     
  17. fhall1 macrumors 68030

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    wow.....talk about reviving a thread from the grave...last post was over 6 years ago!
     
  18. plaintiger macrumors member

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    the age of a thread often has no bearing on its relevance. when this is the case, there is no practical difference between someone responding in six minutes and someone responding in six years. and no thread is in "the grave" while it's still visible online and showing up in searches.
     
  19. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Just like an automatic bidding extension. ;)

    /Jim
     
  20. plaintiger macrumors member

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    lol! exactly. :D
     

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