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Is there a trick to winning ebay bids?

Asked by Supergirl (1686points) November 22nd, 2006
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andrew's avatar
Snipe. Place your bid as late as possible.
peggylou's avatar
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peggylou's avatar
You can enter any bid for any item by entering the item # and the bid amount. You can also enter the time thaty you want to snipe the auction (i.e., I have my sniper set at 5 seconds before the auction end).
peggylou's avatar
Figure out what the top bid amount is that you choose to pay. Then enter that amount. For example, if you are willing to pay $100 for that item, then I would enter $103.77. It is wise to up the bid just a bid so that if someone else bids $100.00 (or any other "even" amount), then your bid will win. People are getting wise about that kind of bid, but it still seems to work best for me.,
bob's avatar
Wow,!! Great!
wkolker22's avatar
Try waiting until the last minute and bid as high as you're willing to go.
ezra's avatar
be persistent. I try to mostly go for "Buy it Now" auctions so that I know I get whatever item tickles my fancy as opposed to hoping I get it, even though it sometimes costs more.
geodork's avatar
literally, bidding your highest in the last 10 seconds. i actually get a stopwatch so i don't have to check by refreshing the screen.
miltonandmichele's avatar

I’ve been using ebay for 40 years…well, since 2001 and the method i use to win auctions has been very successful. I “watch” the item I want and wait until the final 30 seconds of the auction and place a bid of the highest amount i’d be willing to pay for the item. By doing this, i eliminate anyone from slipping in another bid and if the thing goes for more than my highest bid i say “enjoy that item” to the winning bidder.

roxy's avatar

This is something I am also curious about?

cody1717's avatar

i don’t think so , i don’t know how to use ebay ?

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