Ebay strategies?

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PhotoTeach2 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,587
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JakeJY wrote:

BrownieVet wrote:

JakeJY wrote:

BrownieVet wrote:

PhotoTeach2 wrote:

The bottom line is still submitting a bid in last "seconds" (too late to allow response).

Too late for whom? A person maybe


Not too late for a : "WHAT is a Computer program?"

Yes, a person. He's not talking about out bidding autobid, but talking about people that set their max bid higher at last minute when they receive notification they have been outbid (aka they change their mind about the maximum they are willing to pay).

The OP is about eBay Strategy. Honestly, what does that mean to you?

A computer program and autobid doesn't do that for you, they only go up to what max bid you set before.

Autobid is a computer program (app) free service offered by eBay for free. Please read the entire thread between PhotoTeach and myself.

I'm not sure if my point was made clear. You and PhotoTeach aren't talking exactly about the same thing. You are talking about autobid (eBay's built in function) or in combination with a computer program/app that does sniping (last second bids).

The scenario I'm talking about (and I believe PhotoTeach was talking about) goes more like this.

Say for example A's max bid is $90 (set either in eBay or in a sniper program/app). Your (B) max bid is $100.

A enters $90 in to eBay earlier in the auction as max bid (the visible current bid amount would be lower due to eBay's autobid system). B enters $100 at last moment (either manually or sniper program/app does) too late to allow a human response to eBay's notification that A must increase max bid to win. B wins the auction at $91.

If A enters $90 after B enters $100, B still wins at $91, because A is too late for a human response to the eBay notice to increase max bid.

If A was using sniper program/app, it would play out the same way. No matter if A comes before B or B comes before A, B will win as long as it is too late for a human response to notification to increase max bid. B does not need a computer program to accomplish this and at no point does a computer program's superior response time come into play. All the computer program adds is convenience for B, so there isn't a need to monitor the end of auction.

If however A's max bid was $110 all along, A will win regardless of how late B enters $100. I don't believe PhotoTeach is talking about winning in this scenario.

Yes ... exactly ...

BUT to be honest I am not familiar with "ebays" auto-bid.

But to your scenario above ... that was exactly correct.  IF I time it "perfectly", I can enter a "max" bid and if I get it (assuming not against an active "sniper" program that I also admit not being prior familiar with), there is no time for a return bid.

However ... again ... if timed "perfectly", I have immediately seen I was outbid and (if I want it bad enough), I DO HAVE TIME for a second try.  (again ... only if timed "perfectly")

But now I do want to investigate the (ext) auto-bidders because I admitted I have also very often forgotten (bid) closing time and missed items I wanted.

LOL ... I WON an item once while being "attacked" by a UNION MOB.  It was something I wanted very much so I just LAID ON THE GROUND while others were "fighting" all around me.  I waiting for the exact split second and won the item (a Welding Inspection NDT-Ultra-Sound Testing instrument).  I then arose and joined the police as they arrested our attackers.

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