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Old 10-14-2016, 04:25 PM   #21
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Whenever I bid on an ebay auction I always wait until the last few seconds to submit my max bid.

Less chance for a bidding war to start using this strategy.

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Whenever I bid on an ebay auction I always wait until the last few seconds to submit my max bid.

Less chance for a bidding war to start using this strategy.

-gauss
The Sam's auction site extends the bid closing by three minutes whenever a bid is entered within five minutes of the closing time. Discourages last-second sniping, but obviously doesn't prevent bidding wars from breaking out.
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The Sam's auction site extends the bid closing by three minutes whenever a bid is entered within five minutes of the closing time. Discourages last-second sniping, but obviously doesn't prevent bidding wars from breaking out.
If Sam's is on the opposite side of every auction transaction then they would have good reason, from their prospective, to have a policy such as this.
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Whenever I bid on an ebay auction I always wait until the last few seconds to submit my max bid.

Less chance for a bidding war to start using this strategy.

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We learned that technique in 2000. DH is a night owl and I'm an early bird and very flexible sleeper. We don't find much on eBay that we want, but when we do we get it.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:09 AM   #25
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Is auction sniper.com still in business? I used that on E-Bay and it was great, especially for auctions ending during the workday or in the middle of the night.
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