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    E-bay Sniper..............?

    I'm rebuilding my old Cannondale mountain bike, I need some "Vintage" parts, I've found them on E-bay, but I don't want to miss out on the auctions, I've heard of this "E-bay Sniper" program, or something similar, has anyone used this or can you recommend something?

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    Try these people. You get three free snipes per week, at 20 seconds prior to closing. For more than three or sniping closer to close (maybe as close as 3 seconds) you have to pay.

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    I've used EZ Sniper before. Seems to work, but it's not a 100% sure thing if there are other snipers involved, or if some other bidder puts in a higher bid.

    It does raise your chances significantly, and it's not that expensive.
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    I will second Esnipe. I have had one time when it had an error and didn't place my bid. Otherwise has worked flawlessly for me. And one of things I love is bid groups. If there are multiple actions for an item you want. You can create a bid group and it will go down the list and bid on each one till you win one. Then it will cancel your other snipe bids you set up in that group.

    Like Brent said and I am sure you know, you still have to be the highest bidder but my success rate is MUCH improved with Esnipe. It seemed I was always getting out bid by a some small amount. Now at least no one has time to raise their bid 50 cents over mine!
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    Also how old? I have a shelf full of stuff from the mid 90s
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    I use Bidnapper.com, and have been very happy with them for years. Most of my winning bids have been placed within the last 5 seconds of the auction. As Brent mentioned, any sniping service is subject to getting beat by another sniping service.
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    What I find funny is the whole mindset of ebay auctions. If everyone would just say, 'Yeah, I'd pay X for that', put in their bid, and walk away, it'd be fine.

    But Human nature comes into play. The whole, well, if they'll pay that, I guess I could up it a bit, over and over during the life of the auction...

    So what the sniper programs actually do, even though some people hate them, is to allow people to set their actual, final, maximum bid on an auction and walk away...

    Some people hate em, but to me, if you really want an item, you have to assume someone else is going to use one so you have to fight fire with fire, as they say..
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