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aussie_belle
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:52 am    Post subject: same auction Reply with quote

What happens if 2 people want to snipe on the same auction for the same item and both want to use gixen?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:52 am    Post subject: same auction

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: same auction Reply with quote

aussie_belle wrote:
What happens if 2 people want to snipe on the same auction for the same item and both want to use gixen?


This has been asked before on this forum.

Both bids are submitted for the different eBay ids it is random which order they are placed. The reult being that if one is more than 1 increment above the other it will win the auction, if they are the same amount or within 1 incremant it is random which will win.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a technical point, eBay updates the current bid once per second. This means that the bid increment rules are not used to compare bids that arrive at eBay less than one second apart. Thus, a snipe bid of 100.01 would beat a snipe bid of 100.00 that arrived only a fraction of a second earlier. The fact that eBay updates the current bid only once per second allows for the "ultimate snipe": a 0-second, 0-penny snipe. The only way someone could win with a 0-second, 0-penny snipe is to have their snipe arrive at eBay less than 1 second before auction close and arrive _before_ another snipe for the same amount. I have never seen such a snipe, though.
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