Are you an eBay user? If so, have you ever been involved in bidding wars and lost multiple times? Well, if you have, this tip may be very helpful to you! Today, I’m going to introduce you to a Web page linked to eBay, called eSnipe. eSnipe is designed to help solve all of your bidding problems, to guarantee you a win almost all of the time and to make you a much more successful bidder. Read on for all the details!
eSnipe is a Web site that allows you to effectively manage and win eBay auctions by placing bids for you during the last few seconds of an auction. This is known as “sniping” in the auction world and it helps reduce bidding wars. With eBay, it can take three to 10 days to close an auction. When that happens, people get excited over an item and they overbid it as soon as an auction opens. eSnipe prevents that from happening. eSnipe also protects bidders’ privacy, allows users to place bids when it’s convenient for them and with it, you can retract unwanted bids five minutes before the auction is over. eBay doesn’t allow you to do anything like that. Okay, so now that you’re filled in, let’s get started!
First, to be able to use eSnipe, you have to sign up for it. To do so, just log on to this site: http://www.esnipe.com.
Once you’re there, click the Join eSnipe Today! link. You will find this link under the Member Log In section or under any of the other links on the homepage.
Once you’ve found it, eSnipe’s one page, three step sign up form will come up for you. On this page, you need to do the following:
1.) Enter in your personal information.
2.) Enter in your eBay information.
3.) Choose an eSnipe username and password.
When you have all of that done, simply agree to eSnipe’s member terms and then click Join eSnipe.
Now that you are an eSnipe member, you will come across a box on the next page that says eSnipe Bidwizard. This is the box where you type in the item number for the item on eBay you want to bid on. After you’ve typed in the item number, click Next.
The next page you see is the most important one of all. This page is where you place your bid. It has the auction ID and description, starting time and ending time and it shows the current bid. Under the item’s information, there are three boxes and they are:
- Bid Checkup
- Buffer Time
- Maximum Bid Amount
Bid Checkup – The minutes before the bid time.
Buffer Time – The seconds before the end of the auction.
Maximum Bid Amount – Your maximum bid.
Lastly, once you have filled in all of the above, you can go ahead and click Place eBay Bid with eSnipe.
That’s all you have to do. Now, you know how to “snipe” an item on eBay. Have fun!
~ Mike Pettinato