Originally Posted by jcat
I'm at an absolute loss. The same cage, from the same supplier, just went for ?72 on ebay three hours ago (I bid, but didn't get it). In 22 hours. the bidding for the same product will end. I'm currently the highest bidder, at ?69,58, and have set ?80 as my maximum. Should I up that to ?90 or ?100? Or wait until tomorrow evening to do that?
In my opinion, the best way to work with ebay is to wait until the last few minutes or seconds, if you can do that, of the auction. That way, if you put up a bid that's higher than is there, it's going to be hard for someone to up your bid in time. Like I said, I use Sniper programs, that will do my bidding for me, in the last few seconds.
Sellers don't like this practice, because it tends to keep the price down. I remember when I first started going to ebay, I would put up my bids right away, and I got beat all of the time. Then I started waiting, til the auction was just about over, and placed my bid, and I started winning. People hate snipers, but I don't care. I find that Sniping tends to keep the price down, as well. Of course you might be dealing with other snipers as well, but you do have a better chance of winning your item, if you snipe.