It's been ages since I last used eBay when I've had to snipe auctions. It seems that when I count down the clock and put in a bid at roughly 10 seconds to go it states that the auction has already ended when I placed my bid. This means that I have to snipe earlier, probably at 30 seconds.
Has anyone noticed this? I only bother to snipe to try and stop even more bids being made, so I get a lower price for the item. This is useful for computer preipherals!
I've looked on their website and haven't come across this, unless I've overlooked something.
listing times correctly can be dependant on your internet connection. also im not entirely sure what youre asking
I have sniped (and competing with another sniper too) down to the last 2 seconds. I don't have a problem, and I'm on BT broadband.. which is um, variable. Maybe you wait too long in between refreshing, or the page takes too long to load.
I have broadband myself - 512k internet line with CPU resources well reserved. I didn't make it too close a call, as I attempted to list my bid around 15 seconds to go. I wouldn't bother sniping but I also find it irritating that people put in a maximum bid, become outbidded, and put in a further maximum, many times over three times for one lot.
oh yeah, i believe that there are also some programs you can get to do that upto a certain chosen amount.........
I managed to snipe 2 weeks ago and won. The time it takes for the snipe to go through depends on eBay traffic at that time. What time od the day/week was your auction?
well, snipers can be easily defeated.... max bids help a lot, no matter if you snipe at the end you get outbidded, unless your snipe cost is way much larger
one way eBay could get around sniping is by showing a range of time left, insted of the exact time, e.g. 1-2 hours --> 30-45 mins --> 15-30 mins --> 0-15 mins.. makes it more difficult to snipe (but still not impossible if you are smart/have enough time on your hands).
But I hope that doesn't happen..