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Ebay sniping thingys

(8 Posts)
TrillianAstrahasaJOB Thu 02-Jul-09 22:20:34

Does anyone use these and can you recommend one?

DP has his eye on a bike but we'll be out when the auction ends. He wants to put in the bid at the last minute to foil silly people who put in a 'maximum bid' that's lower than their actual top price. If they are willing to pay moer than him and say so then they will win the auction anyway, so it's not hurting anyone.

wuglet Thu 02-Jul-09 22:21:59

I use goofbay

never tried any others though

spicemonster Thu 02-Jul-09 22:24:43

Gixen is highly recommended by a lot of prolific ebayers I know

Dazmum Mon 06-Jul-09 09:42:22

I use esnipe, very good, can snipe within last few seconds. Sneaky but good!

ninedragons Mon 06-Jul-09 09:45:44

auctionstealer.com is very reliable.

idunnop Mon 06-Jul-09 09:59:13

goofbay.com is great and free

TrillianAstrahasaJOB Mon 06-Jul-09 10:04:50

Thanks guys, the bike actually got up to more than DP was willing to pay for it before the end anyway, but we'll definitely bear these in mind for any others that come up.

idunnop Mon 06-Jul-09 12:29:43

oo it's frustrating when that happens, isn't it!

Definitely use a sniper in future though - you get things for a better price, and it also means you can back out after making an impulsive bid on something and then changing your mind later (I do this quite a lot!)

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