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bronwynr
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:48 pm    Post subject: Outsniped for the same bid Reply with quote

Do I need to change my bid timing settings as I was 'outsniped' by my highest snipe ($13.50) which auction was won for?

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
1***g $13.50 22 Apr 2019 at 3:33:21PM PDT
bronwyn* $13.00 22 Apr 2019 at 3:33:17PM PDT
bronwyn* $13.00 22 Apr 2019 at 3:33:17PM PDT
Starting Price $12.00 17 Apr 2019 at 3:33:22PM PDT
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you get outsniped it's highly unlikely that changing timing will help. This will help only in situations where the higher bidder saw your bid, changed their mind, and submitted a higher bid in the closing seconds. This is highly unlikely.

That winning bid was likely also a snipe, decided on and scheduled ahead of time. If your bid came after it, instead of being outsniped you would get "bid under asking price" status instead.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bid ceiling was $13.50 placed prior to the snipers, so I'm still confused as my bid was earlier. I've been losing quite a few auctions recently that I've bid higher on, but a lower bid has won.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your maximum bid was 13.00, not 13.50.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, in the first post the bid history produced actually shows that the snipe amount was 13:00, not 13:50.

If the snipe amount had been 13:50 and the high bidders bid was also 13:50, the earlier bid would have actually won due to the earlier bid rule.

The answer is definitely not to bid later, it is to set your snipe amount higher, if you are actually prepared to pay more.
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