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Damn eBay snipers...

I really really hate those people. I can respect losing an auction to someone who wants it more than I do, but to just have it cost me more is annoying. I think it's the whole seeing the auction price go up as it's bumped up in annoying increments. I wish they'd disallow price increased due to sniping in the last 5 minutes if the sniping doesn't actually win the auction.

Oh, and did I mention that I'm sick (and by extension cranky)?

Anyways, the bright side, I did win the stupid auction.

Now what would you do with 150+ of these (and other assorted bits and pieces):



I know what I'm planning on doing :-D

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FYI, I find auction sniping less offensive than those people who troll by and play around incrementing their bids over a matter of days; damn, people, don't you know what you're willing to spend? Enough already!

I always use a sniping service, and it saves me tons of money because those people (mentioned kindly above) don't get to play against my high bid. If someone else with a known/set max tries to snipe too, no problem - we both have a clear idea of our ceiling, and it's a fair interaction.

Use Rhett's sniper - i'ts pretty sweet. SnipeSwipe
I think that what bugs me about it is that even the sniping service you use, only works by taking into account people's stupid bidding tendencies.

The nice thing about a sniping service is that it lets your bid w/ your absolute max go in at the very last second and that means you beat out someone who is doing the standard "increment by $5 or $10" approach even if their max bid would truly be higher than yours. Since they were incrementing based on the current value, yours comes out on top and they just run out of time.