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I am so sick of losing auctions! I know that these mamas are using a software to help them win. They win at the last second every time. What are they using? I want to win too.
 

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I have never won a single diaper auction on eBay. They go way too high, or I get sniped at the last minute. I hope you're able to find what you're looking for soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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I never bid on diapers, but I always go in at the last second... most of the time my bid is placed at the last 5 seconds... Ive never lost an auction that way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> and if I do that means it went for more than I was willing to pay.(I bid on dolls for my mom and grandmother)
 

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I don't use software, I just watch certain auctions, put their ending times in my Outlook to remind me and then I bid on them in the last 5 seconds. A high speed internet connection is a must though.
 

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Before you get to the point where you won't be able to put in another bid on time, (whether it's 5 seconds before the end of the auction or 50 seconds before the end of the auction, depending on your computer/connection speed), put in your MAXIMUM bid. The truly maximum amount of money that you would be willing to pay for that item. I'm assuming you know that, on ebay, if you win the item you will only have to pay one increment higher than the second highest bid. If you do put in your maximum bid, and someone still outbids you at the last second, then you won't be bitter, because you weren't willing to pay more than that anyway.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I never bid on diapers, but I always go in at the last second... most of the time my bid is placed at the last 5 seconds... Ive never lost an auction that way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> and if I do that means it went for more than I was willing to pay.(I bid on dolls for my mom and grandmother)</div>
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Which one did you lose? I've actually bid on two things lately ONCE and won it, no one else bid at all. I was amazed. Usually if I really want something, even if I'm winning, I have to sign on and watch what's going on with it and bid again if necessary.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I never bid on diapers, but I always go in at the last second... most of the time my bid is placed at the last 5 seconds... Ive never lost an auction that way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> and if I do that means it went for more than I was willing to pay.(I bid on dolls for my mom and grandmother)</div>
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Ditto. I'm a sniper. I always try to wait until the last minute or so to bid. Why get into a bidding war with someone when I don't have to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="whistle"><br><br>
There is a program called Esnipe. I've never used it though.
 

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<a href="http://www.auctionsniper.com" target="_blank">http://www.auctionsniper.com</a><br>
The first 5 (I think?) snipes are free, and if you refer people you get more free snipes. I've never lost an auction since. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I've never tried the sniping software, but I also put a reminder on my calendar to go bid at the last minute. And I do like Sustainer suggests. I don't necessarily wait until the last 5 seconds because you never know if your connection might choke. I wait until maybe 30 seconds out and then I put the TOP amount I am really willing to pay, even if that is a lot more than the current high bid. Usually I win, and I don't have to pay anywhere near that much. One time I didn't win and there was some furious bidding in the last few seconds that raised the price to way more than I would have paid. So I just laughed and thought "well you can have it."
 

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<a href="http://www.esnipe.com" target="_blank">www.esnipe.com</a> is nice, too<br><br>
Sustainer is correct about the strategy for bidding, too.
 

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No advice, just <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s. I get so fired up when I lose!!
 

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I never bid until the last few seconds. I keep 2 windows open, one to refresh the time and one that has my max bid ready to go. Then when its time I submit my bid. I have only lost of the previous bidder's max bid was higher than my max bid. And if that happened, fine and dandy as i will only pay so much for a diaper (or any other auction).<br><br>
Main reason I don't bid until the end is the constant back and forth bidding does nothing but raise up the bid price. Good for the seller but not so good for the buyer LOL
 

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Oooo I never knew there was a software out there that did this! I just go in at the last few seconds and place a bid about $10 higher than the current bid and usually I'll win it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I don't bid unless an auction i goign to end when I'm going to be able to be there and I usualy sneak in in the last 30 seconds.......... otherwise I do what other have said and put my max in and then i'm not too disspaointed unless i gots for like one incremnet oevr what i am willing to spend.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
it's the thrill of the hunt on ebay!
 

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I don't use software, but like others mentioned, don't bid until the last few seconds. And then like another person mentioned, don't just put in the next incremental bid. Put in a pretty high number, so that you know you'll outbid whatever the current max bid is, and so that it takes the other last minute sniper out there too long to figure out what YOUR max bid is. So if the item is at $15, I wait until there is about 5-8 seconds left (make sure you are logged in and have a highspeed connection), then put in $40. There is small risk that you may actually end up paying $40, but usually it turns out the other max bid was like $20 so I pay $20.50.
 
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