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Good auction"stingers"- is that the word?

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Gem13 Thu 20-Jan-05 16:13:10

Presume you mean for eBay?

I use Bidnapper (

Gem13 Thu 20-Jan-05 16:13:43

There wasn't a post here - below is my reply!

Tissy Thu 20-Jan-05 16:25:13

B*gger! Where did my post go?

I've been outbid at the last minute by ONE PENNY twice this week .

Need to get help with my ebaying.

What happens if two people bid with stingers for the same item?

Gem13 Thu 20-Jan-05 16:54:58

Snipers is what they are. 2 people bidding with snipers = Same as on eBay. The person with the highest bid wins.

charleypops Thu 20-Jan-05 17:25:31

I'm suprised you were outbid by 1p, I thought the increments had to be at least 20p?

SoupDragon Thu 20-Jan-05 17:27:17

Ah, but what you do is make your bid something like £5.01 and if the other biddre's high bid is £5, you win.

SoupDragon Thu 20-Jan-05 17:27:44

So when you're putting your max bid in, always put it in a few odd pence higher.

Tissy Thu 20-Jan-05 19:38:44

SNIPERs, that's it! OK, any more suggestions, or is bidnapper the one?

Tissy Thu 20-Jan-05 19:40:33

what I meant was, if two people have snipers bidding for them in the last few seconds, which gets in first? Or is it just a race to the finish as usual?

Gem13 Thu 20-Jan-05 20:27:55

Ok - here is my example.

So a child's t-shirt is on at £2.45 and I have set up Bidnapper with £4.87. You have set up Bidnapper with £3.51. There are no other bidders. It sends them both off 3 seconds before the time is up and I get it for £3.56 or £3.71 (can't remember when it goes from 5p increments to 20p).

So I win (my example ) Does that make it clearer?

Tissy Thu 20-Jan-05 20:30:44

er, yes, I think so!

So now I have to wait for my teapot to be put up for sale again, and take out a free trial of bidnapper and see what happens!

tamum Thu 20-Jan-05 20:49:48

Auctionstealer is also good, but the free version bids 3 seconds before the end and you have to pay for the one second version!

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