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Sniper app?

(11 Posts)
DorisShutt Tue 28-May-13 16:03:28

There's something that I want.

I've put a bid on, but it won't close for 5 days - and I know I'm not going to be at a PC at closing time.

Is there a sniper app that's good to use?

DorisShutt Tue 28-May-13 19:15:52

Hopeful bump?

rubylovescheese Tue 28-May-13 19:28:26

sorry don't use one but had you considered contacting seller for buy it now suggesting you need it sooner bla bla bla. I have done this quite successfully a few times.

DorisShutt Tue 28-May-13 19:46:57

Yep - not response as yet.

What I'm after sells very well, so unlikely they'd agree to it sadly. sad

fergoose Tue 28-May-13 20:00:53

goofbid is meant to be good

FriedSprout Tue 28-May-13 20:07:53


I have tried AuctionStealer. Think it is U.S. site.
It is free to use for the occasional bid. You will need to divulge your eBay details obviously, to allow it to bid on your behalf.
Have always been very pleased.

plainjaney Thu 30-May-13 18:42:28

I use Gixen. It's free and hasn't let me down in the 2 years I've been using it.

NanTheWiser Fri 31-May-13 09:53:15

Don't use Goofbid - there have been problems with it for ages - I lost an item a few weeks ago because it failed. Now using Justsnipe - which is free.

cozietoesie Fri 31-May-13 12:52:07

The best sniper in the world can fail, for technical reasons, say. I use a paid site and it's failed twice in 6 years. (That may not seem like a lot but just to illustrate - they're not perfect.)

fapl Sat 01-Jun-13 21:40:52

I have used sporadically for a few years now, it has never let me down.

isislondon Sun 23-Feb-14 17:30:54

Snipers are great if you don't have time to sit & wait until each auction closes. I use web based But now trialling which also has phone apps which can be about £10 per year for. Unlimited snipes

Also useful as you can set up groups of snipes ie if you wanted a specific footmuff for a pushchair & there's lots of auctions for the same thing, you can add it to a group, so when you win 1 of the foot muffs it will cancel the other pending bids on foot muffs so you don't end up with loads of 1 things.

I've got loads of stuff & saved £ 100's & left more time for family
Justsnipe is good too, you get free snipes as we'll on a monthly basis. You can use the free ones. They may fail if the seller ends the sale early, in which case no one who bid or sniped would complete the auction

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