Not really because everybody puts a maximum bid which ebay submits forOf course it subverts it. The idea as far as
I can see with sniping is to win the item by getting in at the last
minute ie denying someone else the opportunity to make a higher bid.
In this case the bidding will start again. The guy who bid before the last minute bid gets a chance to bid again. With sniping this is not possible as the auction is timed, it is not based on interest.What A load of old tosh.
So when the guys saying "Going once, going twice, any last bidders"
Then a guy puts his hand up & out bids the last bidder.
It doesnt make any difference and your not getting what we are saying. If I enter a maximum bid on ebay 5 days before the auction ends of ?100, then thats my maximum bid. If I set that as my maximum bid, tough women baps...why should I have the chance to increas it if you come in at the last minute and bid higher? Maximum bid says it all, put the maximum your willing to spend in.Obviously but the idea is to deny anyone else the possibility of making their maximum bid higher which is what I was getting at with the text you quoted.
The person with the snipe tool only wins if he sets his maximum bid higher....so yes, the person with the deepest pocket wins!"He with the deepest pockets wins"
Or in the case of auction sniping he with the snide tool wins. The name itself is a giveaway the more I think about it, sniping is hardly an ethical tool of war. The live auction you mention doesn't work the way you described anyway.
It's the stealth aspect I find immoral. I also find it rather amusing an also very revealing you feel the need to defend your position with comments like 'what a load of old tosh'.
Still you stick to your theory and I'll stick to mine. Money isn't my God.
What?!I 'get' what's being said. What you and others don't 'get' is that auction sniping removes the possibility to respond to your maximum bid by increasing mine. The key issue for me is the removal of the ability for others to respond'
Or as it was put here 'he with the deepest pockets wins'. In the case of sniping it seems the intention is to allow the devious and impecunious to buy items cheaper than their true market value. This is clearly unfair to the vendor which is why I don't intend to do it.
The rest of you feel free to do as you please obviously but don't try and kid yourselves it's anything other than a dirty tactic.
Touch dramatic....?My soul isn't for sale.