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e-bay bidding- any top tips to win an item?

(12 Posts)
yuleicorn Tue 21-Dec-04 15:40:58

should you leave it to last possible minute, or are there any other tips as to how to win?

OnZephyrstdayofXmas Tue 21-Dec-04 15:44:08

I always wait till the last couple of minutes - as close to the end as you are brave enough to do!!!

yuleicorn Tue 21-Dec-04 15:45:17

what is the latest possible time you can stick a bid in? ie how many minutes or seconds to go?

Festivepussy Tue 21-Dec-04 15:45:23

The highest bid wins..so placing your very Max Bid within the last 30 seconds will get you it...unless of course someone else is prepared to pay more!...

TinselTamum Tue 21-Dec-04 15:50:02

You can always use an online sniping tool if you're desperate! Defintiely leave it until the last minute, there's nothing to be gained by bidding early IMHO.

sleepdeprived Tue 21-Dec-04 15:54:26

yep, I downloaded Auction Sentry - it works!

Dreams Tue 21-Dec-04 15:56:13

whats a snipping tool ??

Dreams Tue 21-Dec-04 15:56:46

auction sentry?

TinselTamum Tue 21-Dec-04 15:58:20

It's a "thing" that bids for you automatically at the last moment. Auctionstealer is one example. Its very useful if an auction is ending in the middle of the night, like a US one for example.

Dreams Tue 21-Dec-04 16:00:05

oh cool never heard of that what a brill idea thanks for that! Learn't something new today

TinselTamum Tue 21-Dec-04 16:00:44

You're welcome

yuleicorn Tue 21-Dec-04 16:22:57


thanks all for advice... we got it!!(keyboard - my xmas pressie!!) (had to really hold nerve tho!!!

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