posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 10:39 AM
a reply to: Gazrok
As a seller, absolutely! As a buyer, absolutely not!
I always, always, always wait until the last seconds to enter my max bid. Of course, my intent is to get the absolute best deal possible rather than
buy/win a specific item.
There are a lot of debates about efficacy of strategies, up to and including actual white papers and research. Maybe not the right place for the full
discussion, but I firmly maintain the sniping strategy results in less cost as a buyer. On the flipside, the absolute last
thing I want to see
as a seller is a bunch of experienced eBayers interested in my items.. Well, maybe not the last thing, but I'd rather have a bunch of people entering
in their max bids throughout the duration of the auction. Results in a higher selling price every single time.
ETA: In thinking about it, finding the absolute best deal possible as a buyer and selling for the highest price possible as a seller may be a bit more
important to me than most. Obviously, its business 101, but in my situation, I am much, much more limited than most folks. My health dictates just how
much I can do, and its completely unpredictable. Even my best days are significantly worse than the best days of the vast, vast majority of people.
So, everything counts for a lot more since I can't achieve volume.
edit on 30-3-2018 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)