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The Android app on my phone is a bit rubbish. Often you bid and hover over the button waiting to last minute bid (I no longer bother with sniping) and low and behold you believe you have won only for the conclusion that somebody actually bid but the app never updated.

Sniping might well be back on again
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I love eBay but am "buy it now" only....bidding is a scam with too many people using software to get the best deals.
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I love eBay but am "buy it now" only....bidding is a scam with too many people using software to get the best deals.
I'm more towards that too. However with all these things it is best to research what things go for if you can before purchasing using any sale/auction. The problem with an auction is that you just get carried away and it can, if you're not careful be a competition between bidders. Much like that American storage programme on TV where they sell off storage containers full of unpaid customers items.
I recently bought a camera off Sphock. A great bargain and worth a look. However I am now seeing an increase in prices on there.
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I love eBay but am "buy it now" only....bidding is a scam with too many people using software to get the best deals.
I'm going with this strategy from now on too.
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My eBay 'strategy' is to bid my pre-decided (after due research) maximum 30 secs before the item ends, allowing just enough time* for a refresh and confirm button press. If a sniper gets me, it wasn't meant to be, but I've had some bargains this way - and fun - the adrenalin rush I get is very sad

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My eBay 'strategy' is to bid my pre-decided (after due research) maximum 30 secs before the item ends, allowing just enough time* for a refresh and confirm button press. If a sniper gets me, it wasn't meant to be, but I've had some bargains this way - and fun - the adrenalin rush I get is very sad

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I'm not a prolific eBayer and I only bid on something I really want. That means I get depressed when I lose the auction. Silly I know.
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I'm not a prolific eBayer and I only bid on something I really want.
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That means I get depressed when I lose the auction. Silly I know.
By deciding in advance the maximum price I would happily pay and bidding that amount, I am able to cope with the disappointment of not "winning".
If my bid was high enough but a second too late that would really p me off!
Hence the adrenalin as I dare myself to wait 'til the last few secs hovering over the 'confirm bid' button.
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I never reveal my highest bid but always bid in the dying seconds.

Experience has taught me that 12 seconds from the end is the optimum time.
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I get the adrenaline rush when bidding, hovering over the confirm button until the last possible moment and then seeing "Outbid!!!" then failing to increase the bid in time...

But I don't get a similar rush when selling? The sound of the cash register is reassuring but it's just not the same as bidding.
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