Re: [NTLK] [OT] eBay sniping

From: David Neale <>
Date: Tue Feb 24 2009 - 04:41:08 EST

Haven't used eBay much lately and previously used it more for selling
than for buying (I have a six-hundred and something score), but I
believe there used to be a thing called Proxy-bidding, whereby you
could specify the maximum you wished to bid, and bidding would then
proceed for you automatically, until that maximum was reached. A good
system, as it put a certain brake on over-enthusiastic bidding and
took away the need to stay up until four in the morning in order to be
able to follow the end phase of an auction.

Does proxy-bidding no longer exist?


On 24 Feb 2009, at 08:36, Scott Hoffman wrote:

> Yeah, actually as it was used I figured what I bid was pretty good.
> I went on to bid a few bucks more but decided (foolishly, I now see)
> to wait to bid again. I was more than willing to bid more but
> didn't have the chance to as I was outbid at like 5 seconds before
> the close of the auction.

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