Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:57 am Post subject: Option to increase the SNIPE BID at Snipe Time
An number of my snipes fail because the Snipe Bid is just below the Bid Increment.
An option to increase the Snipe Bid to the next Bid Increment plus some small amount would be great.
Example: Snipe Bid is set to $55.77 but at snipe time the auction is at $55. The Snipe Bid would fail. But with an option to Snipe the next Bid Increment plus $0.77 would Snipe Bid at $56.77 and go through and maybe allow for a win.
Another option is to have a value that is the Snipe Bid would fail because of the next Bid Increment then allow an additional amount be added to the Snipe Bid.
Such as $5. So it at Snipe Time the Bid is going to fail because next Bid Increment then add $5 to the Snipe Bid.
So the $55.77 becomes $60.77 and again may result in a win.
Joined: 09 Aug 2007 Posts: 6450 Location: Bristol, UK
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:07 pm Post subject:
This has been suggested a number of times over the years and, to be honest, I've never been convinced it has merit.
For me it represents flawed thinking... "I'm prepared to pay more if the price gets close to what I thought was the amount I was willing to pay"... just indicates to me that you have set your snipe amount too low.
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