Bid Sniping

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Duke Kavanaugh, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    What's your favorite and why?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. krispy

    krispy krispy

    What and let you snipe my sniping service? Some secrets are sacred. :D
     
  4. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    I just do it manually from my computer or phone
     
  5. krispy

    krispy krispy

    That's technically not "sniping" in the context of the OP's question.
     
  6. Log Potato

    Log Potato Barberous

    ____ is my favorite, because it's free and has worked flawless for me before. I don't use very often anymore though.
     
  7. lucyray

    lucyray Ariel -n- Tango

    I'll bite: Are there actually services that "snipe" for you when bidding on something?

    I guess that is what your question is implying, so, hmmm, well, I didn't know that!

    Ding-dong!
     
  8. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    How is it not? The title of the post is "Bid Sniping" then he asked what our favorite was, I said manually, that is a type of sniping. He didn't specify a service or program. It hasn't failed me yet.
     
  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I use xxxx.xx. I just bought 55 snipes for less than $10, and they only charge for successful snipes. I have used them for about 6 years and have never had one hiccup. Simple, no frills site.

    Chris
     
  10. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Because 'bid sniping' refers to using an automated service to do the sniping for you. You are just manually bidding on an auction. The request for a "favorite" is asking for which bid sniping service you use. Your fingers and mouse are not one of those services.
     
  11. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    Auction sniping is the practice, in a timed online auction (such as on eBay), of placing a winning bid at the last possible moment (often seconds before the end of the auction), giving the other bidders no time to outbid the sniper. This can be done manually, or by software.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auction_sniping

    Therefore, my favoite bid sniping service is manual.
     
  12. lucyray

    lucyray Ariel -n- Tango

    Doggone it! I hate it when someone does this to me when I'm bidding on something! I wondered how they did that at the last minute..

    Hate it!!!

    ..Which is off topic, I think. So, to the point, are you all NOT naming these services you use? No matter, I'll do a google search now.

    :)
     
  13. bonbonbelly

    bonbonbelly Feel MS68 Look AG3

    I also prefer to self-snipe. It's so much more fun than having a program do it for you.
     
  14. onecenter

    onecenter Member

    I snipe often, but rely solely upon my high-speed Internet connection and the quick reflex of my finger on the mouse.
     
  15. jjack

    jjack Captain Obvious

    Easier said than done with so many great auctions ending during work hours or night, besides' one cannot sit in front of computer all the time.

    Anyway IMO best bidding practice is set the amount you are willing to pay for particular coin and enter that bid you lose any chance of overpaying for the coin, especially if you plan to buy PM i think that is very important you don't over pay since spot prices are in up swing and can go down any moment. Also remember the earliest bidder gets the best price due to min bid requirements, for example on coin like buffalo that could easily add upto $20 dollars.
     
  16. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Sorry, but I disagree, both with you and the Wikipedia, in this case. Wikipedia is far from being an infallible information source to settle a disagreement.

    In a timed auction, people participating in the auction can see whenever a new bid is made, (that's you, manually bidding) and decide whether or not to match it. They cannot react as fast as 'sniped bids' can be placed. Manually bidding is not bid sniping, even if you think you have won auctions in this manner, you wouldn't know whether there were sniped bids placed or not until after the auction closed as the time would have expired for you to react.

    This is not a matter of arguing semantics either. Your method of manually bidding is not sniping, it's just bidding. It is bidding during the course of the auction whether it was days before, the same day, the last minutes or the last fraction of a full minute before the auction ended. You are bidding from home in the same way as if you were sitting in a room with people togehter bidding on an item being offered live. Your manual flagging of the auctioneer to place a bid isn't sniping, even as the auctioneer calls the last chance before the hammer falls, anymore than is your clicking to agree to placing a bid in the last seconds would be-- your manual method does not qualify as a sniped bid.

    In online auctions bid sniping does not apply to manual bidding, it applies to faster than human hands and home based internet provider's servers. It applies to those of servers of greater speed and accuracy implemented as a service to beat out manual bids placed at the last moments during online auctions. These systems arose to beat manual bidders, hence bid sniping.
     
  17. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Again, not sniping, just bidding.
     
  18. krispy

    krispy krispy

    I know you and other feel your are "sniping" something, but if you are manually doing this, you are not sniping, just bidding.

    Furthermore, eBay is a "program" that allows you to bid on live auctions from the convenience of your home, office, et al.
     
  19. TheCoinGeezer

    TheCoinGeezer Senex Bombulum

    IMO, an "automated service" is not required for sniping.
    I snipe the old fashioned way - manually.
     
  20. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Unfortunately for your argument, since we all have opinions and are therefore equal in this regard, opinions do not tip the scale in your favor that what you are doing is anything other than standard bidding, it's not sniping.

    An automated service only works when applied to an online auction. The only way to beat other sniped bids is to use an automated service with a greater bid amount placed, in much the way that all sniped bids beat manual bidders by having ready bid amounts that can beat manual bidders' available time to react to true sniped bids placed.

    I know it's hard for all you resisting to believe this, but none of you are faster than machines and software designed to insert bids in the fractions of seconds you cannot possibly be effective bidding in.

    You bid, automated systems snipe. No one is a manual bid sniper. period. You may place a bid with a bid snipe service but you cannot, can-not, manually snipe an auction win.

    Even multiple snipe bids will beat one another out in a fraction of a heartbeat where NO manual bidder can be found to have placed a last second bid. It comes down to the highest bid placed in a automated sniped bid then.
     
  21. lucyray

    lucyray Ariel -n- Tango

    And if I place my manual bid (maximum) very high, to ensure winning it, then an automated sniper has to have instruction to top it? I mean to say, can I ever win against a sniper?
     
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