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Damn snipers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:27 pm
by lost_within
I know this has came up before as a rant....but this is more of a comment/question.


Considering how every other bot/modifier gets your account banned on EVERYTHING else. How is it these bidding snipper softwares have not been addressed?

If im out to win I will put my max bid, but jesus does it piss me off to watch an auction go from 16 bids to 20 bids all within LITERALLY ONE SECOND!

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:41 pm
by Erik_Twice
You don't even need a program to snipe.


If they wanted to curtail sniping they could just give a time extension to auctions everytime a bid is made. They simply aren't interested in it.

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:51 pm
by god
Can't stand these people coming along and snipping up my auction in the last second.

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:24 pm
by nightrnr
Darn those people Snipping off my collection potential by Snapping up auctions with there persistent Sniping.

It's all part of the game though. You either pay a little above the current value of an item by putting in a serious bid (as in "this is mine, don't bid unless you want to pay more than it's worth") or you watch the auction til the last couple seconds and hope your weaker bid comes through for you.
General_Norris wrote:If they wanted to curtail sniping they could just give a time extension to auctions everytime a bid is made. They simply aren't interested in it.

I kind of hope they don't.
I wonder if that would just complicate the game so that only the unreasonably persistent gets it. I could just see auctions going up by quarters for a couple hours or more after the expected close.

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:42 pm
by lost_within
I know its not a software per say, but it seems amazing to think that its another form of "cheating" that seems to go UN-addressed.

Where everything else in current day is so anti bot, anti cheat, anti sneak....we bring in REAL money and its like...oh ok...you can cheat a little.

Last couple auctions ive won Ive had to pay a bit more than your average, I refused to stay up LATE LATE, so I had to punch in a insane bid knowing what would happen.

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:30 pm
by Hobie-wan
I think sniping programs are lame, just like cheating in multiplayer games. I do snipe, but I do it manually. Sometimes I forget about something and it slips by or it is ending at 6 AM so I just bid and see what happens. I'm not buying any mission critical stuff on ebay, so I dont' lose sleep over it.

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:42 pm
by brunoafh
It's just the nature of the beast that is online bidding. It would take a lot of effort on eBay's end to keep up with weeding out stuff like this for what is essentially a non-issue to them as a corporation.

It's a double-edged sword though. I've probably missed out on as many items by last second bidders as I've gotten great deals by bidding last second. If you really want to win the auction and you don't feel like monitoring it at the end, the only real option you have is to place your max bid and hope for the best.

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:56 pm
by lost_within
When I think back to when blizzard would ban my account time to time from running a bot to do my"mf runs"...miss those days. Seems like the EXACT same thing...its something else doing a job that I could not do myself. My refusal to stay up for x amount of hours didnt allow it. So of course....I ate the bullet and had my account banned.

I mean im not expecting ebay to have this revelation or anything lol. Just bugs me that some of us do things legit, but yet so many find a way to screw over anyone when possible

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:00 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
I don't even bother with auctions - I just poke around until I find a reasonable BIN.

Re: Damn snippers

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:26 pm
by Bradtemple87
I snipe from my iphone all the time, only way I play ;)