A sniper is a software that facilitates interaction with the auction. The auction sniper is applicable to auctions limited in time, and the possibility to "buy now at a fixed price" may or may not be available. The idea is simple - you tell the sniper the lot you are interested in and the maximum price you are willing to pay. A few seconds before the end of the auction the sniper makes a bid on your behalf. If there are more bids in the auction than yours (i.e. more than the amount you feel sorry for), you have lost the auction. If there are no such bids, the sniper will place a bid on your behalf that is at least the minimum value exceeding the maximum existing bid, thus saving you a part of your money (this mechanism will become clearer from the example below).
There are two types of auctions snipers - installed on your computer and web services. In the first case, you install and configure the program, leave the computer on, and hope that in the decisive moment with your Internet channel will not happen any trouble. Frankly speaking, I don't see any reason to use such snipers - I think it's uncomfortable. So let's look at an example of how web snipers work.
On what it is necessary to pay attention to:
- There are a lot of different snipers on the network, and all of them are potentially dangerous, because you give them your login and password from ebay. So be careful with your sniper's choice
- the gixen bid is accepted in the same currency as for a valid auction. Be careful! £100 is not the same as $100!
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