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  1. tschiraldi

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    Hi, my name is Tim. I'm 48 years old, 6'0" and around 260 lbs. I love Dublin shaped pipes... and Castello pipes... and white stemmed pipes. If you are the rat ba#*rd who stole a white stemmed, Dublin shaped Castello Collection KKK on E-Bay while I was at work for $2 more than my last bid, PM me. I want to be friends! Really! I won't even TRY to talk you into selling it to me (crosses fingers), promise!
    Dirty knave!!!

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    Was there a pipe for sale on eBay, Tim?

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    Was there a pipe for sale on eBay, Tim?

    Man, I wanted that one BAD!

    Working sucks! What a beauty!

    Tim

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    Use a snipe program.

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    Use a snipe program.

    I'm not that tech-savvy. "Besides", I thought, "who's going to be on Ebay on Easter Sunday?". Foolish me!

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    I learned a long time ago never to bid even round numbers. Sucks to lose out to someone over two bucks.

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    https://www.gixen.com/index.php

    Does not take much tech, you simply log in with your ebay account, add the listing that you want to purchase, fill in the maximum price you are willing to pay. At the last few seconds of the auction the program will try to win the auction for your with the lowest price within your available funds. It leads to less bidding war, which results in less money paid from you, and a bigger guarantee of winning.

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    If you can use eBay, you can use a snipe program. Basically all you have to do is copy the link to the item you want to bid on and tell the snipe program what your highest bid will be and it'll place your bid with just seconds left on the auction which won't leave non-snipers enough time to react.

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    I am sure there are pluses and minuses to the various snipe programs out there, but Auction Sniper works well for me on my ancient Android tablet. I don't use the app, just the standard program that runs on Chrome.

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    "Hi, my name is Tim. I'm 48 years old, 6'0" and around 260 lbs. I love Dublin shaped pipes... and Castello pipes... and white stemmed pipes. If you are the rat ba#*rd who stole a white stemmed, Dublin shaped Castello Collection KKK on E-Bay while I was at work for $2 more than my last bid, PM me. I want to be friends! Really! I won't even TRY to talk you into selling it to me (crosses fingers), promise!
    Dirty knave!!!"

    Are you the Easter Bunny Dave? Working on Easter.

    Mike S.

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    Are you the Easter Bunny Dave? Working on Easter.

    Not funny! I spent Easter in prison!

    If everyone is using these snipe programs, how does one beat another??? All the bids, from all the bidders go in at the last possible moment... who wins?

    Tim

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    tschiraldi
    When everyone is using a sniper, the guy that is willing to pay the highest sum wins.
    Also, majority of pipe-smokers are not tech-savvy, sniping tools can provide a decent upper hand due to that.

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    This one??

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    @kanse +1.

    Also the tip above re: bidding odd amounts can sometimes be the difference. I won one of pipestuds auctions by 6 cents over another snipe. I had mixed feelings about that one, but it turned out to be a very nice pipe, though fully priced.

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    This one??

    No, the one I was after had a white stem. But that one's pretty too!
    This one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CASTELLO-COLLECTION-KK-WHITE-STEM-PIPE-/302266408543?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ieyLbyiOs52BxTGeZTMgkasFrIk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    Okay, Brother, I signed up with Auction Sniper. Hold my beer!

    Tim

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    I too grew tired of losing bids on ebay.

    A buddy turned me on to esnipe. Works great. The bids I lose now are ones that truly are @ a $ amount higher than I wanted (needed) to spend.

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    You never know what the winners max bid was, he could have a max set at $500 and you would have needed to bid at least $510.01to win. Knowing the bid increment at your max is important.

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    That was a nice unique pipe. Great information on how to win bids.

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    That is a pretty one.

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    Tim, white stem Castello's are an expensive habit. Probably for the best you didn't win that one. LOL.

    Ditto the above comments about keeping the bid increments in mind. Also, the default timing on Auction Sniper is 3 seconds. On heavy eBay times, like Sundays, you might want to go with 4-6 seconds.

    I have a friend who uses esnipe with good results. Not really sure why I settled on auction sniper, but the one time it failed to get a bid in was on a Sunday when I didn't change the default timing.

    They have good tutorials.

    There is a downside to using these things - you win more auctions. But you tend to win at less than your maximum, and if you are disciplined enough to set it and forget it, you avoid the temptation to get into a bidding war.

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    I'm not an ebay shopper, but rule one would be, don't fall in love with the pipe. Name your price and forget about it. Then if you win, it's manna from heaven, and if not, no problem. Or would that spoil the fun?

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    mso489, if you are willing to pay $100 for a pipe, would you turn it down at $80? By entering your $100 bid early, you decrease your chances of that happy outcome. Look at a completed auctions bid screen some time and see how many bids are entered just to fish for how high the leader is willing to go. Entering a bid early is just putting a target on your back. Whether you use an automatic snipe program or not, putting your real number in late is the way to go.

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