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Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2014 1:29 p.m. PST

Forget your password and you take several attempts to get it right. (Like going through the seven to eight passwords that I tend to use).

Finally got into Ebay and hit the bid button and the auction had ended right when I did.

Oh well it will be back since no one else made a bid on it.

Black Cavalier Inactive Member25 Sep 2014 1:31 p.m. PST

You obviously aren't a true wargamer if you're not buying enough stuff that you forget your password ;)

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2014 3:15 p.m. PST

What BC said……

Terrement Inactive Member25 Sep 2014 3:29 p.m. PST

Two words: "Auction sniper."

Inexpensive way to get those last minute bids in (most of the time) without being on line.

I don't buy enough on ebay anymore to make it worthwhile, and sometimes the bid gets hung in the system and never gets in (which really sucks) but when I was really mining ebay some years back, it was great especially for those auctions ending at 3 AM my time.


Black Cavalier Inactive Member25 Sep 2014 5:02 p.m. PST

Yes, definitely as Terrement said, auction sniper like Definitely takes the worry about manually trying to bid in the last seconds. & also allows more control since you set you max bid when you're in a right state of mind, instead of getting in the heat of a bidding war & continually upping your bid at the last minute.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2014 6:13 p.m. PST

I like to do my Sniping personally far more satisfaction.

But true my Ebay buying has been down due to buying other stuff and they forced me to change my long time Password due to a Security Issue.

Just took long getting log in and deciding what to bid.

britishlinescarlet2 Inactive Member26 Sep 2014 3:57 a.m. PST

I always bid far in advance of the end time with the maximum amount I am willing to pay. If I win I do, if not then I am happy that I haven't paid more than I wanted to. It also stops those last minute drunken bidding wars :-)

goragrad26 Sep 2014 7:44 a.m. PST

Depends of the auction.

If an item starts out low I often put in a bid with my desired max. But if the seller has multiple items and I win a few I often go back to items that have not ended and look at sniping them.

At the end I total up my bids and the number of items and look at the average as my actual cost for each. Particularly where shipping will be the same or only increase by small increments for multiple items.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2014 12:11 p.m. PST

Sniping the only way to bid.

Wait until nearly the last minute and place that bid.

Thing is remember your password.

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