Re: Extending the end time.
- From: "Angrie.Woman" <Angrie.Woman@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 18:24:13 GMT
Maybe, but eSnipe has served me very well over the years. Their system is sort of like the one you described - you buy points and leave them on account.On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 15:40:25 GMT, "Angrie.Woman" <Angrie.Woman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
R. Totale wrote:
On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 15:17:57 GMT, "Angrie.Woman" <Angrie.Woman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Angrie.Woman" <Angrie.Woman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:9mYTe.1971$jE2.1064@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
There was a thread here a little while ago about a service that automatically extends the end times of listings. The seller would list a 1 day item, then bump it up to 3 days, then 5 days, then 7. None of this incurs a charge by eBay.
Following the threads on other boards, eBay hasn't quashed the program, so I'm assuming that they will be introducing a staggered fee structure later this year. (Probably .25 will buy you you a one day auction now.)
Just found out that my snipe program automatically cancels my bid when the duration is extended like that. Hee.
which sniper do you use?
www.esnipe.com, but I don't know if I can recommend it. I've never ad to pay for it. I started with them eons ago, and I'm grandfathered in for free snipes. (are you listening, dhakala? :) ) They charge now, and I'm not sure it would be worth it to pay.
I'm sure it's worth it to pay. They're pretty rock solid reliable. I've been using them since the beginning and I think it's only once
they haven't been able to get through on time.
Yes - I will say that I have never had a bid not go off as scheduled. A long time ago, when they were switching servers, they sent letters (and credits) when they had a problem, but I didn't have any bids pending.
I really like the Bid Groups. They do intend to charge for that someday, and I'll probably pay for it.
I've used PhantomBidder for the last three years or so. I buy "bid
points" from them for about $0.50 per point (cheaper in bulk, and an
unlimited version is available for when I'm on a real buying binge),
and "pay" one bid point for every winning bid they place for me. If I
don't win the auction, I don't pay the bid point. I'm currently at
about 57% win-lose, so I'm happy with the system.
Their support is quite good, also. The first time I purchased the unlimited-usage plan, I couldn't figure out how to cancel it. Dropped an email to support, which not only answered me on a Sunday but also refunded (without being asked) the monthly fee that had been charged to my PayPal account two days prior.
I'm grandfathered in
for cheap (under $25) snipes, too, but I often bid on stuff which costs more or non-USD auctions (which are not grandfathered), and everything I've paid them for hundreds of snipes in the last three years and more I got back on one item I bought and resold a couple of months back.
It might worth it to pay, especially on the bigger items. I really don't remember how much it costs. If I run out of credits, I'll pay more attention.
If you get to that point, may I suggest checking out PhantomBidder?
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