I have found the best way to combat sniping is to get it in your own mind how much you are willing to pay for an item, then place this maximum bid in and let Ebay bid on your behalf. Never place a bid in any longer than a minute before the end of the sale so you can keep an eye on how the bidding is going, unless you are not around to see the end, then that can't be helped. And never exceed your maximum bid, don't get carried away.
I've won several high value items using that method and have out-bid the snipers every time and got the item for the price I want to pay, which is normally far less than my maximum bid.
Its all down to knowing the value of a item and how much you are willing to pay.
The title is a bit strange, it's a soundtrack but he called it a compilation so it was never found in my original searches, I just happened to come across it. Feels like I'm taking advantage or something.
Always check postal charges.One guy was charging £40 costs to sent a motherboard(should be around £5/6). When someone asked him if this was a typing error he indignantly reasoned his costs.£10 was to cover his time spent going to the Post Office.The other £30 was similarly explained away for packaging ......etc Good news was that it did'nt sell.
Some seller ask you to contact them for their costs.Fair enough but you can't do this if you arrive late-in to an auction bid.Stay clear especially if it is a small item like a cpu etc.
Talking of cpu's ~ I just love the people who are selling cpu chips and they state that they have no means of testing it.When you check their other items for sale ,you find that it is all computer bits!!!Swines. But watch the mugs gambling good money for them.
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