Auction sniping is the practice of waiting until the last few seconds of an online auction, to place a bid that cannot be outbid. Unfortunately, taking part in this practice could be an online bidder’s worst nightmare. Imagine you’re on Ebay and you’ve been the highest bidder on the used Xbox for the past week. If someone swooped in at the very last moments and made a bid one dollar higher than yours 30 seconds before the bidding time was up, you’d probably feel cheated, and rightfully so. Interestingly, this is an acceptable practice for Ebay, which is one of the world’s largest online auction sites. According to an article on their website, Ebay states: The first thing that comes to mind when talking about sniping is whether it is considered fair and honest. There are always many ways to view things, but we will say that it does not even remotely bother us if a buyer uses sniping software to win one of our auctions.
There are two ways to auction snipe. A sniper can simply open numerous browser pages to keep a close eye on the auction, which is the manual and more time consuming form of sniping. In the age of technology, auto sniping can be done with a simple software application downloaded to the sniper’s computer or laptop, allowing the user to create settings within the program to auto-snipe certain online auctions. Some of the common auto sniping software is available online for immediate download, and it is often free!
There are companies that frown upon auction sniping activities, often automatically extending the auction time to allow other bidders to respond. That extra time allocation can allow you to once again to become the highest bidder and potentially win the auction for the item you want. Looks like you might get that Xbox after all! Our company, JCH Auctions offers a completely stress-free buying experience, one you won’t have to leave home for.
JCH Auctions is an online car auction service that forbids auction sniping by extending the auction with a dynamic ending ensuring fair practices for every auction. With JCH Auctions what you see is what you get, inexpensive used cars for sale online. You can also sign up for email notification, so you’ll know when the next auction will begin and what will be available. Search for the car you want, experience hassle free bidding, make your payment and pick up your used vehicle.
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