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A friend of mine sent me an email the other day whining about another auction on ebay that he was watching all week and missed out on. Evidently he put in a bid with 8 seconds left to become the high bidder and he assumed he would win the item. Then…..poof! It was gone. Somehow he lost the auction to someone who managed to get a bid in with 1 second left to beat him out. Boy was he pissed!

I asked him if he ever thought of using a site that put bids in for you and he didn’t seem to have any idea what I was talking about. I explained to him that the reason that he lost that auction is that another bidder was likely using one of those services that shoots off bids with very little time left to “snipe” auctions.

Some people may see these sites and services as an annoyance but I’m telling you, they are simple to use and if you’re losing to guys using them, why not play on even ground? I’ve been using AuctionSniper for well over a year and I have to tell you that it has been great. I have had zero complaints. I like using it because sometimes my computer at home isn’t the fastest in the world so when I want to get a bid in late on an item, it helps me do that. Also, there are times when an item ends either after I’ve headed to bed or while I’m at work and I don’t want to forget to get a bid in on something.

AuctionSniper isn’t free unfortunately. I don’t know exactly what the cost is per “snipe” but it’s not all that much. I don’t know if there are free services out there or not. AS is the only one I’ve used so far. If you have been a victim of a late bid beating you out, I highly recommend going over to try it. I think they give you 5-6 free “snipes” when you sign up. If you sign up, you can put me down as a reference (wilsond7). 

I warn you though….sniping can be a little addicting. There are some times when I find some auctions ending soon that seem to be going for far less than they are worth and I’ll set them up to toss a small bid on late and I’ve won them. Some of the cards I wanted but some I was just only tossing out a bid to see what happened and I ended up with the card. Oh well….I guess those cards could be good trade bait at some point.

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