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How does automatic bidding work?
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Registered: ‎06-29-2013

If I use the automatic bidding process, how do I know that I won't end up paying more than I wish to pay. I would hate to lose a bid by $10.00 but don't want to pay $100.00 more than I wish to pay.

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vista_coins
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Registered: ‎03-20-2011
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in reply to mom.0195

The highest bid wins, but by placing a bid just before the auction ends prevents other bidders from placing a new one to outbid you.

 

You can snipe manually by sitting in front of your computer or there are companies that provide a sniping service for a fee where you set your max bid and they will place it for you seconds before the auction ends.

 

One company is Auction Sniper and gives your 1st three snipes free

http://www.auctionsniper.com/?who=vnpSOYp0qdPjpU8M8uvTRQ%3d%3

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centerhill73
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Posts: 21,104
Registered: ‎01-23-2011
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in reply to mom.0195

???

If you post the maximum bid you are willing to pay, the system will never bid more for you than that amount.

the_right_stuff99
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Posts: 3,027
Registered: ‎02-11-2004
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in reply to mom.0195

If I use the automatic bidding process, how do I know that I won't end up paying more than I wish to pay. I would hate to lose a bid by $10.00 but don't want to pay $100.00 more than I wish to pay.

Thanks

Very simple: don't bid more than you wish to pay. Why would you do that?

annadryl
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Posts: 2,087
Registered: ‎02-12-2009
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in reply to mom.0195

bid that max exactly once. you'll never overpay and there's no need to sweat. imagine you have xxx cash in pocket and after that it's gone. remember food and rent etc.

kraloe
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Registered: ‎05-11-2005
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You don't pay more than you wish to because your maximum bid that you enter is the highest amount that you wish to pay, should bidding go that high. If you don't want to end up paying $100, don't place a bid for $100.

http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/automatic-bidding.html